Smith Valley CDP, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smith Valley CDP, Nevada - Basic Facts

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The Smith Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,770 as of July 1, 2017. Smith Valley CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smith Valley CDP is located at latitude 38.7883 and longitude -119.3386 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the Smith Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 120.62 sq. miles and a water area of 1.92 sq. miles.

The Smith Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408748) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Smith Valley Census Designated Place is located within Smith Valley Division of Lyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smith Valley CDP 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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Smith Valley CDP, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,770
Daytime Population: Workers 386
Daytime Population: Residents 1,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,770
Population in Familes 1,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $48,704
Average Household Income $68,247
Per Capita Income $29,402


Total Housing Units 877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $276,316
Average Home Value $320,094


Total Households 761
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 555
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 1.38% 1.03%
Households 1.28% 0.98%
Families 1.28% 0.89%
Median Household Income   4.36%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Smith Valley CDP, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith Valley CDP 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 # 48 64th
Population Density # 113 15th
Diversity Index # 84 37th
Median Household Income # 69 48th
Per Capita Income # 44 67th

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