Elko, Nevada Population 2024

21,048

Elko is a city located in Elko County Nevada. Elko has a 2024 population of 21,048. It is also the county seat of Elko County.Elko is currently growing at a rate of 0.7% annually and its population has increased by 2.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,561 in 2020.

The average household income in Elko is $97,801 with a poverty rate of 11.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elko is 33.5 years, 32.9 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Elko Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elko was:

  • White: 71.7%
  • Two or more races: 12.24%
  • Other race: 9.03%
  • Native American: 4.27%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Black or African American: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
State
Nevada
Land Area (mi²)
17.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,178.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.37% (487)
The current population of Elko, Nevada is 21,048 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,561.

Elko, Nevada Population 2024

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Elko Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,70871.7%
Two or more races2,51112.24%
Other race1,8539.03%
Native American8764.27%
Asian3331.62%
Black or African American2030.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.14%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elko Population by Race

Elko Population Pyramid 2024

Elko Median Age

33.5

Total

32.9

Male

34.5

Female

Elko Adults

There are 15,676 adults, (2,626 of whom are seniors) in Elko.

Elko Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elko Sex Ratio

Female9,39445.8%
Male11,11954.2%

Elko Population by Age

Elko Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,8022.5659.440.6
Married3,7263.277921
Non Family2,9931.2737.562.5
Female6863.4650.649.4
Male3974.1855.744.3
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3.28

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elko Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elko Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elko Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 66.67%.

Elko Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,446

Average Earnings

$72,328

Average Male

$40,267

Average Female

Elko Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elko Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elko Language

82.51% of Elko residents speak only English, while 17.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.24% of the population.

Elko Language

Elko Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,1751,1879.75%
Hispanic5,8275389.23%
Multiple2,48146218.62%
Native83918822.41%
Other1,8081025.64%
Black18594.86%
Asian30772.28%
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11.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.31%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elko

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elko is Native, with 22.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elko is Asian, with 2.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.8%.

Elko Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.99%
Less Than 9th Grade7.22%
Some College6.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.38%
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Elko Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.27%
Male Unemployed22.88%
Male Employed6.57%
Female Employed4.5%
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Elko Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elko Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elko Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Elko Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elko 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 45-54.

Elko Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elko Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

963

Number of Veterans

892

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

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Elko Veterans by War

count

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Elko Veterans by Age

count

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Elko Veterans by Race

Elko Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elko Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elko Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elko Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elko Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.59%

Born in Elko

93.45%

Native Born

6.55%

Foreign Born

2.83%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.45% of Elko residents were born in the United States, with 44.59% having been born in Nevada. 2.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elko Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,7781460.67%
202821,6321460.68%
202721,4861460.68%
202621,3401460.69%
202521,1941460.69%
202421,0481460.7%
202320,9021460.7%
202220,7561460.71%
202120,610490.24%
202020,561700.34%
201920,4911310.64%
201820,360360.18%
201720,324780.39%
201620,2461280.64%
201520,118-58-0.29%
201420,1762331.17%
201319,9436993.63%
201219,2447363.98%
201118,5081140.62%
201018,3941,68610.09%
200016,7081,97213.38%
199014,7365,97868.26%
19808,7581,13714.92%
19707,6211,32321.01%
19606,29890516.78%
19505,3931,29931.73%
19404,09487727.26%
19303,2172,417302.13%
1900800
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Elko Population by Year