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Carson City, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Carson City is the 10th largest city in Nevada with a population of 54,305 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carson City is located at latitude 39.1531 and longitude -119.7474 in Carson City (city) County. The formal boundaries for the Carson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 144.66 sq. miles and a water area of 12.58 sq. miles. Carson City (city) County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,682 feet.

The Carson City (GNIS ID: 863219) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Carson City is located within Carson City Division of Carson City (city) County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carson City: Carson.

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Carson City, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 54,305
Population in Households 51,558
Population in Familes 39,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,747
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 21,457
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 13,241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,097 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,360 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,381 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $248,508
Average Home Value $285,188


Median Household Income $50,482
Average Household Income $66,044
Per Capita Income $28,143
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.01%
Households 0.02% 0.01%
Families -0.07% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carson City, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson City to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 93rd
Population Density1 # 41 69th
Diversity Index2 # 46 66th
Median Household Income # 64 52nd
Per Capita Income # 49 63rd

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