Washoe County, NV

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Population

465,735

1.12% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$63,310

2.95% growth

Number of Employees

240,788

2.5% growth

Median Property Value

$363,000

9.6% growth

About

In 2018, Washoe County, NV had a population of 466k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $63,310. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Washoe County, NV grew from 460,587 to 465,735, a 1.12% increase and its median household income grew from $61,498 to $63,310, a 2.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washoe County, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.5%), White (Hispanic) (13.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (9.73%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.04%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%). N/A% of the people in Washoe County, NV speak a non-English language, and 93.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washoe County, NV are University of Nevada-Reno (4,459 degrees awarded in 2017), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,382 degrees), and Sierra Nevada College (275 degrees).

The median property value in Washoe County, NV is $363,000, and the homeownership rate is 57.8%. Most people in Washoe County, NV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washoe County, NV is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Washoe County, NV employs 241k people. The largest industries in Washoe County, NV are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,356 people), Retail Trade (26,661 people), and Manufacturing (20,496 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,844), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,899), and Public Administration ($62,431).

Median household income in Washoe County, NV is $63,310. Males in Washoe County, NV have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,620. The income inequality in Washoe County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,310

2018 value

± $3,111

2.95%

1 Year Growth

± 5.22%

Households in Washoe County, NV have a median annual income of $63,310, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,498 in 2017, which represents a 2.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,797

Average Male Salary

± $2,183

$48,620

Average Female Salary

± $1,601

In 2018, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $55,928 ± $1,734

  2. Asian

    $49,121 ± $4,009

  3. Two or More Races

    $40,361 ± $4,071

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Nevada by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washoe County, NV is from Nevada.

0.452

2018 Wage GINI

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.35% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 10.13

  2. Census Tract 10.11

  3. Census Tract 32.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washoe County, NV was Census Tract 10.13 with a value of $135,327, followed by Census Tract 10.11 and Census Tract 32.03, with respective values of $125,577 and $122,938.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washoe County, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washoe County, NV (58.6k out of 440k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    44,118 ± 1,523

  2. Hispanic

    19,038 ± 1,028

  3. Other

    4,582 ± 557

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washoe County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

241k

2018 Value

± 7,954

2.5%

1 Year growth

± 4.66%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Washoe County, NV grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 235k employees to 241k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washoe County, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,977 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,110 people), and Management Occupations (23,145 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washoe County, NV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washoe County, NV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,977 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,110 people), and Management Occupations (23,145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washoe County, NV has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.43 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.28 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washoe County, NV, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,427), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,911), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,363).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

241k

2018 Value

± 7,954

2.5%

1 Year growth

± 4.66%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Washoe County, NV grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 235k employees to 241k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washoe County, NV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,356 people), Retail Trade (26,661 people), and Manufacturing (20,496 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washoe County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Washoe County, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Washoe County, NV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,356 people), Retail Trade (26,661 people), and Manufacturing (20,496 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washoe County, NV has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.28 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.4 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washoe County, NV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,844), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,899), and Public Administration ($62,431).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.7B

  2. $9.53B

  3. $7.52B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $15.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($9.53B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($7.52B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$82.8B

2020 Value

$113B

Projected 2045 Value

37.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nevada trade was $82.8B. This is expected to increase 37.1% to $113B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.8B

  2. $6.94B

  3. $3.95B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.8B, followed by Utah with $6.94B and Arizona and $3.95B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.1% of the population of Washoe County, NV has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Washoe County, NV was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Washoe County, NV see 1397 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.57% increase from the previous year (1362 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1440 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 353 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Lyon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,397 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washoe County, NV see an average of 1,397 patients per year. This represents a 2.57% increase from the previous year (1,362 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washoe County, NV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,714

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,417

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,796

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.92%

Uninsured

52.6%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washoe County, NV grew by 10.5% from 8.98% to 9.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washoe County, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 12.4% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nevada by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Washoe County, NV is home to a population of 466k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.9% of Washoe County, NV residents were born outside of the country (64.1k people).

In 2018, there were 4.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (291k people) in Washoe County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 62k White (Hispanic) and 45.3k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Washoe County, NV was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Washoe County, NV are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Washoe County, NV residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

64.1k people

14.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

64.9k people

As of 2017, 13.9% of Washoe County, NV residents (64.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washoe County, NV was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,941 ± 11,341 people

  2. Philippines

    88,103 ± 7,181 people

  3. El Salvador

    23,596 ± 3,757 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 230,941 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 88,103 and El Salvador with 23,596.

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Citizenship

93.2%

2018 Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.2% of Washoe County, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Washoe County, NV was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washoe County, NV

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    291k ± 650

  2. White (Hispanic)

    62k ± 6.17k

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    45.3k ± 6.34k

In 2018, there were 4.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (291k people) in Washoe County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 62k White (Hispanic) and 45.3k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Washoe County, NV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,196 ± 1,369

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,324 ± 1,412

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,687 ± 1,323

Washoe County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Washoe County, NV awarded 8,095 degrees. The student population of Washoe County, NV is skewed towards women, with 15,751 male students and 18,998 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washoe County, NV are White (5,051 and 63.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,566 and 19.7%), Asian (484 and 6.1%), and Two or More Races (371 and 4.68%).

The largest universities in Washoe County, NV by number of degrees awarded are University of Nevada-Reno (4,459 and 55.1%), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,382 and 29.4%), and Sierra Nevada College (275 and 3.4%).

The most popular majors in Washoe County, NV are Other Science Technologies (350 and 4.32%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (338 and 4.18%), and Registered Nursing (325 and 4.01%).

The median tuition costs in Washoe County, NV are $31,685 for private four year colleges, and $6,885 and $20,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 171 degrees awarded

  2. 273 degrees awarded

  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washoe County, NV was General Biological Sciences with 171 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Washoe County, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,459 degrees awarded

  2. 2,382 degrees awarded

  3. 275 degrees awarded

$6,885

Median In-State Public

$31,685

Median Private

In 2017, the Washoe County, NV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nevada-Reno with 4,459 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,302

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,793

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,302 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washoe County, NV, which is 0.689 times less than the 4,793 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,051 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,566 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    484 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washoe County, NV were to White students. These 5,051 degrees mean that there were 3.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,566 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washoe County, NV was $363,000 in 2018, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $331,200 to $363,000, a 9.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Washoe County, NV is 57.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washoe County, NV have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washoe County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$363,000

2018 Median

± $5,882

$331,200

2017 Median

± $8,222

In 2018, the median property value in Washoe County, NV grew to to $363,000 from the previous year's value of $331,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washoe County, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washoe County, NV the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$63,310

Median Household Income

± $3,111

186k

Number of Households

± 6,764

In 2018, the median household income of the 186k households in Washoe County, NV grew to $63,310 from the previous year's value of $61,498.

The following chart displays the households in Washoe County, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Washoe County, NV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washoe County, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

57.8%

2018 Homeownership

58%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 57.8% of the housing units in Washoe County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washoe County, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washoe County, NV have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Washoe County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.43%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Washoe County, NV was Drove Alone (77.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.43%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washoe County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washoe County, NV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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