Washoe County, Nevada Population 2020

Washoe County, Nevada's estimated population is 457,333 with a growth rate of 1.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washoe County, Nevada is the 2nd largest county in Nevada.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018465,7358,4021.84%
2017457,3337,1911.60%
2016450,1427,4141.67%
2015442,7286,2351.43%
2014436,4935,2701.22%
2013431,2233,7710.88%
2012427,4523,4520.81%
2011424,0002,0420.48%
2010421,958167,29165.69%
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%

Washoe County, Nevada Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White355,20878.85%
Some Other Race31,5737.01%
Asian23,6125.24%
Two or More Races19,9134.42%
Black or African American10,3302.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,0481.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,8020.62%

Washoe County, Nevada Population Pyramid 2020

Washoe County, Nevada Median Age

38.1


Total

37.5


Male

38.8


Female

Washoe County, Nevada Adults

There are 351,134 adults, (69,819 of whom are seniors) in Washoe County, Nevada.

Washoe County, Nevada Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Washoe County, Nevada Sex Ratio

Female

223,735

49.67%

Male

226,751

50.33%

Washoe County, Nevada Households and Families

Washoe County, Nevada Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Washoe County, Nevada Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.7%25.3%
All58%42%
Male48.2%51.8%
Non Family44.3%55.7%
Female40.7%59.3%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All177,6322.558
Married81,4883.1774.7
Non Family67,9891.3544.3
Female19,0103.3540.7
Male9,1453.3748.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Washoe County, Nevada Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14,9814.83%
9th to 12th Grade21,4366.91%
High School Graduate74,19423.92%
Some College79,43125.61%
Associates Degree25,6778.28%
Bachelors Degree59,06919.04%
Graduate Degree35,39811.41%

Washoe County, Nevada Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White216,598205,04476,231
Hispanic57,78136,1216,323
Asian17,59515,9057,743
Other Race17,15810,0401,344
Multiple Races8,5137,5162,270
Black6,9556,2721,395
Native American4,5934,101599
Islander1,7461,562249

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.01%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,950$42,250$32,502
Less Than High School$25,924$29,485$20,447
High School Grad$31,240$35,102$26,219
Some College$36,812$42,758$31,915
Bachelors Degree$50,992$58,860$42,523
Graduate Degree$64,421$75,415$58,116

$37,950

Average Earnings

$42,250

Average Male

$32,502

Average Female

Washoe County, Nevada Language

Washoe County, Nevada Language by Age

Washoe County, Nevada Language

76.60% of Washoe County, Nevada residents speak only English, while 23.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.48% of the population.

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty

Washoe County, Nevada Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White282,40929,06610.29%
Hispanic108,03917,13915.86%
Other31,5014,89915.55%
Multiple19,5382,96415.17%
Asian23,3782,3169.91%
Black9,9412,00420.16%
Native6,8941,37619.96%
Islander2,76249317.85%

12.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.47%

Male Poverty Rate

12.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washoe County, Nevada

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Black, with 20.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washoe County, Nevada is Asian, with 9.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.38%
High School12.01%
Some College8.80%
Bachelors or Greater4.85%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.56%
Male Unemployed29.37%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed5.74%

Washoe County, Nevada Income

Washoe County, Nevada Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,155$83,026
Families$75,054$98,298
Married Families$88,685$113,197
Non Families$38,931$54,367

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

Washoe County, Nevada Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Married by Age and Sex

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

Washoe County, Nevada Veterans

32,528

Number of Veterans

29,750

Male Veterans

2,778

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,633
First Gulf War6,380
Second Gulf War5,305
Korea2,800
World War II1,026
Name Veterans % of Total
White28,84510.18%
Hispanic2,5483.57%
Black95711.55%
2 or More9068.41%
Asian6903.52%
Indian5039.32%
Other4302.02%
Hawaiian1979.59%

$Washoe County, Nevada Veterans by Education

7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washoe County, Nevada Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Washoe 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

32.83%

Born in Nevada

85.97%

Native Born

14.03%

Foreign Born

7.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.97% of Washoe County, Nevada residents were born in the United States, with 32.83% having been born in Nevada. 7.40% 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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