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1.34% growth
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Median Household Income
1.33% growth
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2.14% growth
Median Property Value
3.02% growth

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The economy of Nye County, NV employs 14,446 people. The economy of Nye County, NV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 11.17; 3.32; and 1.99 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nye County, NV are Retail trade (1,850), Accommodation & Food Service (1,354), and Public Admin. (1,170), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,772), Utilities ($53,160), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($35,462).

Median household income in Nye County, NV is $42,266. Males in Nye County, NV have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,075. The income inequality of Nye County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nye County, NV. In Nye County, NV 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 33 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,066. Lyon County, NV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nevada.


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Nye County, NV is home to a population of 43,198 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nye County, NV is composed of 33,375 White residents (77.3%), 6,110 Hispanic residents (14.1%), 1,266 Black residents (2.93%), 926 Two+ residents (2.14%), and 682 Native residents (1.58%). The most common foreign languages in Nye County, NV are Spanish (3,366 speakers), Tagalog (219 speakers), and German (166 speakers), but compared to other places, Nye County, NV has a relative high number of Other Native North American (63 speakers), Italian (115 speakers), and German (166 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV awarded 769 degrees. The student population of Rural Nevada PUMA, NV is skewed towards females, with 307 male students and 462 female students. Most students in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV are White (523 and 68%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (135 and 17.6%), Unknown (39 and 5.07%), and American Indian (29 and 3.77%). The largest universities in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV by number of graduates are Great Basin College (769 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (74 and 9.6%), General Science Technology (45 and 5.85%), and General Studies (20 and 2.6%). The median tuition costs in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,745 and $9,390 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Nye County, NV is $109,100, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $105,900 to $109,100, a 3.02% increase. The homeownership rate of Nye County, NV is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Nye County, NV have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nye County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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