Reno, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Reno, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Reno is the 3rd largest city in Nevada with a population of 248,815 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.5491 and longitude -119.8499 in Washoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Reno (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Reno 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 Reno: Fullers Crossing, Lakes Crossing, Reno-Stead.

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


Total Population 248,815
Daytime Population: Workers 159,160
Daytime Population: Residents 126,538
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 285,698
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 244,208
Population in Familes 175,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,607
Population Density2 2,321
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $46,688
Average Household Income $66,919
Per Capita Income $27,316


Total Housing Units 110,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,725 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 54,329 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,212 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $270,033
Average Home Value $316,220


Total Households 99,054
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 55,651
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 1.34% 1.32%
Households 1.13% 1.23%
Families 1.13% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

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, 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 13 91st
Diversity Index # 25 82nd
Median Household Income # 71 47th
Per Capita Income # 55 59th

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