Nevada : What you need to know

Nearly three quarters of the people living in Nevada live in the Las Vegas area, but the Silver State offers many other great places to live. The best places to live in Nevada include Reno, Henderson and Paradise. Beyond the many casinos that Nevada is known for, the state offers beautiful natural areas such as Lake Mead, Cathedral Gorge State Park and Lake Tahoe. Tourism, mining and cattle ranching anchor the economy in Nevada. There is no personal income tax or corporate income tax in Nevada.


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Nevada Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2798636
Latest Population Increase 1.32%
Median Household Income $2798636
Median Home Price $173700
Median Property Tax $1442
Median Rent $55.1

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.8%
  Unemployed 5.2%

Race

  Ethnicity White 69%
  Ethnicity Black 8.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 7.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 27.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Other 8.8%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.8%
  Unemployed 5.2%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 15.2%
  Associate's Degree 7.8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 7.9%
  High School Graduate 28.2%
  Some College, No Degree 26%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 23%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 85.1%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.7%
Construction 6%
Manufacturing 4.2%
Wholesale Trade 2.1%
Retail Trade 12%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.1%
Information 1.7%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.7%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 10.9%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 15.4%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 25.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.6%
Public Administration 4.7%

Housing

  Homes Rent 55.1%
  Homes Owned 44.9%

Nevada Rankings


Best places to Live in Nevada
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Alamo 1,095 $114,200 $44,007
Austin 93 $275,000 $0
Baker 30 $0 $23,906
Battle Mountain 3,276 $99,600 $86,950
Beatty 1,051 $57,800 $33,341
Beaverdam 28 $0 $0
Bennett Springs 146 $212,500 $0
Blue Diamond 344 $348,100 $0
Boulder City 15,266 $197,900 $56,405
Bunkerville 1,374 $119,200 $50,833
Cal-Nev-Ari 137 $66,300 $24,444
Caliente 1,029 $134,900 $37,647
Carlin 2,299 $108,700 $79,306
Carson City 54,482 $186,000 $47,668
Carter Springs 555 $123,600 $48,750
Cold Springs 8,868 $132,800 $64,883
Crescent Valley 346 $87,800 $93,250
Crystal Bay 239 $0 $146,862
Dayton 9,163 $157,300 $47,482
Denio 42 $0 $0