Reno, NV

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Population

471,265

1.3% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$63,466

3.43% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

242,966

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$361,800

9.9% growth

About

In 2018, Reno, NV had a population of 471k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $63,466. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Reno, NV grew from 465,208 to 471,265, a 1.3% increase and its median household income grew from $61,360 to $63,466, a 3.43% increase.

The population of Reno, NV is 62.7% White Alone, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 5% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Reno, NV speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Reno, NV are University of Nevada-Reno (4,459 degrees awarded in 2017), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,382 degrees), and Sierra Nevada College (275 degrees).

The median property value in Reno, NV is $361,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.2%. Most people in Reno, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Reno, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Reno, NV employs 243k people. The largest industries in Reno, NV are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,647 people), Retail Trade (26,824 people), and Manufacturing (20,601 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,844), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,899), and Public Administration ($62,404).

Median household income in Reno, NV is $63,466. Males in Reno, NV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,620. The income inequality in Reno, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,466

2018 value

± $3,152

3.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.23%

Households in Reno, NV have a median annual income of $63,466, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,360 in 2017, which represents a 3.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,797

Average Male Salary

± $2,183

$48,620

Average Female Salary

± $1,601

In 2018, 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

    $55,928 ± $1,734

  2. Asian

    $49,121 ± $4,009

  3. Two or More Races

    $40,361 ± $4,071

In 2018 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Reno, NV is from Nevada.

0.452

2018 Wage GINI

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.35% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Reno, NV was Washoe County, NV with a value of $63,310, followed by Clark County, NV and N/A, with respective values of $57,076 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Reno, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Reno, NV (58.9k out of 444k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    44,382 ± 1,524

  2. Hispanic

    19,064 ± 1,027

  3. Other

    4,595 ± 558

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Reno, NV is White, followed by Hispanic 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

243k

2018 Value

± 7,988

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Reno, NV grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 237k employees to 243k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Reno, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,404 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,212 people), and Management Occupations (23,459 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Reno, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Reno, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,404 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,212 people), and Management Occupations (23,459 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Reno, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.27 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Reno, NV, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,427), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,482), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,538).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

243k

2018 Value

± 7,988

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Reno, NV grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 237k employees to 243k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Reno, NV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,647 people), Retail Trade (26,824 people), and Manufacturing (20,601 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Reno, NV, though some of these residents may live in Reno, 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 Reno, NV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,647 people), Retail Trade (26,824 people), and Manufacturing (20,601 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Reno, NV has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.28 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.38 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Reno, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,844), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,899), and Public Administration ($62,404).

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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. $15.7B

  2. $9.53B

  3. $7.52B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $15.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($9.53B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($7.52B).

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

2020 Value

$113B

Projected 2045 Value

37.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nevada trade was $82.8B. This is expected to increase 37.1% 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. $21.8B

  2. $6.94B

  3. $3.95B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.8B, followed by Utah with $6.94B and Arizona and $3.95B.

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

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Health

90.1% of the population of Reno, NV has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Reno, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nevada 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%).

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 

$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

9.89%

Uninsured

52.3%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Reno, NV grew by 9.88% from 9% to 9.89%.

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

Reno, NV is home to a population of 471k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.8% of Reno, NV residents were born outside of the country (64.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Reno, NV is composed of 295k White Alone residents (62.7%), 116k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.6%), 23.6k Asian Alone residents (5%), 16.8k Two or More Races residents (3.57%), 9.99k Black or African American Alone residents (2.12%), 6.52k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.38%), 2.45k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.519%), and 740 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.157%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Reno, NV was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Reno, NV are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Reno, NV residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

64.2k people

14.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

65.1k people

As of 2017, 13.8% of Reno, NV residents (64.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Reno, NV was 14.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,941 ± 11,341 people

  2. Philippines

    88,103 ± 7,181 people

  3. El Salvador

    23,596 ± 3,757 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 230,941 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 88,103 and El Salvador with 23,596.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2018 Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.3% of Reno, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Reno, NV was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    295k ± 1.59k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    116k ± 9.15k

  3. Asian Alone

    23.6k ± 1.64k

In 2018, there were 2.55 times more White Alone residents (295k people) in Reno, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 116k Hispanic or Latino and 23.6k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,342 ± 1,392

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,406 ± 1,415

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,885 ± 1,350

Reno, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Reno, NV awarded 8,095 degrees. The student population of Reno, NV is skewed towards women, with 15,751 male students and 18,998 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Reno, NV are White (5,051 and 63.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,566 and 19.7%), Asian (484 and 6.1%), and Two or More Races (371 and 4.68%).

The largest universities in Reno, NV by number of degrees awarded are University of Nevada-Reno (4,459 and 55.1%), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,382 and 29.4%), and Sierra Nevada College (275 and 3.4%).

The most popular majors in Reno, NV are Other Science Technologies (350 and 4.32%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (338 and 4.18%), and Registered Nursing (325 and 4.01%).

The median tuition costs in Reno, NV are $31,685 for private four year colleges, and $6,885 and $20,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 171 degrees awarded

  2. 273 degrees awarded

  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Reno, NV was General Biological Sciences with 171 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Reno, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,459 degrees awarded

  2. 2,382 degrees awarded

  3. 275 degrees awarded

$6,885

Median In-State Public

$31,685

Median Private

In 2017, the Reno, NV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nevada-Reno with 4,459 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,302

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,793

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,302 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Reno, NV, which is 0.689 times less than the 4,793 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Reno, NV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,051 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,566 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    484 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Reno, NV were to White students. These 5,051 degrees mean that there were 3.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,566 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Reno, NV was $361,800 in 2018, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $329,200 to $361,800, a 9.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Reno, NV is 58.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Reno, NV have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Reno, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$361,800

2018 Median

± $5,853

$329,200

2017 Median

± $8,257

In 2018, the median property value in Reno, NV grew to to $361,800 from the previous year's value of $329,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Reno, 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 Reno, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$63,466

Median Household Income

± $3,152

188k

Number of Households

± 6,822

In 2018, the median household income of the 188k households in Reno, NV grew to $63,466 from the previous year's value of $61,360.

The following chart displays the households in Reno, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Reno, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Reno, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%

2018 Homeownership

58.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.2% of the housing units in Reno, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Reno, NV have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Reno, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.43%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Reno, NV was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.43%).

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

The following chart displays the households in Reno, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Reno, NV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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