Nye County, NV

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2020 Population
45,514
2.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
53.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
16.5%
0.703% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$47,308
0.0169% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$172,300
5.51% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Nye County, NV had a population of 45.5k people with a median age of 53.1 and a median household income of $47,308. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Nye County, NV grew from 44,380 to 45,514, a 2.56% increase and its median household income grew from $47,300 to $47,308, a 0.0169% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nye County, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.9%), Other (Hispanic) (7.51%), White (Hispanic) (5.97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%).

None of the households in Nye County, NV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Nye County, NV are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Nye County, NV was $172,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Nye County, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Nye County, NV was 2 cars per household.

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Nye County, NV is home to a population of 45.5k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.79% of Nye County, NV residents were born outside of the country (4k people).

In 2020, there were 9.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.1k people) in Nye County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.42k Other (Hispanic) and 2.72k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.8% of Nye County, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Nye County, NV was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nye County, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.1k ± 281
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.42k ± 640
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.72k ± 520
15.1%
Hispanic Population
6.87k people

In 2020, there were 9.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.1k people) in Nye County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.42k Other (Hispanic) and 2.72k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.1% of the people in Nye County, NV are hispanic (6.87k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Nye County, NV as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.79%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4k people
7.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.21k people

As of 2020, 8.79% of Nye County, NV residents (4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nye County, NV was 7.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,892 ± 369
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    674 ± 209
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    537 ± 226

Nye County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Nye County, NV employs 15.2k people. The largest industries in Nye County, NV are Retail Trade (2,032 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,539 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,484 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,167), Finance & Insurance ($57,917), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,011).

Occupations

15.2k
2020 Value
± 1,082
4.08%
1 Year growth
± 9.75%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Nye County, NV grew at a rate of 4.08%, from 14.6k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nye County, NV, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,508 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,489 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nye County, NV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.2k
2020 Value
± 1,082
4.08%
1 Year growth
± 9.75%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Nye County, NV grew at a rate of 4.08%, from 14.6k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nye County, NV, are Retail Trade (2,032 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,539 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,484 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nye County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Nye County, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,903
Median earning men ± $5,436
$28,964
Median earning women ± $1,987

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Construction ($53,223), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,786), and Public Administration ($51,422).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,515), Wholesale Trade ($47,908), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,141).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 223
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 163
    Retail Trade
  3. 138
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $11.8B
  2. $7.88B
  3. $5.77B

In 2020, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $11.8B, followed by Electronics ($7.88B) and Textiles/leather ($5.77B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.7B
2020 Value in Nevada
$145B
Projected 2050 Value in Nevada
94.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nevada trade was $74.7B. This is expected to increase 94.1% to $145B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $17.5B
  2. $2.92B
  3. $2.88B

In 2020, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.5B, followed by Utah with $2.92B and New York and $2.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nye County, NV went to Donald J. Trump with 69.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.7%), followed by Other (1.26%).

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.06% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.18% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (694k), Some college (608k), and Bachelors Degree (364k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Nye County, NV was $172,300 in 2020, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $163,300 to $172,300, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Nye County, NV is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Nye County, NV have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nye County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Nye County, NV is $47,308. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Nye County, NV was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $61,083, followed by Census Tract 9604.05 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $40,575 and $31,783.

Property

$172,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,633
$13,771
Median Property Taxes
±$892

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nye County, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2020
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.5% of the housing units in Nye County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9604.05
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nye County, NV was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $61,083, followed by Census Tract 9604.05 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $40,575 and $31,783.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nye County, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,308
Median Household Income
± $4,341
19.3k
Number of Households
± 1,147

In 2020, the median household income of the 19.3k households in Nye County, NV grew to $47,308 from the previous year's value of $47,300.

The following chart displays the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nye County, NV is from Nevada.
0.448
2020 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2020, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.117% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.7%)

In 2020, 76.8% of workers in Nye County, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (5.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nye County, NV have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.08% of the workforce in Nye County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nye County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nye County, NV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nye County, NV (7.37k out of 44.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nye County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.6% of the population of Nye County, NV has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 22.1% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 4.2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nevada was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Nye County, NV see 3023 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (3400 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5169 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 574 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nevada, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,023 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nye County, NV

Primary care physicians in Nye County, NV see an average of 3,023 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (3,400 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nevada across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.8% under 18 years, 14.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
28.7%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
22.1%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
4.2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nye County, NV grew by 5.66% from 9.81% to 10.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 89.7 in Nye County, NV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.4% in Nye County, NV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Nye County, NV.

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