Washoe County NV Information


Washoe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 451,990
Population in Households 446,696
Population in Familes 341,850
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,294
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 173,130
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 108,612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 194,268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95,165 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 77,965 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,138 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $259,627
Average Home Value $326,440


Median Household Income $52,231
Average Household Income $71,112
Per Capita Income $27,812
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 1.29%
Households 0.93% 1.17%
Families 0.89% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Washoe County NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washoe 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 # 2 94th
Population Density1 # 3 88th
Diversity Index2 # 3 88th
Median Household Income # 9 53rd
Per Capita Income # 4 82nd

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