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1.7% growth
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5.24% growth
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3.72% growth
Median Property Value
8.18% growth

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The economy of Nevada employs 1.32M people. The economy of Nevada is specialized in Metal ore mining; Traveler accommodation; and Amusement & Recreation, which employ respectively 25.78; 9.75; and 5.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nevada are Traveler accommodation (129,362), Amusement & Recreation (89,973), and Restaurants & Food Services (89,745), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($91,463), Software publishing ($91,049), and Electric & gas, and other combinations ($90,927).

Median household income in Nevada is $55,180. Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,537. The income inequality of Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nevada. In Nevada the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,542. Lyon County, NV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nevada.


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Nevada is home to a population of 2.94M people, from which 89.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nevada is composed of 1.46M White residents (49.8%), 836,626 Hispanic residents (28.5%), 249,544 Black residents (8.49%), 240,323 Asian residents (8.17%), and 98,794 Two+ residents (3.36%). The most common foreign languages in Nevada are Spanish (547,574 speakers), Tagalog (72,310 speakers), and Chinese (27,833 speakers), but compared to other places, Nevada has a relative high number of Tagalog (72,310 speakers), Thai (5,785 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (9,826 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Nevada awarded 26,610 degrees. The student population of Nevada is skewed towards females, with 10,341 male students and 16,269 female students. Most students in Nevada are White (13,138 and 49.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,393 and 20.3%), Asian (2,582 and 9.7%), and Black or African American (2,063 and 7.75%). The largest universities in Nevada by number of graduates are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (5,335 and 20%), College of Southern Nevada (4,630 and 17.4%), and University of Nevada-Reno (4,004 and 15%). The most popular majors in Nevada are General Psychology (608 and 2.28%), General Hospitality Management (592 and 2.22%), and Registered Nursing (539 and 2.03%). The median tuition costs in Nevada are $30,321 for private four year colleges, and $6,517 and $20,427 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nevada is $239,500, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $221,400 to $239,500, a 8.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Nevada is 54.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Nevada have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nevada is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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