Lander County, NV

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Population

5,887

0.339% decline

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$79,865

2.29% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

2,683

3.45% decline

Median Property Value

$151,900

18.5% growth

About

In 2017, Lander County, NV had a population of 5.89k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $79,865. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lander County, NV declined from 5,907 to 5,887, a -0.339% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,077 to $79,865, a 2.29% increase.

The population of Lander County, NV is 67.8% White Alone, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.16% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 23% of the people in Lander County, NV speak a non-English language, and 93.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lander County, NV is $151,900, and the homeownership rate is 81.4%. Most people in Lander County, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lander County, NV is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lander County, NV employs 2.68k people. The largest industries in Lander County, NV are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (964 people), Retail Trade (306 people), and Construction (244 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,482), Public Administration ($84,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,438).

Median household income in Lander County, NV is $79,865. Males in Lander 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 Lander County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,865

2017 value

± $9,671

2.29%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

Households in Lander County, NV have a median annual income of $79,865, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $78,077 in 2016, which represents a 2.29% 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 Lander County, NV 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 Lander County, NV 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 Lander 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 3

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lander County, NV was Census Tract 3 with a value of $78,190, 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

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lander County, NV (769 out of 5.85k 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 Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    691 ± 253

  2. Hispanic

    52 ± 90

  3. Native American

    41 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lander County, 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

2.68k

2017 Value

± 409

-3.45%

1 Year decline

± 22.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lander County, NV declined at a rate of -3.45%, from 2.78k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lander County, NV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (546 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (329 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (283 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lander County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lander County, NV, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (546 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (329 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (283 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lander County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (4.09 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.97 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lander County, NV, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($90,219), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($79,688), and Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($73,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.68k

2017 Value

± 409

-3.45%

1 Year decline

± 22.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lander County, NV declined at a rate of -3.45%, from 2.78k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lander County, NV, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (964 people), Retail Trade (306 people), and Construction (244 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lander County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Lander 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 Lander County, NV, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (964 people), Retail Trade (306 people), and Construction (244 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lander County, NV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (66.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.74 times), and Utilities (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lander County, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($98,482), Public Administration ($84,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,438).

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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 with $8.39B and Coal-n.e.c. and $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

90.5% of the population of Lander County, NV has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 8.38% on non-group plans, and 0.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lander County, NV see 2952 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.9% decrease from the previous year (6009 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5702 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1901 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

2,952 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lander County, NV see an average of 2,952 patients per year. This represents a 50.9% decrease from the previous year (6,009 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lander County, NV in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

9.53%

Uninsured

60%

Employer Coverage

10.7%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

8.38%

Non-Group

0.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lander County, NV declined by 33.8% from 14.4% to 9.53%.

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

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Health Risks

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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

Lander County, NV is home to a population of 5.89k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.3% of Lander County, NV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lander County, NV is composed of 3.99k White Alone residents (67.8%), 1.58k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.8%), 245 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.16%), 39 Two or More Races residents (0.662%), 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.493%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.051%), 3 Black or African American Alone residents (0.051%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lander County, NV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,174 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (32 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (31 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lander County, NV was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Lander County, NV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lander County, NV residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11.3% of Lander County, NV residents 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 Lander County, NV was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Lander County, NV was Mexico, the natal country of 227,319 Lander County, NV residents, followed by Philippines with 82,777 and El Salvador with 25,589.

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Citizenship

93.8%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.8% of Lander County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lander County, NV was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.99k ± 281

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.58k ± 353

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    245 ± 109

In 2017, there were 2.53 times more White Alone residents (3.99k people) in Lander County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.58k Hispanic or Latino and 245 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,174 speakers (21.3%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    32 speakers (0.579%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    31 speakers (0.561%)

23% of Lander County, NV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lander County, NV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.3% of the overall population of Lander County, NV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.579% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.561% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    133 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    44 ± 53

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    26 ± 38

Lander County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lander County, NV was $151,900 in 2017, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $128,200 to $151,900, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lander County, NV is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lander County, NV have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lander County, NV is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$79,865

Median Household Income

± $9,671

2.18k

Number of Households

± 332

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.18k households in Lander County, NV grew to $79,865 from the previous year's value of $78,077.

The following chart displays the households in Lander 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$151,900

2017 Median

± $49,426

$128,200

2016 Median

± $46,621

In 2017, the median property value in Lander County, NV grew to to $151,900 from the previous year's value of $128,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lander 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 Lander County, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.4%

2017 Homeownership

80.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.4% of the housing units in Lander County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lander County, NV have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Lander County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    57.6%

  2. Carpooled

    22.8%

  3. Public Transit

    11.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lander County, NV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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