Economic Development

Elko County Demographics

Population

Year Est Population Annual Growth Rate
2014
53,358*
4.82%
2013
50,904
3.60%
2012
49,133
1.50%
2011
48,390
1.43%
2010
47,707
2.70%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Demographic & Housing Estimates, *Nevada State Demographer, estimate

Return to TopGender Composition

Year Est Population Male Female
# % # %
2013
50,904
26,503 52.1 24,401 47.9
2012
49,133
25,637 52.2 23,496 47.8
2011
48,390
25,236 52.2 23,154 47.8
2010
47,707
24,847 52.1 22,860 47.9
2009
46,442
24,101 51.9 22,341 48.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Demographic & Housing Estimates

Return to TopAge Distribution

Year Est Population Median Age Under 14 15 to 19 20 to 24
# % # % # %
2013
50,904
33.4
11,998 23.6 3,727 7.3 3,695 7.3
2012
49,133
33.4
11,799 24.0 3,828 7.8 3,384 6.9
2011
48,390
33.6
11,637 24.0 3,844 7.9 3,309 6.8
2010
47,707
33.6
11,453 24.0 3,894 8.2 3,221 6.8
2009
46,442
33.9
11,021 23.7 3,829 8.2 3,276 7.1
Year Est Population 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55+
# % # % # % # %
2013
50,904
7,122 14.0 6,601 13.0 7,318 14.4 10,443 20.5
2012
49,133
6,620 13.5 6,492 13.2 7,317 14.9 9,693 19.7
2011
48,390
6,339 13.1 6,534 13.5 7,345 15.2 9,382 19.4
2010
47,707
6,159 12.9 6,577 13.8 7,339 15.4 9,064 19.0
2009
46,442
5,795 12.5 6,644 14.3 7,257 15.6 8,620 18.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Demographic & Housing Estimates

Return to TopMigration

Year Est Population* Annual In-Migration Annual Out-Migration
# % # %
2010
47,707
6,268 13.1 6,617 13.9
2009
46,442
6,258 13.5 5,867 12.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, *U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Demographic & Housing Estimates

Return to TopRace/Ethnic Origin

Year Est Population White Black American Indian/Alaskan
# % # % # %
2013
50,904
45,363 89.1 1,003 2.0 3,008 5.9
2012
49,133
44,228 90.0 686 1.4 3,026 6.2
2011
48,390
43,568 90.0 666 1.4 2,950 6.1
2010
47,707
43,019 90.2 567 1.2 3,087 6.5
2009
46,442
41,844 90.1 617 1.3 2,863 6.2
Year Est Population Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic or Latino (of any race) Some Other Race
# % # % # %
2013
50,904
906 1.8 12,005 23.6 1,336 2.6
2012
49,133
847 1.7 11,299 23.0 1,152 2.3
2011
48,390
793 1.6 10,972 22.7 1,378 2.8
2010
47,707
802 1.7 10,626 22.3 1,392 2.9
2009
46,442
707 1.5 10,336 22.3 1,229 2.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Demographic & Housing Estimates
In combination with one or more of the other races listed.  The six numbers may add to more than the total population, and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.

Return to TopIncome

Year Per Capita Income Median Household Income Median Family Income
2013
$28,441
$68,596
$75,376
2012
$27,440
$70,411
$75,349
2011
$27,233
$69,459
$75,617
2010
$26,879
$67,038
$75,171
2009
$25,771
$63,327
$72,981

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics

Household Income
Year Total Households $0 to $14,999 $15,000 to $24,999 $25,000 to $34,999 $35,000 to $49,999
# % # % # % # %
2013
17,527
1,324 7.6 1,703 9.7 930 5.3 2,253 12.9
2012
17,512
1,108 6.3 1,568 9.0 1,157 6.6 2,214 12.6
2011
17,244
1,198 6.9 1,607 9.3 1,096 6.4 2,099 12.2
2010
17,324
1,256 7.3 1,394 8.0 1,372 7.9 2,093 12.1
2009
17,298
1,605 9.3 1,553 9.0 1,473 8.5 2,156 12.5
Year Total Households $50,000 to $74,999 $75,000 to $99,999 $100,000 +
# % # % # %
2013
17,527
3,638 20.8 2,704 15.4 4,975 28.4
2012
17,512
3,515 20.1 3,317 18.9 4,633 26.5
2011
17,244
3,796 22.0 3,149 18.3 4,299 24.9
2010
17,324
3,943 22.8 3,111 18.0 4,155 24.0
2009
17,298
3,749 21.7 3,042 17.6 3,720 21.5

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics

 

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Educational Attainment

Year Population 25+ < 9th 9th-12th
no diploma
High School Diploma Some College
no diploma
# % # % # % # %
2013
31,484
1,978 6.3 3,065 9.7 8,449 26.8 9,520 30.2
2012
30,122
2,042 6.8 2,941 9.8 8,811 29.3 8,723 29.0
2011
29,600
1,930 6.5 2,588 8.7 9,310 31.5 8,340 28.2
2010
29,139
1,923 6.6 2,601 8.9 9,647 33.1 7,807 26.8
2009
28,316
2,164 7.6 2,718 9.6 9,035 31.9 7,574 26.7
Year Population 25+ Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree Graduate/Professional Degree
# % # % # %
2013
31,484
3,044 9.7 3,973 12.6 1,455 4.6
2012
30,122
2,846 9.4 3,191 10.6 1,568 5.2
2011
29,600
2,670 9.0 3,256 11.0 1,506 5.1
2010
29,139
2,565 8.8 3,102 10.6 1,494 5.1
2009
28,316
2,389 8.4 3,108 11.0 1,328 4.7

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Social Characteristics