Sun Valley, NV Profile: Facts & Data


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Sun Valley, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Sun Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 20,392 as of July 1, 2018. Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley is located at latitude 39.6105 and longitude -119.7765 in Washoe County. The formal boundaries for the Sun Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,724 feet.

The Sun Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410028) 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 Sun Valley Census Designated Place is located within Sun Valley Division of Washoe County.

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


Total Population 20,392
Population in Households 20,392
Population in Familes 16,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,368
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $49,717
Average Household Income $58,125
Per Capita Income $18,358


Total Housing Units 6,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,645 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,790 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $143,515
Average Home Value $157,659


Total Households 6,435
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 4,642
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.67% 0.82%
Households 0.51% 0.69%
Families 0.38% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Sun Valley, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Valley 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 # 17 88th
Population Density # 16 89th
Diversity Index # 12 92nd
Median Household Income # 72 46th
Per Capita Income # 122 8th

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