Elko County, Nevada Population 2021

Elko County, Nevada's estimated population is 53,256 with a growth rate of 0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elko County, Nevada is the 6th largest county in Nevada. The 2010 Population was 49,088 and has seen a growth of 8.49% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202153,2562390.45%
202053,0172390.45%
201952,7782390.45%
201852,5391820.35%
201752,3572750.53%
201652,0823540.68%
201551,728-803-1.53%
201452,5311970.38%
201352,3341,3652.68%
201250,9691,5273.09%
201149,4423540.72%
201049,08815,55846.40%
199033,53016,26194.16%
198017,2693,31123.72%
197013,9581,94716.21%
196012,0113573.06%
195011,6547426.80%
194010,9129529.56%
19309,9601,87723.22%
19208,083-50-0.61%
19108,1332,44542.99%
19005,68889418.65%
18904,794-922-16.13%
18805,7162,26965.83%
18703,4470.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.45%
County Website
State
Founded
1869
County Seat
2010 Population
49,088
Growth (since 2010)
8.49%
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Elko County, Nevada Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,78985.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,4616.62%
Some Other Race2,4874.76%
Two or More Races6271.20%
Asian5841.12%
Black or African American2700.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander790.15%
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Elko County, Nevada Population by Race

Elko County, Nevada Population Pyramid 2021

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Elko County, Nevada Median Age

34.1


Total

33.9


Male

34.2


Female

Elko County, Nevada Adults

There are 37,965 adults, (5,743 of whom are seniors) in Elko County, Nevada.

Elko County, Nevada Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Elko County, Nevada Sex Ratio

Female

25,081

47.96%

Male

27,216

52.04%

Elko County, Nevada Population by Age

Elko County, Nevada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elko County, Nevada Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All71.2%28.8%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
Female54.6%45.4%
Male54.1%45.9%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elko County, Nevada Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,0652.8571.2
Married9,9663.3683.1
Non Family5,4041.2857.8
Female1,4723.9854.6
Male1,2234.2354.1

3.39

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Elko County, Nevada Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9315.78%
9th to 12th Grade2,6297.88%
High School Graduate10,93632.76%
Some College9,16427.45%
Associates Degree3,1729.50%
Bachelors Degree3,44810.33%
Graduate Degree2,1036.30%
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Elko County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elko County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,86622,4844,651
Hispanic6,6363,837407
Native American2,1261,790195
Other Race1,370948107
Asian412389226
Multiple Races300272100
Black14814220
Islander5959

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.85%.

Elko County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,268$64,434$35,131
Less Than High School$31,154$36,921$24,810
High School Grad$45,755$60,239$31,913
Some College$54,489$78,688$35,471
Bachelors Degree$47,487$56,492$43,441
Graduate Degree$75,302$87,305$70,625

$49,268

Average Earnings

$64,434

Average Male

$35,131

Average Female

Elko County, Nevada Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elko County, Nevada Language by Age

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Elko County, Nevada Language

82.05% of Elko County, Nevada residents speak only English, while 17.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.62% of the population.

Elko County, Nevada Language

Elko County, Nevada Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,4293,55810.33%
Hispanic12,5621,49311.89%
Native3,41982424.10%
Other2,42639916.45%
Multiple611599.66%
Black1425035.21%
Asian569132.28%
Islander791316.46%

11.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.48%

Male Poverty Rate

13.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elko County, Nevada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elko County, Nevada is Black, with 35.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.99%.

Elko County, Nevada Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.24%
High School12.91%
Some College6.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.05%

Elko County, Nevada Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.21%
Female Unemployed25.62%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed3.87%

Elko County, Nevada Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elko County, Nevada Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$81,232$90,670
Families$91,288$99,798
Married Families$101,071$111,815
Non Families$48,740$63,239
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Income by Household Type

Elko County, Nevada Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elko County, Nevada Married by Age and Sex

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Elko County, Nevada 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.

Elko County, Nevada Marital Status by Race

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Elko County, Nevada Marital Status

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3,109

Number of Veterans

2,818

Male Veterans

291

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam988
Second Gulf War789
First Gulf War667
Korea138
World War II41

Elko County, Nevada Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54972
55 to 64654
65 to 74649
75+431
18 to 34403

Elko County, Nevada Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6858.22%
Hispanic4485.48%
Indian2018.31%
Other1347.85%
Black3113.48%
2 or More297.84%
Asian295.93%

Elko County, Nevada Veterans by Race

Elko County, Nevada Veterans by Education

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6.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elko County, Nevada Veterans by Education

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69.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elko County, Nevada Employment by Age

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Elko County, Nevada Employment by Race

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Elko County, Nevada 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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33.88%

Born in Nevada

91.40%

Native Born

8.60%

Foreign Born

4.62%

Non Citizen

3.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.40% of Elko County, Nevada residents were born in the United States, with 33.88% having been born in Nevada. 4.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elko County, Nevada Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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