Virginia City, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Virginia City, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Virginia City Census Designated Place had a population of 859 as of July 1, 2016. Virginia City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Virginia City is located at latitude 39.3075 and longitude -119.6483 in Storey County. The formal boundaries for the Virginia City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Storey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,197 feet.

The Virginia City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629981) 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 Virginia City Census Designated Place is located within Virginia City Division of Storey County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Virginia City: Ophir, Pleasant Hill, Silver City.

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


Total Population 859
Population in Households 854
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 991
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 414
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $251,923
Average Home Value $258,983


Median Household Income $65,972
Average Household Income $69,113
Per Capita Income $34,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% -0.12%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 0.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

Virginia City, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virginia City 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 # 71 47th
Population Density1 # 26 81st
Diversity Index2 # 105 21st
Median Household Income # 28 79th
Per Capita Income # 23 83rd

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