Nye County NV Information


Nye County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 46,256
Population in Households 45,832
Population in Familes 36,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 424
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 19,040
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 12,569
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,173 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,867 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,859 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $135,770
Average Home Value $174,379


Median Household Income $41,692
Average Household Income $57,779
Per Capita Income $24,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.43%
Households 0.87% 0.48%
Families 0.84% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.


Nye County NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nye County to the other 17 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 7 65th
Population Density1 # 9 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 13 29th
Median Household Income # 13 29th
Per Capita Income # 12 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.