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1.91% growth
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2.47% growth
Median Property Value
15.3% growth

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The economy of Nevada employs 1.27M people. The economy of Nevada is specialized in Metal ore mining; Traveler accommodation; and Amusement & Recreation, which employ respectively 25.59; 9.8; and 5.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nevada are Traveler accommodation (126,061), Amusement & Recreation (93,333), and Restaurants & Food Services (85,335), and the highest paying industries are Ship & boat building ($94,439), Water transportation ($91,537), and Farm supplies merchant wholesalers ($88,642).

Median household income in Nevada is $52,431. Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,665. The income inequality of Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nevada. In Nevada the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,542. Lyon County, NV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nevada.


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Nevada is home to a population of 2.89M people, from which 89.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nevada is composed of 1.46M White residents (50.5%), 813,394 Hispanic residents (28.1%), 236,568 Black residents (8.18%), 228,306 Asian residents (7.9%), and 104,301 Two+ residents (3.61%). The most common foreign languages in Nevada are Spanish (547,574 speakers), Tagalog (72,310 speakers), and Chinese (27,833 speakers), but compared to other places, Nevada has a relative high number of Tagalog (72,310 speakers), Thai (5,785 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (9,826 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Nevada awarded 26,581 degrees. The student population of Nevada is skewed towards females, with 10,322 male students and 16,259 female students. Most students in Nevada are White (13,117 and 49.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,388 and 20.3%), Asian (2,583 and 9.7%), and Black or African American (2,063 and 7.76%). The largest universities in Nevada by number of graduates are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (5,335 and 20.1%), College of Southern Nevada (4,630 and 17.4%), and University of Nevada-Reno (4,004 and 15.1%). The most popular majors in Nevada are General Psychology (608 and 2.29%), General Hospitality Management (592 and 2.23%), and Registered Nursing (539 and 2.03%). The median tuition costs in Nevada are $29,015 for private four year colleges, and $6,277 and $20,187 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nevada is $221,400, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $192,100 to $221,400, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Nevada is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Nevada have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nevada is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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