Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Nevada

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Nevada total population increased from 1,998,257 (2000) to 2,723,322 (2011) -- a change of 725,065 ( 36.28%). The median age increased from 35.0 (2000) to 36.7 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 365,982 (2000) to 477,917 (2011) -- a change of 111,935 ( 30.58%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,998,257 100.0 2,723,322 100.0 725,065 36.3
  Male 1,018,051 50.9 1,372,750 50.4 354,699 34.8
  Female 980,206 49.1 1,350,572 49.6 370,366 37.8
  Under 5 years 145,817 7.3 185,186 6.8 39,369 27.0
  5 to 9 years 149,322 7.5 191,592 7.0 42,270 28.3
  10 to 14 years 139,193 7.0 174,007 6.4 34,814 25.0
  15 to 19 years 127,169 6.4 178,918 6.6 51,749 40.7
  20 to 24 years 130,006 6.5 182,659 6.7 52,653 40.5
  25 to 34 years 306,611 15.3 386,245 14.2 79,634 26.0
  35 to 44 years 321,961 16.1 382,434 14.0 60,473 18.8
  45 to 54 years 269,050 13.5 376,035 13.8 106,985 39.8
  55 to 59 years 105,057 5.3 166,933 6.1 61,876 58.9
  60 to 64 years 85,142 4.3 159,673 5.9 74,531 87.5
  65 to 74 years 131,775 6.6 205,979 7.6 74,204 56.3
  75 to 84 years 70,165 3.5 98,171 3.6 28,006 39.9
  85 years and over 16,989 0.9 35,490 1.3 18,501 108.9
  Median age 35.0... 36.7... 1.7 4.9

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 495,7723.591,7063.4
  5- 993,7733.589,3043.3
  10-1493,6723.589,5013.3
  15-1994,0733.588,5273.3
  20-2491,1483.486,3613.2
  25-29100,3013.796,3433.6
  30-3497,8023.692,8403.4
  35-3997,9653.693,6873.5
  40-4499,2253.792,1663.4
  45-4999,5243.794,2663.5
  50-5492,1363.490,6013.4
  55-5980,9473.083,6283.1
  60-6474,2912.876,6332.8
  65-6956,6382.158,8632.2
  70-7440,4701.541,8101.5
  75-7927,6231.029,8801.1
  80-8417,2390.621,6490.8
  85+ 11,0170.419,1700.7

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 90,266 (2000) to 194,695 (2011) -- a change of 104,429 ( 115.69%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 16,234 (2000) to 34,135 (2011) -- a change of 17,901 ( 110.27%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,998,257 100.0 2,723,322 100.0 725,065 36.3
One Race 1,921,829 96.2 2,617,477 96.1 695,648 36.2
  White 1,501,886 75.2 1,948,463 71.5 446,577 29.7
  Black or African American 135,477 6.8 222,551 8.2 87,074 64.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 26,420 1.3 32,805 1.2 6,385 24.2
  Asian 90,266 4.5 194,695 7.1 104,429 115.7
    Asian Indian 5,535 0.3 12,244 0.4 6,709 121.2
    Chinese 14,113 0.7 29,945 1.1 15,832 112.2
    Filipino 40,529 2.0 90,616 3.3 50,087 123.6
    Japanese 8,277 0.4 13,292 0.5 5,015 60.6
    Korean 7,554 0.4 13,513 0.5 5,959 78.9
    Vietnamese 4,420 0.2 15,427 0.6 11,007 249.0
    Other Asian 9,838 0.5 19,658 0.7 9,820 99.8
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8,426 0.4 16,360 0.6 7,934 94.2
    Native Hawaiian 3,471 0.2 5,088 0.2 1,617 46.6
    Guamanian or Chamorro 1,346 0.1 3,184 0.1 1,838 136.6
    Samoan 1,474 0.1 4,156 0.2 2,682 182.0
    Other Pacific Islander 2,135 0.1 3,932 0.1 1,797 84.2
  Some other race 159,354 8.0 202,603 7.4 43,249 27.1
Two or more races 76,428 3.8 105,845 3.9 29,417 38.5
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 1,565,866 78.4 2,030,661 74.6 464,795 29.7
  Black or African American 150,508 7.5 253,565 9.3 103,057 68.5
  American Indian and Alaska Native 42,222 2.1 54,152 2.0 11,930 28.3
  Asian 112,456 5.6 247,866 9.1 135,410 120.4
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 16,234 0.8 34,135 1.3 17,901 110.3
  Some other race 193,720 9.7 216,342 7.9 22,622 11.7
Hispanic 393,970 19.7 737,221 27.1 343,251 87.1

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 751,165 (2000) to 982,352 (2011) -- a change of 231,187 ( 30.78%). The number of families increased from 498,333 (2000) to 636,981 (2011) -- a change of 138,648 ( 27.82%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 751,165 100.0 982,352 100.0 231,187 30.8
  Family households (families) 498,333 66.3 636,981 64.8 138,648 27.8
    Married-couple family 373,201 49.7 450,072 45.8 76,871 20.6
  Nonfamily households 252,832 33.7 345,371 35.2 92,539 36.6
    Householder living alone 186,745 24.9 271,647 27.7 84,902 45.5
      Householder 65 years and over 53,564 7.1 82,596 8.4 29,032 54.2

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 384,270 (2000) to 528,392 (2011) -- a change of 144,122 ( 37.51%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 1,310,176 100.0 1,810,960 100.0 500,784 38.2
  Less than 9th grade 84,237 6.4 115,683 6.4 31,446 37.3
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 169,137 12.9 174,436 9.6 5,299 3.1
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 384,270 29.3 528,392 29.2 144,122 37.5
  Some college, no degree 353,797 27.0 455,886 25.2 102,089 28.9
  Associate's degree 80,860 6.2 129,688 7.2 48,828 60.4
  Bachelor's degree 158,078 12.1 269,461 14.9 111,383 70.5
  Graduate or professional degree 79,797 6.1 137,414 7.6 57,617 72.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 80.7... 84.0 3.3 4.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 18.2... 22.5 4.3 23.6

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 492,885 (2000) to 684,009 (2011) -- a change of 191,124 ( 38.78%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 492,885 100.0 684,009 100.0 191,124 38.8
  Nursery school, preschool 27,345 5.5 32,126 4.7 4,781 17.5
  Kindergarten 30,087 6.1 37,057 5.4 6,970 23.2
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 232,258 47.1 287,698 42.1 55,440 23.9
  High school (grades 9-12) 104,564 21.2 154,461 22.6 49,897 47.7
  College or graduate school 98,631 20.0 172,667 25.2 74,036 75.1

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 207,687 (2000) to 318,541 (2011) -- a change of 110,854 ( 53.38%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 1,853,720 100.0 2,538,136 100.0 684,416 36.9
  English only 1,425,748 76.9 1,783,605 70.3 357,857 25.1
  Language other than English 427,972 23.1 754,531 29.7 326,559 76.3
    Speak English less than "very well" 207,687 11.2 318,541 12.6 110,854 53.4
  Spanish 299,947 16.2 529,391 20.9 229,444 76.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 162,301 8.8 230,465 9.1 68,164 42.0
  Other Indo-European languages 47,183 2.5 64,662 2.5 17,479 37.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 12,295 0.7 18,267 0.7 5,972 48.6
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 68,523 3.7 138,845 5.5 70,322 102.6
    Speak English less than "very well" 29,222 1.6 61,665 2.4 32,443 111.0

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 933,280 (2000) to 1,204,882 (2011) -- a change of 271,602 ( 29.10%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 1,538,516 100.0 2,134,503 100.0 595,987 38.7
  In labor force 1,003,293 65.2 1,390,058 65.1 386,765 38.5
    Civilian labor force 995,200 64.7 1,379,559 64.6 384,359 38.6
      Employed 933,280 60.7 1,204,882 56.4 271,602 29.1
      Unemployed 61,920 4.0 174,677 8.2 112,757 182.1
      Percent of civilian labor force... 6.2... 12.7 6.5 104.8
    Armed Forces 8,093 0.5 10,499 0.5 2,406 29.7
  Not in labor force 535,223 34.8 744,445 34.9 209,222 39.1

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 933,280 100.0 1,204,882 100.0 271,602 29.1
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 14,938 1.6 21,256 1.8 6,318 42.3
  Construction 86,327 9.2 75,586 6.3 -10,741 -12.4
  Manufacturing 45,794 4.9 49,290 4.1 3,496 7.6
  Wholesale trade 25,121 2.7 26,473 2.2 1,352 5.4
  Retail trade 105,382 11.3 139,150 11.5 33,768 32.0
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 48,102 5.2 55,706 4.6 7,604 15.8
  Information 20,969 2.2 20,962 1.7 -7 0.0
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 60,216 6.5 74,294 6.2 14,078 23.4
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 82,172 8.8 121,510 10.1 39,338 47.9
  Educational, health and social services 119,967 12.9 181,228 15.0 61,261 51.1
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 245,679 26.3 321,960 26.7 76,281 31.0
  Other services (except public administration) 36,742 3.9 55,182 4.6 18,440 50.2
  Public administration 41,871 4.5 62,285 5.2 20,414 48.8

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,363,347 (May 2012) to 1,367,539 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 4,192 ( 0.3%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,363,3471,365,3151,367,1581,368,5311,366,5181,367,539
  Employed1,205,0551,206,8101,203,4351,202,6631,204,9561,210,893
  Unemployed158,292158,505163,723165,868161,562156,646
  Unemployment rate 11.6 11.6 12.0 12.1 11.8 11.5

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 23.3 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 923,155). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 24.1 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,191,557).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 62.63% ( 1,160,933) of the population 5 years and over ( 1,853,720) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 22.46% ( 603,668) of the population 1 year and over ( 2,688,336) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $44,581 (2000) to $48,927 (2011) -- a change of $4,346 ( 9.75%). The per capita income increased from $21,989 (2000) to $24,968 (2011) -- a change of $2,979 ( 13.55%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $52,045 (2010) to $48,927 (2011) -- a change of ($3,118) ( -5.99%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.448 (2010) to 0.453 (2011) -- a change of 0.005 ( 1.116%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 751,977 100.0 982,352 100.0 230,375 30.6
  Less than $10,000 53,981 7.2 69,655 7.1 15,674 29.0
  $10,000 to $14,999 39,245 5.2 50,769 5.2 11,524 29.4
  $15,000 to $24,999 92,710 12.3 110,609 11.3 17,899 19.3
  $25,000 to $34,999 98,362 13.1 112,525 11.5 14,163 14.4
  $35,000 to $49,999 136,104 18.1 155,936 15.9 19,832 14.6
  $50,000 to $74,999 163,415 21.7 187,944 19.1 24,529 15.0
  $75,000 to $99,999 83,304 11.1 114,969 11.7 31,665 38.0
  $100,000 to $149,999 55,431 7.4 113,657 11.6 58,226 105.0
  $150,000 to $199,999 13,545 1.8 35,672 3.6 22,127 163.4
  $200,000 or more 15,880 2.1 30,616 3.1 14,736 92.8
  Median household income (dollars) 44,581... 48,927... 4,346 9.7
  Median family income (dollars) 50,849... 56,544... 5,695 11.2
  Per capita income (dollars) 21,989... 24,968... 2,979 13.5

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $100,985M (2011Q2) to $103,000M (2012Q2) -- a change of $2,015M ( 2.0%). Per capita personal income increased from $37,338 (2011Q2) to $37,821 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,001 ( 2.7%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 100,082100,985100,827100,767101,890103,000
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 99,898100,797100,634100,576101,691102,816
  Farm income 10.2/ 185188193191200184
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 71,56172,31272,12871,95472,80073,482
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 6,8296,9346,9376,9307,0237,078
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 3,1153,1453,1203,1083,1263,152
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 3,7153,7903,8163,8223,8973,926
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -377-391-384-376-362-367
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 64,35564,98764,80764,64965,41566,037
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 19,13719,43119,49619,59019,80420,217
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 16,59116,56716,52316,52916,67116,745
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 51,48352,04951,83951,62652,25252,771
Supplements to wages and salaries 12,18912,36812,39312,41412,48512,602
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 8,4748,5798,5778,5928,5878,676
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 3,7153,7903,8163,8223,8973,926
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 7,8907,8947,8967,9148,0648,109
  Farm proprietors' income 110113118116117112
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 7,7807,7827,7787,7987,9477,997
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 37,00437,33837,27937,25737,41437,821

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 7.54 (2000) to 11.90 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 10.48 (2000) to 15.90 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,686,989) with health insurance was 2,098,195. Of those with health insurance, 1,698,600 had private health insurance and 662,147 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 20.62% ( 375,910) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 1,823,351) had a disability. In 2011, 11.31% ( 303,879) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,686,989) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 827,457 (2000) to 1,183,917 (2011) -- a change of 356,460 ( 43.08%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 827,457 100.0 1,183,917 100.0 356,460 43.1
  Occupied housing units 751,165 90.8 982,352 83.0 231,187 30.8
    Owner-occupied housing units 457,247 55.3 552,991 46.7 95,744 20.9
    Renter-occupied housing units 293,918 35.5 429,361 36.3 135,443 46.1
  Vacant housing units 76,292 9.2 201,565 17.0 125,273 164.2

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $142,000 (2000) to $158,000 (2011) -- a change of $16,000 ( 11.27%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 457,247 100.0 552,991 100.0 95,744 20.9
  Less than $50,000 4,735 1.0 42,568 7.7 37,833 799.0
  $50,000 to $99,999 52,215 11.4 96,537 17.5 44,322 84.9
  $100,000 to $149,999 150,379 32.9 116,695 21.1 -33,684 -22.4
  $150,000 to $199,999 81,180 17.8 102,508 18.5 21,328 26.3
  $200,000 to $299,999 48,061 10.5 99,502 18.0 51,441 107.0
  $300,000 to $499,999 18,616 4.1 69,731 12.6 51,115 274.6
  $500,000 to $999,999 6,226 1.4 20,367 3.7 14,141 227.1
  $1,000,000 or more 1,909 0.4 5,083 0.9 3,174 166.3
Median value (dollars) 142,000... 158,000... 16,000 11.3

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $699 (2000) to $936 (2011) -- a change of $237 ( 33.91%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,190 (2000) to $1,529 (2011) -- a change of $339 ( 28.49%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 297,994 100.0 407,138 100.0 109,144 36.6
  Less than $300 712 0.2 1,059 0.3 347 48.7
  $300 to $499 4,975 1.7 3,618 0.9 -1,357 -27.3
  $500 to $699 17,354 5.8 13,662 3.4 -3,692 -21.3
  $700 to $999 69,292 23.3 52,689 12.9 -16,603 -24.0
  $1,000 to $1,499 129,329 43.4 125,575 30.8 -3,754 -2.9
  $1,500 to $1,999 49,290 16.5 99,765 24.5 50,475 102.4
  $2,000 or more 27,042 9.1 110,770 27.2 83,728 309.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,190... 1,529... 339 28.5
Housing units without a mortgage 65,327 21.9 145,853 100.0 80,526 123.3
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 294... 416... 122 41.5


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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