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Spanish Springs, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Spanish Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 16,179 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Spanish Springs is located at latitude 39.655 and longitude -119.6688 in Washoe County. The formal boundaries for the Spanish Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,518 feet.

The Spanish Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408785) 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 Spanish Springs Census Designated Place is located within Warm Springs-Truckee Canyon Division of Washoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spanish Springs 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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Spanish Springs Census Designated Place, NV Boundary Map

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


Total Population 16,179
Population in Households 16,173
Population in Familes 14,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 291
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,512
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 4,463
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,682 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 831 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $286,524
Average Home Value $326,153


Median Household Income $81,129
Average Household Income $93,661
Per Capita Income $31,951
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 2.07%
Households 0.94% 1.9%
Families 0.91% 1.92%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Spanish Springs, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spanish Springs 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 # 19 86th
Population Density1 # 48 64th
Diversity Index2 # 88 34th
Median Household Income # 10 93rd
Per Capita Income # 34 75th

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