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Golden Valley, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Golden Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,728 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Golden Valley is located at latitude 39.6178 and longitude -119.8231 in Washoe County. The formal boundaries for the Golden Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,098 feet.

The Golden Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583929) 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 Golden Valley Census Designated Place is located within North Valleys Division of Washoe County.

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


Total Population 1,728
Daytime Population: Workers 250
Daytime Population: Residents 976
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,226
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,725
Population in Familes 1,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 478
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $63,992
Average Household Income $91,654
Per Capita Income $33,847


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $254,688
Average Home Value $310,866


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 483
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 1.46% 1.52%
Households 1.25% 1.4%
Families 0.8% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Golden Valley, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Valley 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 # 50 63rd
Population Density # 36 73rd
Diversity Index # 78 40th
Median Household Income # 36 73rd
Per Capita Income # 32 76th

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