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The Whitney CDP(1) had a population of 44,302 as of July 1, 2021. Whitney 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 Whitney is located at latitude 36.0708 and longitude -115.0842 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Whitney Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,946 feet.

The Whitney Census Designated Place 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 Whitney Census Designated Place is located within Las Vegas Division of Clark County.

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


Total Population 44,302 (100%)
Population in Households 44,222 (99.8%)
Population in Families 34,468 (77.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 80 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 6,599
Diversity Index2 87


Median Household Income $53,279
Average Household Income $65,318
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $23,287
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 18,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,122 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,890 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,066 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $274,108
Average Home Value $339,873
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 16,012
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 10,353
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.24% 1.74%
Households 1.1% 1.67%
Families 1.08% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
Owner Occupied HU   1.95%

Whitney, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitney 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 # 11 92nd
Population Density # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 75 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 66 50th
Per Capita Income # 109 18th
Diversity Index # 3 98th

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