Carson City, NV

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Population

54,219

0.355% decline

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$49,341

2.91% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

24,327

1.74% growth

Median Property Value

$217,400

8.97% growth

About

In 2017, Carson City, NV had a population of 54.2k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $49,341. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carson City, NV declined from 54,412 to 54,219, a -0.355% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,948 to $49,341, a 2.91% increase.

The population of Carson City, NV is 68.1% White Alone, 23.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.38% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Carson City, NV speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carson City, NV are Western Nevada College (960 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Carson City, NV is $217,400, and the homeownership rate is 55%. Most people in Carson City, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carson City, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carson City, NV employs 24.3k people. The largest industries in Carson City, NV are Public Administration (3,492 people), Retail Trade (2,863 people), and Manufacturing (2,608 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,156), Utilities ($72,143), and Public Administration ($49,664).

Median household income in Carson City, NV is $49,341. Males in Carson City, NV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,567. The income inequality in Carson City, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,341

2017 value

± $2,023

2.91%

1 Year Growth

± 6.43%

Households in Carson City, NV have a median annual income of $49,341, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,948 in 2016, which represents a 2.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,432

Average Male Salary

± $1,853

$44,567

Average Female Salary

± $1,392

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $49,115 ± $1,406

  2. Asian

    $44,438 ± $3,305

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $39,307 ± $16,398

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carson City, NV is from Nevada.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.441

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.688% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carson City, NV was Washoe County, NV with a value of $61,498, followed by Clark County, NV and N/A, with respective values of $57,189 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Carson City, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carson City, NV (7.7k out of 52.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,805 ± 590

  2. Hispanic

    2,579 ± 420

  3. Other

    938 ± 263

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carson City, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24.3k

2017 Value

± 1,097

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 6.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carson City, NV grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 23.9k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carson City, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,593 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,137 people), and Management Occupations (2,069 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carson City, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carson City, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,593 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,137 people), and Management Occupations (2,069 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Carson City, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.52 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carson City, NV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,625), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,690), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,031).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.3k

2017 Value

± 1,097

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 6.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carson City, NV grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 23.9k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carson City, NV, are Public Administration (3,492 people), Retail Trade (2,863 people), and Manufacturing (2,608 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carson City, NV, though some of these residents may live in Carson City, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carson City, NV, by number of employees, are Public Administration (3,492 people), Retail Trade (2,863 people), and Manufacturing (2,608 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Carson City, NV has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.07 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.95 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carson City, NV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,156), Utilities ($72,143), and Public Administration ($49,664).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $16B

  2. $8.39B

  3. $6.48B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $16B, followed by Mixed freight ($8.39B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($6.48B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$75B

2015 Value

$113B

Projected 2045 Value

51.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nevada trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 51.3% to $113B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.2B

  2. $6.44B

  3. $3.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Utah with $6.44B and Arizona and $3.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.4% of the population of Carson City, NV has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Carson City, NV was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Carson City, NV see 1764 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.858% increase from the previous year (1749 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1632 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 536 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Lyon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,764 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nevada see an average of 1,764 patients per year. This represents a 0.858% increase from the previous year (1,749 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,714

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,417

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,796

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.6%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.89%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carson City, NV declined by 16.4% from 13.9% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carson City, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 12.4% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nevada by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carson City, NV is home to a population of 54.2k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.2% of Carson City, NV residents were born outside of the country (6.06k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carson City, NV is composed of 36.9k White Alone residents (68.1%), 12.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (23.4%), 1.29k Two or More Races residents (2.38%), 1.29k Asian Alone residents (2.38%), 1.06k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.96%), 853 Black or African American Alone residents (1.57%), 89 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.164%), and 59 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.109%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carson City, NV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carson City, NV was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Carson City, NV are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Carson City, NV residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.06k people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.39k people

As of 2017, 11.2% of Carson City, NV residents (6.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carson City, NV was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    227,319 ± 11,235 people

  2. Philippines

    82,777 ± 6,962 people

  3. El Salvador

    25,589 ± 3,910 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 227,319 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 82,777 and El Salvador with 25,589.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2017 Citizenship

93.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.3% of Carson City, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carson City, NV was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.9k ± 74

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12.7k ± 1.34k

  3. Two or More Races

    1.29k ± 240

In 2017, there were 2.91 times more White Alone residents (36.9k people) in Carson City, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k Hispanic or Latino and 1.29k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carson City, NV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Carson City, NV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Carson City, NV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Carson City, NV are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,965 ± 261

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    519 ± 183

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    469 ± 151

Carson City, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carson City, NV awarded 960 degrees. The student population of Carson City, NV is skewed towards women, with 1,589 male students and 1,980 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carson City, NV are White (675 and 70.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (165 and 17.2%), Unknown (52 and 5.42%), and Two or More Races (19 and 1.98%).

The largest universities in Carson City, NV by number of degrees awarded are Western Nevada College (960 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carson City, NV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (276 and 28.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (130 and 13.5%), and Welding Technology (73 and 7.6%).

The median tuition costs in Carson City, NV are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,745 and $9,390 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 276 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Carson City, NV was General Studies with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Carson City, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

960 degrees awarded

$2,745

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Carson City, NV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Nevada College with 960 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

392

Degrees Awarded to Men

568

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carson City, NV, which is 0.69 times less than the 568 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    675 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carson City, NV were to White students. These 675 degrees mean that there were 4.09 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 165 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carson City, NV was $217,400 in 2017, which is 0.999 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $199,500 to $217,400, a 8.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Carson City, NV is 55%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carson City, NV have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carson City, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,341

Median Household Income

± $2,023

22.2k

Number of Households

± 966

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.2k households in Carson City, NV grew to $49,341 from the previous year's value of $47,948.

The following chart displays the households in Carson City, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$217,400

2017 Median

± $6,822

$199,500

2016 Median

± $8,525

In 2017, the median property value in Carson City, NV grew to to $217,400 from the previous year's value of $199,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carson City, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carson City, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carson City, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carson City, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

55%

2017 Homeownership

55.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55% of the housing units in Carson City, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carson City, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carson City, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carson City, NV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carson City, NV have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Carson City, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Walked

    2.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carson City, NV was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Walked (2.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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