Owyhee, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Owyhee, Nevada - Basic Facts

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The Owyhee Census Designated Place had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2017. Owyhee ranks in the lower 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 Owyhee is located at latitude 41.928 and longitude -116.2122 in Elko County. The formal boundaries for the Owyhee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 224.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.61 sq. miles. Elko County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,400 feet.

The Owyhee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409008) 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 Owyhee Census Designated Place is located within Mountain City Division of Elko County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Owyhee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Owyhee, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,034
Daytime Population: Workers 628
Daytime Population: Residents 648
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 1,015
Population in Familes 815
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $28,721
Average Household Income $40,490
Per Capita Income $18,491


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $73,507
Average Home Value $159,903


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 257
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 1.13% 1.0%
Households 1.05% 1.02%
Families 0.89% 0.92%
Median Household Income   4.83%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Owyhee, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owyhee to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 64 52nd
Population Density # 129 2nd
Diversity Index # 123 7th
Median Household Income # 128 3rd
Per Capita Income # 118 11th

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