Searchlight, Nevada Population 2024

218

Searchlight is a city located in Clark County Nevada. Searchlight has a 2024 population of 218. Searchlight is currently declining at a rate of -12.1% annually and its population has decreased by -37.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 348 in 2020.

The average household income in Searchlight is $43,621 with a poverty rate of 30.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Searchlight is 68 years, 73.8 years for males, and 61.5 years for females.

Searchlight Demographics

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

  • White: 92.09%
  • Two or more races: 7.91%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Nevada
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
56.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-37.36% (-130)
The current population of Searchlight, Nevada is 218 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 348.

Searchlight, Nevada Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25692.09%
Two or more races227.91%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Searchlight Population by Race

Searchlight Population Pyramid 2024

Searchlight Median Age

68

Total

73.8

Male

61.5

Female

Searchlight Adults

There are 274 adults, (153 of whom are seniors) in Searchlight.

Searchlight Age Dependency

129.8

Age Dependency Ratio

126.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

3.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Searchlight Sex Ratio

Female10638.13%
Male17261.87%

Searchlight Population by Age

Searchlight Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1981.469.230.8
Non Family12808218
Married602.2736.763.3
Female101.41000
Male0000

2.14

Average Family Size

1.4

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Searchlight Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade238.39%
Associates Degree238.39%
Bachelors Degree217.66%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate14954.38%
Less Than 9th Grade114.01%
Some College4717.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Searchlight Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Searchlight Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2311970
2+ Races222211
Hispanic212110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50%.

Searchlight Educational Attainment by Race

Searchlight Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Searchlight Language

92.09% of Searchlight residents speak only English, while 7.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.91% of the population.

Searchlight Language

Searchlight Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2358636.6%

30.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.47%

Male Poverty Rate

23.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Searchlight

The race most likely to be in poverty in Searchlight is White, with 36.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Searchlight is White, with 36.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.61%.

Searchlight Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.76%
High School40.94%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Searchlight Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Searchlight Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Searchlight Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$42,708$43,237
Households-$43,621
Married Families$43,750$-999,999,999
Non Families-$43,830

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Searchlight Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Searchlight Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Searchlight Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Searchlight Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Searchlight Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

70

Number of Veterans

70

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam46
Korea11
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Searchlight Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7446
55 to 6413
75+11
18 to 340
35 to 540

Searchlight Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5923.41%
2+ Races1150%

Searchlight Veterans by Race

Searchlight Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Searchlight Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

24.5%

Labor Force Participation

24.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Searchlight Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Searchlight Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Searchlight 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

12.59%

Born in Searchlight

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Searchlight residents were born in the United States, with 12.59% having been born in Nevada. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Searchlight Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024218-30-12.1%
2023248-30-10.79%
2022278-30-9.74%
2021308-40-11.49%
2020348309.43%
20193185018.66%
2018268-42-13.55%
2017310-53-14.6%
2016363-53-12.74%
2015416-15-3.48%
2014431-6-1.37%
2013437399.8%
20123986920.97%
2011329-210-38.96%
201053900%

Searchlight Population by Year