Washoe County, Nevada Population 2019

Washoe County, Nevada's estimated population is 457,333 with a growth rate of 1.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washoe County, Nevada is the 2nd largest county in Nevada.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018465,7358,4021.84%
2017457,3337,1911.60%
2016450,1427,4141.67%
2015442,7286,2351.43%
2014436,4935,2701.22%
2013431,2233,7710.88%
2012427,4523,4520.81%
2011424,0002,0420.48%
2010421,958167,29165.69%
1990254,66761,04431.53%
1980193,62372,55559.93%
1970121,06836,32542.86%
196084,74334,53868.79%
195050,20517,72954.59%
194032,4765,31819.58%
193027,1588,53145.80%
192018,6271,1936.84%
191017,4348,29390.72%
19009,1412,70442.01%
18906,43777313.65%
18805,6642,57383.24%
18703,0910.00%

How Many People Live in Washoe County, Nevada?

457,333

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White354,73579.62%
Some Other Race27,7146.22%
Asian23,9065.37%
Two or More Races19,1854.31%
Black or African American10,1032.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,2191.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,6890.60%

Washoe County, Nevada Population Pyramid 2019

Washoe County, Nevada Median Age

38


Total

37.3


Male

38.8


Female

Washoe County, Nevada Adults

There are 346,474 adults, (66,809 of whom are seniors) in Washoe County, Nevada.

Washoe County, Nevada Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Washoe County, Nevada Sex Ratio

Female

221,339

49.68%

Male

224,212

50.32%

Washoe County, Nevada Households and Families

Washoe County, Nevada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Washoe County, Nevada Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.8%26.2%
All57.7%42.3%
Male46%54%
Non Family45%55%
Female40.1%59.9%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All173,5192.5357.7
Married79,5803.2173.8
Non Family66,5371.3645
Female18,7643.4440.1
Male8,6383.4146

3.15

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Washoe County, Nevada Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,0375.26%
9th to 12th Grade21,8427.16%
High School Graduate72,48023.76%
Some College78,60925.77%
Associates Degree25,2018.26%
Bachelors Degree57,22618.76%
Graduate Degree33,65411.03%

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White213,983201,37373,746
Hispanic56,02834,2275,692
Asian17,62115,6287,523
Other Race14,8578,385978
Multiple Races7,9177,0692,145
Black6,6275,9631,407
Native American4,6454,064525
Islander1,6171,480195

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,305$41,094$31,817
Less Than High School$24,553$27,743$20,336
High School Grad$30,276$33,724$25,262
Some College$35,490$41,682$31,050
Bachelors Degree$49,887$56,787$42,094
Graduate Degree$64,534$78,119$57,408

$36,305

Average Earnings

$41,094

Average Male

$31,817

Average Female

Washoe County, Nevada Language

Washoe County, Nevada Language by Age

Washoe County, Nevada Language

76.52% of Washoe County, Nevada residents speak only English, while 23.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.36% of the population.

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White280,66730,95211.03%
Hispanic105,54619,03818.04%
Other27,6594,58216.57%
Multiple18,8212,75014.61%
Asian23,6572,61411.05%
Black9,7172,30823.75%
Native7,0441,62323.04%
Islander2,63764724.54%

13.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.62%

Male Poverty Rate

14.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washoe County, Nevada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Islander, with 24.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is White, with 11.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.68%
High School12.37%
Some College9.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.58%
Male Unemployed30.35%
Female Employed8.29%
Male Employed6.32%

Washoe County, Nevada Income

Washoe County, Nevada Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,595$79,364
Families$72,533$94,190
Married Families$85,470$108,753
Non Families$36,066$51,807

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Married by Age and Sex

Washoe County, Nevada Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status by Race

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans

32,478

Number of Veterans

29,673

Male Veterans

2,805

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,954
First Gulf War5,870
Second Gulf War4,991
Korea2,653
World War II1,296
Age Group Veterans
65 to 749,672
35 to 547,074
75+6,672
55 to 646,360
18 to 342,700

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White29,27410.37%
Hispanic2,2203.20%
Black7919.94%
2 or More7377.22%
Asian6653.39%
Indian4968.98%
Other3822.05%
Hawaiian1336.87%

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Education

7.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Employment Status

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

32.32%

Born in Nevada

85.62%

Native Born

14.38%

Foreign Born

7.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.62% of Washoe County, Nevada residents were born in the United States, with 32.32% having been born in Nevada. 7.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Washoe County, Nevada

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Reno226050245255192058.50%
Sparks902589834580878.96%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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