Whitney, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitney, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Whitney Census Designated Place had a population of 42,722 as of July 1, 2016. Whitney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitney is located at latitude 36.1005 and longitude -115.038 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Whitney Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,946 feet.

The Whitney Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409590) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Whitney Census Designated Place is located within Las Vegas Division of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitney population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Whitney, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,722
Population in Households 42,627
Population in Familes 33,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 6,363
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 15,314
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 9,964
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,859 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,455 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,100 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $134,335
Average Home Value $149,278


Median Household Income $44,807
Average Household Income $54,660
Per Capita Income $19,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 1.75%
Households 1.27% 1.56%
Families 1.33% 1.58%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Whitney, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitney to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 11 92nd
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 4 98th
Median Household Income # 71 47th
Per Capita Income # 106 20th

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