Washoe County, Nevada Population 2021

Washoe County, Nevada's estimated population is 485,849 with a growth rate of 1.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washoe County, Nevada is the null largest county in Nevada. The 2010 Population was 421,954 and has seen a growth of 15.14% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021485,8497,1651.50%
2020478,6847,1651.52%
2019471,5197,1651.54%
2018464,3547,7251.69%
2017456,6296,9061.54%
2016449,7237,2701.64%
2015442,4536,1461.41%
2014436,3075,2241.21%
2013431,0833,7130.87%
2012427,3703,3740.80%
2011423,9962,0420.48%
2010421,954167,28765.69%
1990254,66761,04431.53%
1980193,62372,55559.93%
1970121,06836,32542.86%
196084,74334,53868.79%
195050,20517,72954.59%
194032,4765,31819.58%
193027,1588,53145.80%
192018,6271,1936.84%
191017,4348,29390.72%
19009,1412,70442.01%
18906,43777313.65%
18805,6642,57383.24%
18703,0910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.50%
County Website
State
Founded
November 25, 1861
County Seat
2010 Population
421,954
Growth Since 2010
15.14%
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Washoe County, Nevada Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White354,40777.56%
Some Other Race37,2378.15%
Asian24,4015.34%
Two or More Races19,9974.38%
Black or African American10,6302.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,2921.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,9720.65%
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Washoe County, Nevada Population By Race

Washoe County, Nevada Population Pyramid 2021

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Washoe County, Nevada Median Age

38.4


Total

37.6


Male

39.1


Female

Washoe County, Nevada Adults

There are 357,214 adults, (72,890 of whom are seniors) in Washoe County, Nevada.

Washoe County, Nevada Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Washoe County, Nevada Sex Ratio

Mujer

226,845

49.64%

Masculino

230,091

50.36%

Washoe County, Nevada Population by Age

Washoe County, Nevada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washoe County, Nevada Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All58.3%41.7%
Masculino48.3%51.7%
Non Family44.2%55.8%
Mujer42.9%57.1%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washoe County, Nevada Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All182,1802.4758.3
Married84,2753.1274.6
Non Family68,6891.3644.2
Mujer19,7093.1942.9
Masculino9,5073.3448.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Washoe County, Nevada Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14,5534.60%
9th to 12th Grade21,3876.76%
High School Graduate74,43723.53%
Some College81,28225.70%
Associates Degree27,1238.57%
Bachelors Degree60,67519.18%
Graduate Degree36,86211.65%
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Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White219,450208,59678,218
Hispanic59,93537,9106,588
Other Race20,50011,7191,560
Asian18,00116,5248,157
2+ Races8,8627,8122,396
Black7,1396,4971,563
Native American4,6724,051638
Islander1,8531,667312

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.31%.

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$40,016$45,024$34,500
Less Than 9th Grade$26,751$30,896$21,485
High School Graduate$32,388$37,160$27,460
Some College$38,584$45,852$32,459
Bachelors Degree$51,740$60,890$44,284
Graduate Degree$67,761$81,686$59,693

$40,016

Average Earnings

$45,024

Average Male

$34,500

Average Female

Washoe County, Nevada Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washoe County, Nevada Language by Age

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Washoe County, Nevada Language

76.28% of Washoe County, Nevada residents speak only English, while 23.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.62% of the population.

Washoe County, Nevada Language

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White284,65827,3309.60%
Hispanic110,67816,25614.69%
Other37,1375,65815.24%
Multiple19,7163,24816.47%
Asian24,1561,9958.26%
Black10,2631,91918.70%
Native7,1701,13215.79%
Islander2,92643414.83%

11.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.67%

Male Poverty Rate

11.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washoe County, Nevada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Black, with 18.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Asian, with 8.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.77%.

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.76%
High School11.09%
Some College8.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed30.55%
Female Unemployed28.92%
Female Employed7.27%
Male Employed5.58%

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washoe County, Nevada Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,791$89,027
Families$79,289$104,652
Married Families$93,040$120,423
Non Families$41,477$58,572
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Income by Household Type

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status by Race

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Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

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32,421

Number of Veterans

29,673

Male Veterans

2,748

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,660
First Gulf War6,448
Second Gulf War5,812
Korea2,356
World War II834

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 749,767
75+6,844
35 to 546,613
55 to 646,232
18 to 342,965

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White28,89010.18%
Hispanic2,2042.98%
Black87410.10%
2+ Races8467.66%
Asian7983.98%
Other Race4211.65%
Native American3796.91%
Islander2139.98%

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Race

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Education

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7.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Education

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66.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Employment by Age

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Washoe County, Nevada Employment by Race

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Washoe 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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32.99%

Born in Washoe County, Nevada

85.94%

Native Born

14.06%

Foreign Born

7.30%

Non Citizen

6.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.94% of Washoe County, Nevada residents were born in the United States, with 32.99% having been born in Nevada. 7.30% 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

  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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