Washoe County, NV

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Population

460,587

1.54% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$61,498

5.71% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

234,913

3.1% growth

Median Property Value

$331,200

10.7% growth

About

In 2017, Washoe County, NV had a population of 461k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $61,498. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washoe County, NV grew from 453,616 to 460,587, a 1.54% increase and its median household income grew from $58,175 to $61,498, a 5.71% increase.

The population of Washoe County, NV is 62.6% White Alone, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.32% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Washoe County, NV speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washoe County, NV are University of Nevada-Reno (4,309 degrees awarded in 2016), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,431 degrees), and Career College of Northern Nevada (299 degrees).

The median property value in Washoe County, NV is $331,200, and the homeownership rate is 58%. Most people in Washoe County, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washoe County, NV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washoe County, NV employs 235k people. The largest industries in Washoe County, NV are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,109 people), Retail Trade (28,222 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (23,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,188), Utilities ($71,974), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,296).

Median household income in Washoe County, NV is $61,498. Males in Washoe County, NV have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,105. The income inequality in Washoe County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,498

2017 value

± $1,330

5.71%

1 Year Growth

± 4.27%

Households in Washoe County, NV have a median annual income of $61,498, 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 $58,175 in 2016, which represents a 5.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,702

Average Male Salary

± $1,796

$46,105

Average Female Salary

± $1,467

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washoe County, NV made 1.25 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

    $51,153 ± $1,475

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,378 ± $21,841

  3. Asian

    $44,523 ± $3,115

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washoe County, NV workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.451

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 10.13

  2. Census Tract 11.03

  3. Census Tract 10.11

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washoe County, NV was Census Tract 10.13 with a value of $131,023, followed by Census Tract 11.03 and Census Tract 10.11, with respective values of $126,536 and $116,696.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washoe County, 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 Washoe County, NV (58.6k out of 440k 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 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

    44,118 ± 1,523

  2. Hispanic

    19,038 ± 1,028

  3. Other

    4,582 ± 557

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

235k

2017 Value

± 8,295

3.1%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washoe County, NV grew at a rate of 3.1%, from 228k employees to 235k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washoe County, NV, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,904 people), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (8,494 people), and Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (8,379 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washoe County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washoe County, NV, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,904 people), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (8,494 people), and Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (8,379 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washoe County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (3.78 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (2.92 times), and Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (2.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washoe County, NV, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,443), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,242), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,479).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

235k

2017 Value

± 8,295

3.1%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washoe County, NV grew at a rate of 3.1%, from 228k employees to 235k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washoe County, NV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,109 people), Retail Trade (28,222 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (23,916 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washoe County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Washoe 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 Washoe County, NV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,109 people), Retail Trade (28,222 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (23,916 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washoe County, NV has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.77 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.4 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washoe County, NV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,188), Utilities ($71,974), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,296).

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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

90.1% of the population of Washoe County, NV has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washoe County, NV see 1397 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.57% increase from the previous year (1362 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1440 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 353 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

1,397 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washoe County, NV see an average of 1,397 patients per year. This represents a 2.57% increase from the previous year (1,362 patients).

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

9.92%

Uninsured

52.6%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washoe County, NV grew by 10.5% from 8.98% to 9.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washoe 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. 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

Washoe County, NV is home to a population of 461k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.9% of Washoe County, NV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washoe County, NV is composed of 288k White Alone residents (62.6%), 113k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.6%), 24.5k Asian Alone residents (5.32%), 12.8k Two or More Races residents (2.78%), 9.95k Black or African American Alone residents (2.16%), 6.66k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.45%), 2.86k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.62%), and 2.29k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.497%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washoe County, 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 44. But people in Washoe County, NV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washoe County, NV residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.9% of Washoe County, NV residents 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 Washoe County, NV was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    228,269 ± 11,275 people

  2. Philippines

    98,465 ± 7,576 people

  3. El Salvador

    29,845 ± 4,220 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washoe County, NV was Mexico, the natal country of 228,269 Washoe County, NV residents, followed by Philippines with 98,465 and El Salvador with 29,845.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

92%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Washoe County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washoe County, NV was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    288k ± 910

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    113k ± 8.29k

  3. Asian Alone

    24.5k ± 1.73k

In 2017, there were 2.54 times more White Alone residents (288k people) in Washoe County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 113k Hispanic or Latino and 24.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Washoe County, NV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Washoe County, NV was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washoe County, 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

    11,524 ± 1,296

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,443 ± 1,546

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,913 ± 998

Washoe County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washoe County, NV awarded 7,964 degrees. The student population of Washoe County, NV is skewed towards women, with 15,877 male students and 19,006 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washoe County, NV are White (4,998 and 64.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,530 and 19.7%), Asian (489 and 6.29%), and Two or More Races (315 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Washoe County, NV by number of degrees awarded are University of Nevada-Reno (4,309 and 54.1%), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,431 and 30.5%), and Career College of Northern Nevada (299 and 3.75%).

The most popular majors in Washoe County, NV are Other Science Technologies (382 and 4.8%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (316 and 3.97%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (288 and 3.62%).

The median tuition costs in Washoe County, NV are $30,321 for private four year colleges, and $6,577 and $20,487 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 197 degrees awarded

  2. 191 degrees awarded

  3. 212 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washoe County, NV was General Health Services with 197 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,309 degrees awarded

  2. 2,431 degrees awarded

  3. 299 degrees awarded

$6,577

Median In-State Public

$30,321

Median Private

In 2016, the Washoe County, NV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nevada-Reno with 4,309 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,258

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,706

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,258 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washoe County, NV, which is 0.692 times less than the 4,706 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,998 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,530 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    489 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washoe County, NV were to White students. These 4,998 degrees mean that there were 3.27 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,530 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washoe County, NV was $331,200 in 2017, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $299,100 to $331,200, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Washoe County, NV is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washoe County, NV have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washoe County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,498

Median Household Income

± $1,330

181k

Number of Households

± 6,636

In 2017, the median household income of the 181k households in Washoe County, NV grew to $61,498 from the previous year's value of $58,175.

The following chart displays the households in Washoe 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$331,200

2017 Median

± $8,222

$299,100

2016 Median

± $7,768

In 2017, the median property value in Washoe County, NV grew to to $331,200 from the previous year's value of $299,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58%

2017 Homeownership

57.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58% of the housing units in Washoe County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washoe County, NV have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Washoe County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washoe County, NV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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