Virginia City, NV Profile: Facts & Data


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Virginia City, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Virginia City Census Designated Place had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2018. Virginia City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Virginia City is located at latitude 39.3096 and longitude -119.6496 in Storey County. The formal boundaries for the Virginia City Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Storey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,197 feet.

The Virginia City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629981) 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 Virginia City Census Designated Place is located within Virginia City Division of Storey County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Virginia City: Ophir, Pleasant Hill, Silver City.

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


Total Population 865
Population in Households 860
Population in Familes 610
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 998
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $68,158
Average Household Income $74,303
Per Capita Income $36,915


Total Housing Units 497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $285,417
Average Home Value $307,966


Total Households 412
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.14% 0.5%
Households 0.06% 0.43%
Families -0.05% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Virginia City, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virginia 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 # 72 46th
Population Density # 24 82nd
Diversity Index # 112 15th
Median Household Income # 31 77th
Per Capita Income # 23 83rd

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