Owyhee, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Owyhee, Nevada - Basic Facts

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The Owyhee Census Designated Place had a population of 1,066 as of July 1, 2016. Owyhee ranks in the lower 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 Owyhee is located at latitude 41.928 and longitude -116.2122 in Elko County. The formal boundaries for the Owyhee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 224.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.61 sq. miles. Elko County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,400 feet.

The Owyhee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409008) 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 Owyhee Census Designated Place is located within Mountain City Division of Elko County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Owyhee 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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Owyhee, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,066
Population in Households 1,047
Population in Familes 841
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 392
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $73,551
Average Home Value $161,848


Median Household Income $30,753
Average Household Income $39,182
Per Capita Income $17,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.81% 1.69%
Households 1.6% 1.63%
Families 1.53% 1.61%
Median Household Income   -0.63%
Per Capita Income   0.15%
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.

Owyhee, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owyhee 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 # 63 53rd
Population Density1 # 129 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 121 8th
Median Household Income # 124 6th
Per Capita Income # 116 12th

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