Tonopah, Nevada Population 2021

2,009
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Tonopah is a city located in Nye County Nevada. Tonopah has a 2020 population of 2,009. It is also the county seat of Nye County. Tonopah is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -18.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,478 in 2010. Tonopah reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Tonopah is $43,095 with a poverty rate of 16.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $666 per month, and the median house value is $102,400. The median age in Tonopah is 46.2 years, 45.8 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Tonopah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tonopahwas:

  • White: 84.77%
  • Black or African American: 8.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Other race: 1.74%
  • Native American: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
The current population of Tonopah, Nevada is 2,009 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,009.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,478.

Tonopah, Nevada Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,70384.77%
Black or African American1798.91%
Two or More Races572.84%
Some Other Race351.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native241.19%
Asian60.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.25%
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Tonopah Population by Race

Tonopah Population Pyramid $2021

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Tonopah Median Age

46.2


Total

45.8


Male

46.5


Female

Tonopah Adults

There are 1,832 adults, (448 of whom are seniors) in Tonopah.

Tonopah Age Dependency

45.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tonopah Sex Ratio

Female

868

43.21%

Male

1,141

56.79%

Tonopah Population by Age

Tonopah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tonopah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family33.5%66.5%
Male39.3%60.7%
All40.7%59.3%
Female56%44%
Married80.8%19.2%

40.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tonopah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0861.6640.7
Non Family7701.2233.5
Male1122.8639.3
Married1042.6580.8
Female1002.6856

2.48

Average Family Size

1.66

Average Household Size

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Tonopah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade90.54%
9th to 12th Grade1086.54%
High School Graduate82549.94%
Some College45227.36%
Associates Degree18911.44%
Bachelors Degree553.33%
Graduate Degree140.85%
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Tonopah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tonopah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2351,20263
Hispanic201117
Black173173
Other Race3434
Native American2424
2+ Races2222
Asian666
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Tonopah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,934$36,513$28,015
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$34,847$41,008$
Some College$29,669$35,263$29,154
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,934

Average Earnings

$36,513

Average Male

$28,015

Average Female

Tonopah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tonopah Language by Age

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Tonopah Language

97.35% of Tonopah residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Tonopah Language

Tonopah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,38719914.35%
Hispanic21310649.77%

16.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.07%

Male Poverty Rate

24.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tonopah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tonopah is Hispanic, with 49.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tonopah is White, with 14.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.25%.

Tonopah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade73.74%
High School12.24%
Some College11.30%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Tonopah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed27.78%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Tonopah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tonopah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,429$43,095
Families$38,750$45,785
Married Families$65,804-
Non Families$29,038$40,581
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Income by Household Type

Tonopah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

11.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

11.7%

Male Marriage Rate

11.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Tonopah Married by Age and Sex

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Tonopah 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 45-54.

Tonopah Marital Status by Race

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Tonopah Marital Status

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239

Number of Veterans

239

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam120
First Gulf War30
Second Gulf War5
World War II
Korea

Tonopah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74120
55 to 6444
75+40
35 to 5430
18 to 345

Tonopah Veterans by Age

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Tonopah Veterans by Race

Tonopah Veterans by Education

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13.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tonopah Veterans by Education

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53.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

14.3%

Unemployment Rate

Tonopah Employment by Age

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Tonopah Employment by Race

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Tonopah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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28.42%

Born in Tonopah

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Tonopah residents were born in the United States, with 28.42% having been born in Nevada. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tonopah Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,0090.00%
20202,0090.00%
20192,009-202-9.14%
20182,211-144-6.11%
20172,355-85-3.48%
20162,440803.39%
20152,360-197-7.70%
20142,557-260-9.23%
20132,817602.18%
20122,757-160-5.49%
20112,91743917.72%
20102,4780.00%

Tonopah Population by Year