Virginia City, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Virginia City, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Virginia City Census Designated Place had a population of 851 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.3075 and longitude -119.6483 in Storey County. The formal boundaries for the Virginia City Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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

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

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


Total Population 851
Daytime Population: Workers 311
Daytime Population: Residents 395
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 846
Population in Familes 589
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 982
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $66,753
Average Household Income $71,153
Per Capita Income $35,896


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $279,592
Average Home Value $290,435


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 226
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 -0.06% 0.19%
Households 0.0% 0.19%
Families -0.12% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 72 46th
Population Density # 25 82nd
Diversity Index # 102 24th
Median Household Income # 30 78th
Per Capita Income # 21 85th

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