Washoe County, Nevada Population 2024

499,064

Washoe County, Nevada's estimated 2024 population is 499,064 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washoe County, Nevada is the 2nd largest county in Nevada. The 2010 population was 421,969 and has seen a growth of 18.27% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029504,2741,0420.21%
2028503,2321,0420.21%
2027502,1901,0420.21%
2026501,1481,0420.21%
2025500,1061,0420.21%
2024499,0641,0420.21%
2023498,0221,0420.21%
2022496,9802,6800.54%
2021494,3006,5901.35%
2020487,71015,3293.25%
2019472,3817,7881.68%
2018464,5937,7291.69%
2017456,8646,8741.53%
2016449,9907,3731.67%
2015442,6176,1021.4%
2014436,5155,2601.22%
2013431,2553,7650.88%
2012427,4903,4240.81%
2011424,0662,0970.5%
2010421,96900%
1990254,66761,04431.53%
1980193,62372,55559.93%
1970121,06836,32542.86%
196084,74334,53868.79%
195050,20517,72954.59%
194032,4765,31819.58%
193027,1588,53145.8%
192018,6271,1936.84%
191017,4348,29390.72%
19009,1412,70442.01%
18906,43777313.65%
18805,6642,57383.24%
18703,091-501,183-99.39%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.21% (1,042)
County Website
Washoe County
State
Nevada
County Seat
2020 Population
487,710
Area
6316 mi²
Density
79 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.33% (11,354)
Founded
November 25, 1861

Washoe County, Nevada Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White330,71367.95%
Two or more races55,68511.44%
Other race52,11810.71%
Asian26,1265.37%
Black or African American12,1332.49%
Native American6,3551.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3,5440.73%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washoe County, Nevada Population by Race

Washoe County, Nevada Population Pyramid 2024

Washoe County, Nevada Median Age

38.6

Total

37.9

Male

39.4

Female

Washoe County, Nevada Adults

There are 383,969 adults, (82,085 of whom are seniors) in Washoe County, Nevada.

Washoe County, Nevada Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Washoe County, Nevada Sex Ratio

Female239,20149.15%
Male247,47350.85%

Washoe County, Nevada Population by Age

Washoe County, Nevada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All192,4202.4958.641.4
Married86,3063.1175.324.7
Non Family73,0031.4144.455.6
Female20,9933.2745.854.2
Male12,1183.2946.353.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washoe County, Nevada Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,0655.03%
9th to 12th Grade21,9446.47%
High School Graduate80,26923.67%
Some College80,68823.79%
Associates Degree29,0518.57%
Bachelors Degree66,82419.7%
Graduate Degree43,33312.78%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White226,657215,86384,787
Hispanic68,17943,6579,352
2+ Races29,49124,4687,442
Other Race29,01015,0732,423
Asian19,26417,5198,744
Black7,9967,2002,211
Native American4,2673,460689
Islander2,1461,936318

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.39%.

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,311$54,449$41,760
Less Than 9th Grade$34,188$39,994$28,188
High School Graduate$40,925$45,672$35,098
Some College$45,811$53,280$40,376
Bachelors Degree$59,051$70,398$49,336
Graduate Degree$82,836$102,565$69,518

$47,311

Average Earnings

$54,449

Average Male

$41,760

Average Female

Washoe County, Nevada Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washoe County, Nevada Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washoe County, Nevada Language

77.85% of Washoe County, Nevada residents speak only English, while 22.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.82% of the population.

Washoe County, Nevada Language

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White290,52227,8329.58%
Hispanic121,93816,29213.36%
Other51,3817,56014.71%
Multiple54,3256,42211.82%
Black11,6972,58122.07%
Asian25,9052,1058.13%
Native6,2021,10617.83%
Islander3,53242812.12%

10.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.12%

Male Poverty Rate

11.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washoe County, Nevada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Black, with 22.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Asian, with 8.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.35%.

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.7%
High School11.74%
Some College8.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.38%

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.29%
Male Unemployed25.38%
Female Employed6.08%
Male Employed4.45%

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washoe County, Nevada Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$81,531$111,026
Families$98,619$131,134
Married Families$114,864$151,313
Non Families$52,271$72,414

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washoe County, Nevada Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30,622

Number of Veterans

27,267

Male Veterans

3,355

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam11,220
Second Gulf War6,448
First Gulf War6,002
Korea1,960
World War II433

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 748,318
75+7,401
35 to 546,116
55 to 645,800
18 to 342,987

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White25,6139.38%
Hispanic2,4382.9%
2+ Races2,0485.73%
Black97910.03%
Asian8543.98%
Other Race5541.56%
Native American3647.29%
Islander2108.58%

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Race

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washoe County, Nevada Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washoe County, Nevada 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

33.27%

Born in Washoe County, Nevada

85.62%

Native Born

14.38%

Foreign Born

7.47%

Non Citizen

6.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.62% of Washoe County, Nevada residents were born in the United States, with 33.27% having been born in Nevada. 7.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washoe County, Nevada Place of Birth

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