Fernley, NV

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Population

52,303

0.782% growth

Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$50,920

3.9% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

20,991

4.25% growth

Median Property Value

$158,000

10.3% growth

About

In 2017, Fernley, NV had a population of 52.3k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $50,920. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fernley, NV grew from 51,897 to 52,303, a 0.782% increase and its median household income grew from $49,007 to $50,920, a 3.9% increase.

The population of Fernley, NV is 76.1% White Alone, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.2% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Fernley, NV speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fernley, NV is $158,000, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Fernley, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fernley, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fernley, NV employs 21k people. The largest industries in Fernley, NV are Retail Trade (2,471 people), Manufacturing (2,103 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($123,107), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), and Public Administration ($52,400).

Median household income in Fernley, NV is $50,920. Males in Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,920

2017 value

± $1,612

3.9%

1 Year Growth

± 5.7%

Households in Fernley, NV have a median annual income of $50,920, 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 $49,007 in 2016, which represents a 3.9% 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 Fernley, 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 Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fernley, NV (7.15k out of 52k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    6,083 ± 606

  2. Hispanic

    1,754 ± 319

  3. Native American

    435 ± 141

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fernley, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

21k

2017 Value

± 1,072

4.25%

1 Year growth

± 6.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fernley, NV grew at a rate of 4.25%, from 20.1k employees to 21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fernley, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,024 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,916 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,719 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fernley, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fernley, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,024 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,916 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,719 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Fernley, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.76 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fernley, NV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,736), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,570), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($53,970).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21k

2017 Value

± 1,072

4.25%

1 Year growth

± 6.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fernley, NV grew at a rate of 4.25%, from 20.1k employees to 21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fernley, NV, are Retail Trade (2,471 people), Manufacturing (2,103 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fernley, NV, though some of these residents may live in Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,471 people), Manufacturing (2,103 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Fernley, NV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.51 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.24 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fernley, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($123,107), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), and Public Administration ($52,400).

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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 Fernley, NV has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 3.94% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fernley, 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

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

3.94%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fernley, NV declined by 22.6% from 15% to 11.6%.

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

Fernley, NV is home to a population of 52.3k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.65% of Fernley, NV residents were born outside of the country (3.48k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fernley, NV is composed of 39.8k White Alone residents (76.1%), 8.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.2%), 1.68k Two or More Races residents (3.2%), 1.01k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.93%), 565 Asian Alone residents (1.08%), 485 Black or African American Alone residents (0.927%), 189 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.361%), and 105 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.201%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fernley, NV was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Fernley, NV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fernley, NV residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.48k people

7.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.77k people

As of 2017, 6.65% of Fernley, NV residents (3.48k 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 Fernley, NV was 7.26%, 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

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Fernley, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fernley, NV was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.8k ± 67

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.49k ± 969

  3. Two or More Races

    1.68k ± 233

In 2017, there were 4.69 times more White Alone residents (39.8k people) in Fernley, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.49k Hispanic or Latino and 1.68k 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 Fernley, 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 Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fernley, 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

    2,937 ± 301

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    806 ± 238

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    591 ± 156

Fernley, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fernley, NV was $158,000 in 2017, which is 0.726 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,200 to $158,000, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Fernley, NV is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fernley, NV have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fernley, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,920

Median Household Income

± $1,612

20.1k

Number of Households

± 1,007

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.1k households in Fernley, NV grew to $50,920 from the previous year's value of $49,007.

The following chart displays the households in Fernley, 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

$158,000

2017 Median

± $4,894

$143,200

2016 Median

± $5,379

In 2017, the median property value in Fernley, NV grew to to $158,000 from the previous year's value of $143,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Fernley, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fernley, 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 Fernley, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fernley, NV have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fernley, NV have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.06% of the workforce in Fernley, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fernley, NV was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.6%) and those who Worked At Home (3.14%).

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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