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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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Quick Facts about NV

Population 2,798,636
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $51,847
Median Home Price $173,700
Median Property Tax $1,442
Median Rent $55

Employment Rate in NV

  Employed 94.8%
  Unemployed 5.2%

Race in NV

  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 in NV

  Employed 94.8%
  Unemployed 5.2%

Educational Levels in NV

  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 in NV

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 in NV

  Homes Rent 55.1%
  Homes Owned 44.9%

Nevada Rankings

Best places to Live in Nevada

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Las Vegas 605,097 $168,800 $50,202
Henderson 271,725 $219,400 $63,120
Reno 234,161 $210,700 $47,012
Paradise 226,957 $158,800 $43,911
North Las Vegas 226,860 $150,500 $52,511
Sunrise Manor 191,464 $102,800 $39,586
Spring Valley 186,632 $170,700 $50,192
Enterprise 125,498 $221,900 $68,137
Sparks 93,437 $184,100 $52,795
Carson City 54,482 $186,000 $47,668
Whitney 40,165 $111,600 $46,541
Pahrump 34,902 $112,700 $41,229
Winchester 28,365 $119,300 $36,986
Summerlin South 25,338 $349,600 $89,167
Elko 19,709 $209,600 $73,843
Sun Valley 19,663 $99,700 $44,013
Fernley 19,185 $136,800 $52,001
Mesquite 16,533 $185,700 $44,103
Spanish Springs 15,789 $248,000 $78,604
Boulder City 15,266 $197,900 $56,405