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The Nellis Air Force Base CDP(1) had a population of 3,318 as of July 1, 2021. Nellis AFB ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nellis AFB is located at latitude 36.2466 and longitude -115.0571 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Nellis Air Force Base Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Nellis Air Force Base Census Designated Place has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Nellis Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within Las Vegas Division of Clark County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nellis AFB: Nellis AFB Census Designated Place, Nellis Air Force Base CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Nellis AFB, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,318 (100%)
Population in Households 2,610 (78.7%)
Population in Families 2,295 (69.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 708 (21.3%)
Population Density 1,154
Diversity Index2 80
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,179
Average Household Income $46,748
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $17,462
Wealth Index5 27
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 ( 9.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 829 (75.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $116,146
Average Home Value $101,842
Housing Affordability Index3 189
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 929
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 725
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.36% 0.81%
Households 0.47% 1.01%
Families -0.44% 1.05%
Median Household Income   4.78%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   1.55%

Nellis AFB, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nellis AFB to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 40 70th
Population Density # 22 84th
Median Household Income # 125 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 101 77th
Per Capita Income # 127 4th
Diversity Index # 10 93rd

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