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Pahrump, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Pahrump Census Designated Place had a population of 37,406 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pahrump is located at latitude 36.2411 and longitude -116.0192 in Nye County. The formal boundaries for the Pahrump Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 301.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Nye County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,697 feet.

The Pahrump Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409016) 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 Pahrump Census Designated Place is located within Pahrump Division of Nye County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pahrump 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 Pahrump: Parimpa.

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


Total Population 37,406
Population in Households 37,160
Population in Familes 29,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 15,246
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 10,239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,926 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,320 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,552 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $171,898
Average Home Value $191,337


Median Household Income $44,728
Average Household Income $61,213
Per Capita Income $26,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.74%
Households 0.35% 0.75%
Families 0.25% 0.71%
Median Household Income   4.59%
Per Capita Income   3.51%
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.

Pahrump, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pahrump 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 # 12 92nd
Population Density1 # 75 44th
Diversity Index2 # 79 41st
Median Household Income # 82 38th
Per Capita Income # 70 47th

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