Nevada Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Nevada?

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There are 3,059,238 residents in Nevada, with a median age of 38.3. Of this, 50.4% are males and 49.6% are females. US-born citizens make up 79.04% of the resident pool in Nevada, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.72%. Additionally, 9.23% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,531,642 people in Nevada currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 3,059,238 1.0%
Male Population 1,541,789 1.4%
Female Population 1,517,449 0.5%
Male population 50.4%
Female population 49.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.3 0.3%
Citizen US Born 2,418,158 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 358,586 2.3%
Not Citizen 282,494 -2.5%
Citizen US Born 79.04%
Citizen not US Born 11.72%
Not Citizen 9.23%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 14,744 -4.9%
Moved from Same County 321,900 -4.5%
Moved from Same State 25,887 -1.3%
Moved from Different State 132,741 2.3%
Same House as Last Year 2,531,642 1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.49%
Moved from Same County 10.63%
Moved from Same State 0.86%
Moved from Different State 4.39%
Same House as Last Year 83.64%

What are the employment statistics in Nevada?

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White-collar workers make up 78.58% of the working population in Nevada, while blue-collar employees account for 21.42%. There are also 130,480 entrepreneurs in Nevada (9.13% of the workforce); 1,067,386 workers employed in private companies (74.67%); and 176,870 people working in governmental institutions (12.37%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,123,191 -0.2%
Blue Collar 306,256 2.1%
White Collar 78.58%
Blue Collar 21.42%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 130,480 2.1%
Private Companies 1,067,386 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 176,870 4.1%
Not for Profit Companies 54,711 4.7%
Self Employees 9.13%
Private Companies 74.67%
Governmental Workers 12.37%
Not for Profit Companies 3.83%

How many households are there in Nevada?

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There are a total of 1,141,952 households in Nevada, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.79% of these Nevada households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.21%. Additionally, 30.37% of households have children and 69.63% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,141,952 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 728,429 1.1%
Non-family Households 413,523 0.9%
Family Households 63.79%
Non-family Households 36.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 346,803 0.8%
Households without Children 795,149 1.2%
Households with Children 30.37%
Households without Children 69.63%

What are the median and average incomes in Nevada?

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The average annual household income in Nevada is $89,562, while the median household income sits at $65,686 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $68,980, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $76,889. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,553 and $51,989, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $89,562 6.2%
Median Household Income $65,686 5.9%
People below Poverty Level 382,681 1.9%
People above Poverty Level 2,603,885 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Nevada?

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There are 1,269,846 housing units in Nevada, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1995. Of the 1,141,952 occupied housing units in Nevada, 57.77% are owner-occupied, while 42.23% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 67.47% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $325,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,262 per month in Nevada.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,269,846 0.1%
Median Year Built 1995 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 14,128 -3.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 13,818 2.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 34,362 -4.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 72,102 -1.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 163,114 -0.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 187,597 -1.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 325,285 -3.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 336,558 -0.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 117,982 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 4,900 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,141,952 1.1%
Owner Occupied 659,671 2.3%
Renter Occupied 482,281 -0.6%
Owner Occupied 57.77%
Renter Occupied 42.23%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 445,071 2.3%
Without Mortgage 214,600 2.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $325,300 9.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $291,300 8.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,262 6.3%
With Mortgage 67.47%
Without Mortgage 32.53%

What is the level of education in Nevada?

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Approximately 37.44% of the population in Nevada holds a high school degree (that's 885,463 residents), while 25.47% have attained a college certificate (702,767 locals) and 15.88% have a bachelor's degree (375,640 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 116,838 0.9%
Some High School 885,463 0.6%
Some College 702,767 0.1%
Associate Degree 192,180 2.9%
Bachelor's Degree 375,640 3.4%
Graduate Degree 192,718 4.0%
No High School 4.94%
Some High School 37.44%
Some College 25.47%
Associate Degree 8.13%
Bachelor's Degree 15.88%
Graduate Degree 8.15%

What is the marital status of Nevada residents?

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A total of 836,247 people in Nevada have never been married (which represents 33.68% of the total population), while 1,182,815 of them are wedded (47.64%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 49,164 (1.98%) and 336,700 (13.56%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 836,247 2.6%
Married 1,182,815 0.7%
Separated 49,164 -3.1%
Widowed 126,911 -0.8%
Divorced 336,700 -0.9%
Never Married 33.68%
Married 47.64%
Separated 1.98%
Widowed 5.11%
Divorced 13.56%

What are the most common means of transportation in Nevada?

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The top three means of transportation people in Nevada use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 1,206,961 residents commute by car, 36,885 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 22,343 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,206,961 -1.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 36,885 -9.1%
Subway or Elevated 59 N/A
Railroad 99 -6.6%
Ferryboat 103 -33.1%
Bicycle 3,824 -7.0%
Motorcycle 3,630 1.4%
TaxiCab 2,270 16.6%
Walk 22,343 -2.4%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.