Esmeralda County, NV

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Population

1,102

3.09% growth

Median Age

48


Median Household Income

$39,405

8.63% decline

Poverty Rate

6.84%


Number of Employees

449

6.9% growth

Median Property Value

$73,500

5.65% decline

About

In 2017, Esmeralda County, NV had a population of 1.1k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $39,405. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Esmeralda County, NV grew from 1,069 to 1,102, a 3.09% increase and its median household income declined from $43,125 to $39,405, a -8.63% decrease.

The population of Esmeralda County, NV is 80% White Alone, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.36% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Esmeralda County, NV speak a non-English language, and 90.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Esmeralda County, NV is $73,500, and the homeownership rate is 54.5%. Most people in Esmeralda County, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Esmeralda County, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Esmeralda County, NV employs 449 people. The largest industries in Esmeralda County, NV are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (114 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47 people), and Construction (46 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($68,333), Other Services Except Public Administration ($55,313), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,125).

Median household income in Esmeralda County, NV is $39,405. Males in Esmeralda County, 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 Esmeralda County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,405

2017 value

± $8,125

-8.63%

1 Year Growth

± 28%

Households in Esmeralda County, NV have a median annual income of $39,405, 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 $43,125 in 2016, which represents a -8.63% 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 Esmeralda County, 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. Census Tract 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Esmeralda County, NV was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $39,271, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Esmeralda County, NV (75 out of 1.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    64 ± 66

  2. Native American

    6 ± 61

  3. Other

    5 ± 60

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Esmeralda County, NV is White, followed by Native American 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

449

2017 Value

± 111

6.9%

1 Year growth

± 34.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Esmeralda County, NV grew at a rate of 6.9%, from 420 employees to 449 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Esmeralda County, NV, are Management Occupations (80 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (65 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (43 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Esmeralda County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Esmeralda County, NV, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (80 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (65 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (43 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Esmeralda County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (21.4 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.26 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Esmeralda County, NV, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($60,833), Management Occupations ($52,955), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($52,841).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

449

2017 Value

± 111

6.9%

1 Year growth

± 34.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Esmeralda County, NV grew at a rate of 6.9%, from 420 employees to 449 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Esmeralda County, NV, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (114 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47 people), and Construction (46 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Esmeralda County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Esmeralda County, 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 Esmeralda County, NV, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (114 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47 people), and Construction (46 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Esmeralda County, NV has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (21.5 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (17.7 times), and Utilities (3.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Esmeralda County, NV, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($68,333), Other Services Except Public Administration ($55,313), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,125).

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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

79.8% of the population of Esmeralda County, NV has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 2.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Esmeralda County, NV see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Esmeralda County, NV see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

20.2%

Uninsured

31.1%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

21.1%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

2.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Esmeralda County, NV grew by 0.15% from 20.2% to 20.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Esmeralda County, 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

Esmeralda County, NV is home to a population of 1.1k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.7% of Esmeralda County, NV residents were born outside of the country (129 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Esmeralda County, NV is composed of 882 White Alone residents (80%), 172 Hispanic or Latino residents (15.6%), 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.36%), 9 Two or More Races residents (0.817%), 8 Black or African American Alone residents (0.726%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.454%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Esmeralda County, NV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 12.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Esmeralda County, NV was 48. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Esmeralda County, NV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Esmeralda County, NV residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

129 people

10.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

114 people

As of 2017, 11.7% of Esmeralda County, NV residents (129 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 Esmeralda County, NV was 10.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

90.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.8% of Esmeralda County, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Esmeralda County, NV was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    882 ± 163

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    172 ± 87.2

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    26 ± 23

In 2017, there were 5.13 times more White Alone residents (882 people) in Esmeralda County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 172 Hispanic or Latino and 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Esmeralda County, 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 Esmeralda County, NV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Esmeralda County, 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

    48 ± 28

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    15 ± 20

  3. World War II

    11 ± 16

Esmeralda County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Esmeralda County, NV was $73,500 in 2017, which is 0.338 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,900 to $73,500, a 5.65% decrease. The homeownership rate in Esmeralda County, NV is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Esmeralda County, NV have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Esmeralda County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,405

Median Household Income

± $8,125

494

Number of Households

± 81

In 2017, the median household income of the 494 households in Esmeralda County, NV declined from $39,405 from the previous year's value of $43,125.

The following chart displays the households in Esmeralda County, 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$73,500

2017 Median

± $9,265

$77,900

2016 Median

± $20,782

In 2017, the median property value in Esmeralda County, NV declined from to $73,500 from the previous year's value of $77,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Esmeralda County, 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 Esmeralda County, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.5%

2017 Homeownership

55.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.5% of the housing units in Esmeralda County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Esmeralda County, 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 Esmeralda County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Esmeralda County, NV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Esmeralda County, NV have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Esmeralda County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.5%

  2. Walked

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Esmeralda County, NV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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