Esmeralda County, NV

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2019 Population
969
1.22% 1-year decline
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
55.4
14.7% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.93%
24.5% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$37,375
6.56% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$65,000
12.2% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
398
2.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Esmeralda County, NV had a population of 969 people with a median age of 55.4 and a median household income of $37,375. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Esmeralda County, NV declined from 981 to 969, a −1.22% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,000 to $37,375, a −6.56% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Esmeralda County, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.9%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.103%). 0% of the households in Esmeralda County, NV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 94.8% of the residents in Esmeralda County, NV are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Esmeralda County, NV was $65,000, and the homeownership rate was 58.2%. Most people in Esmeralda County, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Esmeralda County, NV was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Esmeralda County, NV is home to a population of 969 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 28.3% of Esmeralda County, NV residents were born outside of the country (274 people).

In 2019, there were 5.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (774 people) in Esmeralda County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 153 White (Hispanic) and 25 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Esmeralda County, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    774 ± 142
  2. White (Hispanic)
    153 ± 96
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25 ± 40
15.8%
Hispanic Population
153 people

In 2019, there were 5.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (774 people) in Esmeralda County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 153 White (Hispanic) and 25 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.8% of the people in Esmeralda County, NV are hispanic (153 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
274 people
11.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
115 people

As of 2019, 28.3% of Esmeralda County, NV residents (274 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Esmeralda County, NV was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

56
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Esmeralda County, NV was 55.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 56, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Esmeralda County, NV are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Esmeralda County, NV residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    225,147 ± 11,200 people
  2. Philippines
    87,702 ± 7,163 people
  3. El Salvador
    26,538 ± 3,982 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 225,147 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 87,702 and El Salvador with 26,538.

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Citizenship

94.8%
2019 Citizenship
90.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.8% of Esmeralda County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Esmeralda County, NV was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    63 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11 ± 23
  3. World War II
    10 ± 15

Esmeralda County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Esmeralda County, NV is $37,375. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Esmeralda County, NV was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $37,375, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,024. The income inequality in Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Esmeralda County, NV employs 398 people. The largest industries in Esmeralda County, NV are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (82 people), Educational Services (70 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (56 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,000), Utilities ($80,000), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,154).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,375
2019 value
± $8,060
−6.56%
1 Year Growth
± 31.3%

Households in Esmeralda County, NV have a median annual income of $37,375, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,000 in 2018, which represents a −6.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,636
Average Male Salary in Nevada
± $2,040
$48,024
Average Female Salary in Nevada
± $1,554

In 2019, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Nevada
  1. White
    $53,994 ± $1,609
  2. Asian
    $47,565 ± $3,669
  3. Two or More Races
    $40,897 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Nevada.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Esmeralda County, NV is from Nevada.
0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.446
2018 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2019, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.412% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison 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 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Esmeralda County, NV was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $37,375, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Esmeralda County, 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

8.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Esmeralda County, NV (86 out of 963 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    86 ± 64
  2. Hispanic
    5 ± 65
  3. Black
    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Esmeralda County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

398
2019 Value
± 103
2.58%
1 Year growth
± 36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Esmeralda County, NV grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 388 employees to 398 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Esmeralda County, NV, are Management Occupations (59 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (57 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (57 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 (59 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (57 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (57 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 (5.41 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.84 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.64 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 ($62,917), Management Occupations ($58,594), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

398
2019 Value
± 103
2.58%
1 Year growth
± 36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Esmeralda County, NV grew at a rate of 2.58%, from 388 employees to 398 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Esmeralda County, NV, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (82 people), Educational Services (70 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (56 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 Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (82 people), Educational Services (70 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (56 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Esmeralda County, NV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (41.8 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.9 times), and Utilities (2.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Esmeralda County, NV, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,000), Utilities ($80,000), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,154).

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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. $14.5B
  2. $13.3B
  3. $8.26B

In 2018, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $14.5B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($13.3B) and Mixed freight ($8.26B).

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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$82.8B
2018 Value in Nevada
$156B
Projected 2045 Value in Nevada
88.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Nevada trade was $82.8B. This is expected to increase 88.2% to $156B 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. $21.8B
  2. $8.61B
  3. $3.89B

In 2018, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.8B, followed by Utah with $8.61B and Arizona and $3.89B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Esmeralda County, NV went to Donald J. Trump with 77.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.4%), followed by Other (6.86%). The most partisan county was Eureka County, NV with 84.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Esmeralda County, NV
77.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nevada
  1. 84.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nevada was Eureka County, NV with 84.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Nevada colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Esmeralda County, NV was $65,000 in 2019, which is 0.27 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $74,000 to $65,000, a 12.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Esmeralda County, NV is 58.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Esmeralda County, NV have an average commute time of 12.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Esmeralda County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$65,000
2019 Median
± $7,943
$74,000
2018 Median
± $11,484

In 2019, the median property value in Esmeralda County, NV declined from to $65,000 from the previous year's value of $74,000.

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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Household Income

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$37,375
Median Household Income
± $8,060
491
Number of Households
± 89

In 2019, the median household income of the 491 households in Esmeralda County, NV declined from $37,375 from the previous year's value of $40,000.

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 $15k - $20k 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

58.2%
2019 Homeownership
58.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 58.2% of the housing units in Esmeralda County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Esmeralda County, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Esmeralda County, NV have a shorter commute time (12.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.58% of the workforce in Esmeralda County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (62%)
  2. Walked (13.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.3%)

In 2019, 62% of workers in Esmeralda County, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (13.6%) and those who worked at home (12.3%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Health

88.1% of the population of Esmeralda County, NV has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 21.8% on Medicare, 9.87% on non-group plans, and 4.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mineral County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.8%). Additionally, Pershing County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.2%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,714
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Nevada
$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

11.9%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
21.8%
Medicare
9.87%
Non-Group
4.05%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Esmeralda County, NV declined by 16.1% from 14.2% to 11.9%.

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. 17.8% prevalence
  2. 15.5% prevalence
  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mineral County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 17.8%.

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

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