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Golden Valley, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Golden Valley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Washoe County at latitude 39.6178 and longitude -119.8231. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,098 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,665
Population in Households 1,661
Population in Familes 1,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 461
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 633
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 473
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 1.2%)
Median Home Value $201,705
Average Home Value $211,121


Median Household Income $57,180
Average Household Income $74,022
Per Capita Income $27,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 1.45%
Households 1.47% 1.44%
Families 0.86% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.58%
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.


Golden Valley, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Valley 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 # 50 62nd
Population Density1 # 37 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 76 42nd
Median Household Income # 51 61st
Per Capita Income # 51 61st

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