Reno, NV Profile: Facts & Data


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Reno, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Reno is the 3rd largest city in Nevada with a population of 255,055 as of July 1, 2018. Reno ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Reno is located at latitude 39.5296 and longitude -119.8138 in Washoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Reno encompass a land area of 107.22 sq. miles and a water area of 2.87 sq. miles. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,505 feet.

The City of Reno (GNIS ID: 2410923) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Reno is located within Reno North Division of Washoe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Reno: Fullers Crossing, Lakes Crossing, Reno-Stead.

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


Total Population 255,055
Population in Households 250,448
Population in Familes 183,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,607
Population Density2 2,379
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $50,074
Average Household Income $70,026
Per Capita Income $28,508


Total Housing Units 112,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,653 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 52,781 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,397 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $279,258
Average Home Value $325,329


Total Households 101,434
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 57,039
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 1.48% 1.51%
Households 1.29% 1.44%
Families 1.29% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Reno, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reno 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 12 92nd
Diversity Index # 27 80th
Median Household Income # 69 48th
Per Capita Income # 52 61st

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