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The Gerlach Census Designated Place had a population of 214 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gerlach is located at latitude 40.6452 and longitude -119.3613 in Washoe County. 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. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,944 feet.

The Gerlach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583926) 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 Gerlach Census Designated Place is located within High Desert Division of Washoe County.

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

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


Total Population 214
Population in Households 210
Population in Familes 161
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (24.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $332,895


Median Household Income $37,269
Average Household Income $49,764
Per Capita Income $24,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.92%
Households 0.46% 0.75%
Families 3.44% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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 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 # 102 23rd
Population Density1 # 89 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 64 52nd
Median Household Income # 107 19th
Per Capita Income # 73 45th

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