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Carson City, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Carson City is the 10th largest city in Nevada with a population of 55,169 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Carson City is located at latitude 39.1531 and longitude -119.7474 in Carson City (city) County. The formal boundaries for the Carson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 144.66 sq. miles and a water area of 12.58 sq. miles. Carson City (city) County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,682 feet.

The Carson City (GNIS ID: 863219) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Carson City is located within Carson City Division of Carson City (city) County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carson City: Carson.

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Carson City, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 55,169
Population in Households 52,359
Population in Familes 40,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,810
Population Density2 381
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $52,338
Average Household Income $68,802
Per Capita Income $28,993


Total Housing Units 23,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,058 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,532 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,146 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $269,307
Average Home Value $304,990


Total Households 21,590
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 13,326
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% 0.24%
Households 0.09% 0.21%
Families 0.01% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Carson City, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson City to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 10 93rd
Population Density # 41 69th
Diversity Index # 47 65th
Median Household Income # 65 51st
Per Capita Income # 51 62nd

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