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Washoe County, Nevada

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Table

Washoe County, Nevada
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 486,492
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
493,392
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
486,492
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 486,492
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 421,407
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.2%
Female persons, percent
49.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
4.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 31,950
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 14.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 212,930
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 57.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $360,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,719
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $459
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,150
Building permits, 2021 5,312
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 186,116
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 82.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 23.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 31.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 66.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,414,047
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,507,816
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $18,622
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $68,272
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $37,689
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,210
Total employment, 2020 208,420
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 10,352,110
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 35,225
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,414
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,646
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,696
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,223
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,717
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 717
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,130
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 77.0
Population per square mile, 2010 66.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 6,315.88
Land area in square miles, 2010 6,302.37
FIPS Code 32031
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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