Washoe County NV Information


Washoe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 460,932
Daytime Population: Workers 222,836
Daytime Population: Residents 237,063
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 459,899
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 455,640
Population in Familes 348,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,292
Population Density2 73
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $52,619
Average Household Income $74,006
Per Capita Income $28,880


Total Housing Units 197,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97,490 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,882 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,006 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $272,224
Average Home Value $340,154


Total Households 176,372
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 110,202
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 1.24% 1.31%
Households 1.06% 1.22%
Families 0.97% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.89%


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, 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 # 2 94th
Population Density # 3 88th
Diversity Index # 3 88th
Median Household Income # 9 53rd
Per Capita Income # 4 82nd

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