Economic Development

Nevada Demographics

Population

Year Est Population Annual Growth Rate
2016
2,940,058
5.05%
2015
2,798,636
1.34%
2014
2,761,584
1.15%
2013
2,730,066
0.96%
2012
2,704,204
1.15%

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

Gender Composition

Year Est Population Male Female
# % # %
2015
2,798,636
1,407,735 50.3 1,390,901 49.7
2014
2,761,584
1,390,921 50.4 1,370,663 49.6
2013
2,730,066
1,377,138 50.4 1,352,928 49.6
2012
2,704,204
1,365,496 50.5 1,338,708 49.5
2011
2,673,396
1,350,934 50.5 1,322,462 49.5

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

Age Distribution

Year Est Population Median Age Under 14 15 to 19 20 to 24
# % # % # %
2015
2,798,636
37.2
550,969 19.7 175,750 6.3 187,680 6.7
2014
2,761,584
36.9
549,887 19.9 177,664 6.4 186,113 6.7
2013
2,730,066
36.6
550,906 20.2 178,694 6.5 183,507 6.7
2012
2,704,204
36.3
552,707 20.4 179,435 6.6 181,033 6.7
2011
2,673,396
36.1
551,227 20.6 179,065 6.7 178,243 6.7
Year Est Population 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55+
# % # % # % # %
2015
2,798,636
400,539 14.3 382,127 13.7 381,662 13.6 719,909 25.7
2014
2,761,584
393,980 14.3 381,043 13.8 379,300 13.7 693,597 25.1
2013
2,730,066
389,913 14.3 381,827 14.0 376,546 13.8 668,673 24.5
2012
2,704,204
387,655 14.3 383,790 14.2 374,125 13.8 645,459 23.9
2011
2,673,396
384,664 14.4 385,095 14.4 371,112 13.9 623,990 23.3

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

Migration

In 2015, the top 5 states people migrated to Nevada from were: California (54,765), Washington (6,513), Florida (6,001), Utah (5,845) and Texas (5,271).

Year Est Population* Annual In-Migration Annual Out-Migration
# % # %
2015
2,798,636
135,999 4.9 99,409 3.6
2014
2,761,584
130,390 4.7 103,599 3.8
2013
2,730,066
126,583 4.6 100,922 3.7
2012
2,704,204
124,285 4.6 98,882 3.7
2011
2,673,396
110,345 4.1 115,943 4.3

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

Race/Ethnic Origin

Year Est Population White Black American Indian/Alaskan
# % # % # %
2015
2,798,636
2,028,300
72.5
275,460
9.8
55,498
2.0
2014
2,761,584
2,028,503
73.5
267,281
9.7
53,266
1.9
2013
2,730,066
2,036,644
74.6
258,381
9.5
52,327
1.9
2012
2,704,204
2,054,303
76.0
250,338
9.3
52,270
1.9
2011
2,673,396
2,038,924
76.3
243,605
9.1
51,633
1.9
Year Est Population Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic or Latino (of any race) Some Other Race
# % # % # %
2015
2,798,636
307,379
11.0
770,553
27.5
267,951
9.6
2014
2,761,584
295,884
10.7
752,049
27.2
245,118
8.9
2013
2,730,066
283,962
10.4
734,097
26.9
218,812
8.0
2012
2,704,204
273,760
10.1
717,835
26.5
188,223
7.0
2011
2,673,396
261,296
9.8
698,713
26.1
183,619
6.9

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
2015
$26,541
$51,847
$60,916
2014
$26,515
$52,205
$61,081
2013
$26,589
$52,800
$61,359
2012
$27,003
$54,083
$62,789
2011
$27,625
$55,553
$64,353

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

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Educational Attainment

According to the 2015 American Community Survey, 85.1% of Nevada population 25+ has achieved a high school dipolma or higher and 23.0% a bachelor's degree or higher.

Year Population 25+ < 9th 9th-12th
no diploma
High School Diploma Some College
no diploma
# % # % # % # %
2015
1,884,237
116,829
6.2
164,068
8.7
532,115
28.2
489,887
26.0
2014
1,847,920
113,555
6.1
166,385
9.0
529,441
28.7
481,419
26.1
2013
1,816,959
112,772
6.2
166,473
9.2
522,148
28.7
472,954
26.0
2012
1,791,029
113,649
6.3
166,105
9.3
514,459
28.7
468,061
26.1
2011
1,764,861
112,095
6.4
166,217
9.4
514,935
29.2
452,677
25.6
Year Population 25+ Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree Graduate/Professional Degree
# % # % # %
2015
1,884,237
147,840
7.8
285,510
15.2
147,988
7.9
2014
1,847,920
140,692
7.6
274,707
14.9
141,721
7.7
2013
1,816,959
136,479
7.5
268,804
14.8
137,329
7.6
2012
1,791,029
130,846
7.3
264,760
14.8
133,149
7.4
2011
1,764,861
127,739
7.2
259,287
14.7
131,911
7.5

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