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Gerlach, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Gerlach Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Washoe County at latitude 40.6452 and longitude -119.3613. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,944 feet.

The formal official name is the Gerlach Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gerlach, Nevada.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gerlach indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gerlach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Gerlach, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 209
Population in Households 205
Population in Familes 157
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 67
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (24.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (32.7%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $154,605


Median Household Income $50,545
Average Household Income $59,144
Per Capita Income $25,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.47%
Households 0.23% 0.58%
Families 4.7% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   4.94%
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.


Gerlach, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gerlach to the other 129 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 102 22nd
Population Density1 # 88 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 70 47th
Median Household Income # 71 46th
Per Capita Income # 56 57th

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