Reno, Nevada Population 2024

281,931

Reno is a city located in Sierra County, Storey County, and Washoe County Nevada. Reno has a 2024 population of 281,931. It is also the county seat of Washoe County. Reno is currently growing at a rate of 1.53% annually and its population has increased by 6.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 264,965 in 2020.

The average household income in Reno is $102,354 with a poverty rate of 12.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Reno is 36.9 years, 36.6 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Reno is a city in the state of Nevada, which is commonly known for its casinos. Located in the northwestern part of Nevada, it is the county seat of Washoe County and the most populous city in Nevada outside of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Reno is located in the high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada about 26 miles north of the capital, Carson City, and 22 miles northeast of Lake Tahoe and it is known as "the Biggest Little City in the World."

The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area, or Truckee Meadows, has a population of more than 500,000 people. The city proper has a population density of 2,186 people per square mile or 844 people per square kilometer.

Reno Population Growth

Between 2011 and 2012, Reno's population grew more than 1% as many people moved to the county from other parts of the United States. There may not be enough jobs to sustain the population growth, however, according to The Nevada State Demographer, Washoe County had more significant growth in the last decade, with year-to-year growth of over 10,000 three different times.

As the population of Washoe County and Nevada grow, the demographics are shifting. The non-Hispanic white population has dropped in every county between 2010 and 2014 except for three counties. In Washoe County, the non-Hispanic white population grew very slightly, with the Latino population growing 5%.

Reno Facts

  • Nevada produces 7% of the world's gold supply and is the third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Australia.
  • The famous Reno Arch was constructed in 1926 to promote the upcoming Transcontinental Highways Exposition the next year.
  • The city's slogan came from G.A. Burns of Sacramento, who won a $100 prize.
  • Before writing his books, Mark Twain worked as a reporter in nearby Virginia City.
  • There are thousands of tiny earthquakes in Reno every year that are too minor to notice.
  • Reno was the divorce capital of the world through the 1940s due to its loose divorce requirements.

Reno was first inhabited by the prehistoric Martis people. Pioneers began settling in the area in the 1850s, many of whom lived off subsistence farming and business from travelers on the California Trail. Gold was discovered nearby in 1850 which started a small mining community, but it was the discovery of silver in 1859 that started a mining rush.

To connect nearby Virginia City with the California Trail and to earn a coin or two, a man named Charles Fuller constructed a toll bridge across the Truckee River that same year. It was renamed Lake's Crossing once it was sold to Myron Lake and it became the largest town in the county by 1864. Reno was established in 1868 after the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed and named after Major General Jesse Reno, a Union officer killed in the Civil War.

The economy grew as the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was extended. When the mining boom started to wane at the start of the 20th century, the business and economics of the state shifted to Reno and Las Vegas while mining communities became ghost towns.

Reno Demographics

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

  • White: 66.1%
  • Other race: 11.24%
  • Two or more races: 10.64%
  • Asian: 6.85%
  • Black or African American: 3.42%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.83%
State
Nevada
Land Area (mi²)
109.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,586.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.4% (16,966)
The current population of Reno, Nevada is 281,931 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 264,965.

Reno, Nevada Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White175,29666.1%
Other race29,80611.24%
Two or more races28,21010.64%
Asian18,1756.85%
Black or African American9,0713.42%
Native American2,4290.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2,2090.83%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Reno Population by Race

Reno Population Pyramid 2024

Reno Median Age

36.9

Total

36.6

Male

37.3

Female

Reno Adults

There are 212,760 adults, (42,031 of whom are seniors) in Reno.

Reno Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Reno Sex Ratio

Female131,09449.43%
Male134,10250.57%

Reno Population by Age

Reno Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All110,4802.3548.351.7
Non Family49,5951.433763
Married42,1453.0567.132.9
Female11,7603.1735.564.5
Male6,9803.2237.462.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Reno Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,7034.72%
9th to 12th Grade10,5425.72%
High School Graduate41,83222.69%
Some College42,78023.21%
Associates Degree15,4208.36%
Bachelors Degree39,16121.24%
Graduate Degree25,91414.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Reno Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Reno Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White120,687115,72248,537
Hispanic34,27622,1624,795
Other Race16,5318,5101,435
2+ Races15,23513,0674,319
Asian13,42212,2786,609
Black5,8485,3421,795
Native American1,7301,585340
Islander1,4681,387168

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.24%.

Reno Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,928$52,307$40,560
Less Than 9th Grade$33,015$36,805$29,646
High School Graduate$38,981$43,805$34,595
Some College$43,385$49,634$38,118
Bachelors Degree$54,794$64,109$47,609
Graduate Degree$81,472$102,915$65,740

$45,928

Average Earnings

$52,307

Average Male

$40,560

Average Female

Reno Earnings by Educational Attainment

Reno Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Reno Language

76.71% of Reno residents speak only English, while 23.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.05% of the population.

Reno Language

Reno Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White154,84117,99411.62%
Hispanic61,1439,35815.31%
Other29,4214,34114.75%
Multiple26,9843,96914.71%
Black8,6482,05023.7%
Asian17,9671,4728.19%
Native2,28933714.72%
Islander2,20133315.13%

12.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

13.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Reno

The race most likely to be in poverty in Reno is Black, with 23.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Reno is Asian, with 8.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.99%.

Reno Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.98%
High School14.47%
Some College10.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%

Reno Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.38%
Female Unemployed34.14%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed5.07%

Reno Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Reno Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$73,073$102,354
Families$93,109$125,183
Married Families$112,733$148,573
Non Families$51,001$70,435

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Reno Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Reno Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Reno Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Reno Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Reno Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

15,960

Number of Veterans

13,840

Male Veterans

2,120

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam5,671
Second Gulf War3,320
First Gulf War3,217
Korea966
World War II197

Reno Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 744,125
75+3,861
35 to 543,320
55 to 643,017
18 to 341,637

Reno Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13,0168.86%
2+ Races1,0295.46%
Hispanic9002.08%
Black73710.05%
Asian6224.09%
Other Race2271.13%
Native American1938.96%
Islander1367.88%

Reno Veterans by Race

Reno Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Reno Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Reno Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Reno Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Reno 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

31.75%

Born in Reno

84.13%

Native Born

15.87%

Foreign Born

8.47%

Non Citizen

7.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.13% of Reno residents were born in the United States, with 31.75% having been born in Nevada. 8.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Reno Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029303,1384,2411.42%
2028298,8974,2421.44%
2027294,6554,2411.46%
2026290,4144,2421.48%
2025286,1724,2411.5%
2024281,9314,2421.53%
2023277,6894,2411.55%
2022273,4483,4231.27%
2021270,0255,0601.91%
2020264,9658,9073.48%
2019256,0585,7972.32%
2018250,2613,5281.43%
2017246,7334,4521.84%
2016242,2814,1121.73%
2015238,1693,9601.69%
2014234,2093,1281.35%
2013231,0812,0870.91%
2012228,9941,8910.83%
2011227,1031,4350.64%
2010225,66845,18825.04%
2000180,48046,63034.84%
1990133,85033,09432.85%
1980100,75627,89338.28%
197072,86321,39341.56%
196051,47018,97358.38%
195032,49711,18052.45%
194021,3172,78815.05%
193018,5296,51354.2%
192012,0161,14910.57%
191010,8676,367141.49%
19004,50093726.3%
18903,56300%
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Reno Population by Year