Washoe County NV Information


Washoe County Subdivisions

Washoe County NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 471,546
Population in Households 466,254
Population in Familes 361,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,292
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $55,258
Average Household Income $77,190
Per Capita Income $30,077


Total Housing Units 201,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104,199 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 76,156 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,348 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $281,983
Average Home Value $358,865


Total Households 180,355
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 112,695
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 1.37% 1.49%
Households 1.2% 1.41%
Families 1.12% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.25%


Washoe County NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washoe County to the other 17 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 2 94th
Population Density # 3 88th
Diversity Index # 3 88th
Median Household Income # 7 65th
Per Capita Income # 4 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.