Elko County, Nevada Population 2020

Elko County, Nevada's estimated population is 52,638 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elko County, Nevada is the 5th largest county in Nevada.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202052,638890.17%
201952,549890.17%
201852,460890.17%
201752,3712480.48%
201652,1233760.73%
201551,747-810-1.54%
201452,5572010.38%
201352,3561,3762.70%
201250,9801,5443.12%
201149,4363510.72%
201049,08515,55546.39%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.17%
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Founded
1869
County Seat

Elko County, Nevada Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,13586.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,3626.43%
Some Other Race2,0944.01%
Two or More Races6601.26%
Asian5931.13%
Black or African American2890.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1190.23%

Elko County, Nevada Population Pyramid 2020

Elko County, Nevada Median Age

33.9


Total

33.7


Male

34.2


Female

Elko County, Nevada Adults

There are 37,863 adults, (5,477 of whom are seniors) in Elko County, Nevada.

Elko County, Nevada Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Elko County, Nevada Sex Ratio

Female

25,053

47.95%

Male

27,199

52.05%

Elko County, Nevada Households and Families

Elko County, Nevada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elko County, Nevada Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Male55.3%44.7%
Female54.5%45.5%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,6882.9172.3
Married9,8043.4284.5
Non Family5,2111.3458.4
Female1,4193.9254.5
Male1,2544.2655.3

3.43

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elko County, Nevada Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0586.20%
9th to 12th Grade2,8488.58%
High School Graduate9,83329.62%
Some College9,37028.22%
Associates Degree3,0389.15%
Bachelors Degree3,76911.35%
Graduate Degree2,2866.89%

Elko County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,81722,4225,129
Hispanic6,5393,419382
Native American2,0801,748216
Other Race1,15971697
Asian413399256
Multiple Races35732199
Black16814923
Islander2812

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.99%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,460$63,394$32,147
Less Than High School$28,119$35,882$23,580
High School Grad$42,804$55,563$28,608
Some College$49,750$77,742$31,862
Bachelors Degree$49,441$56,032$47,134
Graduate Degree$73,296$83,135$69,071

$47,460

Average Earnings

$63,394

Average Male

$32,147

Average Female

Elko County, Nevada Language

Elko County, Nevada Language by Age

Elko County, Nevada Language

82.64% of Elko County, Nevada residents speak only English, while 17.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.48% of the population.

Elko County, Nevada Poverty

Elko County, Nevada Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,4922,9808.64%
Hispanic12,5042,02916.23%
Native3,31082324.86%
Other2,02734617.07%
Multiple6309715.40%
Islander1139483.19%
Black1575736.31%
Asian575274.70%

11.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.80%

Male Poverty Rate

13.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elko County, Nevada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elko County, Nevada is Islander, with 83.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elko County, Nevada is Asian, with 4.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.54%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.31%
High School11.29%
Some College6.25%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.63%
Female Unemployed28.31%
Female Employed7.10%
Male Employed3.19%

Elko County, Nevada Income

Elko County, Nevada Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$77,209$89,392
Families$87,262$96,902
Married Families$98,023$108,471
Non Families$50,445$66,133

Elko County, Nevada Marital Status

Elko County, Nevada Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Elko County, Nevada Married by Age and Sex

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

Elko County, Nevada Veterans

3,144

Number of Veterans

2,981

Male Veterans

163

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,052
First Gulf War688
Second Gulf War654
Korea186
World War II55
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,003
55 to 64698
65 to 74656
75+413
18 to 34374
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7968.49%
Hispanic3664.54%
Indian1687.07%
Other1178.57%
Asian347.16%
2 or More296.84%

$Elko County, Nevada Veterans by Education

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elko County, Nevada Employment Status

69.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elko County, Nevada Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

32.91%

Born in Nevada

91.17%

Native Born

8.83%

Foreign Born

5.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.17% of Elko County, Nevada residents were born in the United States, with 32.91% having been born in Nevada. 5.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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