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Washoe County, NV&

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1.5% growth
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Median Household Income
3.18% growth
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Number of Employees
3.8% growth
Median Property Value
11.4% growth

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The economy of Washoe County, NV employs 227,854 people. The economy of Washoe County, NV is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Accommodation & Food Service; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.86; 1.45; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washoe County, NV are Retail trade (26,345), Healthcare & Social Assistance (26,083), and Accommodation & Food Service (25,797), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($154,429), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($74,052), and Utilities ($70,620).

Median household income in Washoe County, NV is $58,175. Males in Washoe County, NV have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,701. The income inequality of Washoe County, NV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 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 Washoe County, NV. In Washoe 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 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,918. Lyon County, NV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nevada.


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Washoe County, NV is home to a population of 453,616 people, from which 92% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washoe County, NV is composed of 287,588 White residents (63.4%), 109,550 Hispanic residents (24.2%), 24,547 Asian residents (5.41%), 13,016 Two+ residents (2.87%), and 10,096 Black residents (2.23%). The most common foreign languages in Washoe County, NV are Spanish (69,009 speakers), Tagalog (7,804 speakers), and Chinese (2,043 speakers), but compared to other places, Washoe County, NV has a relative high number of Tagalog (7,804 speakers), Scandinavian (445 speakers), and Thai (503 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Washoe County, NV awarded 7,897 degrees. The student population of Washoe County, NV is skewed towards females, with 3,138 male students and 4,759 female students. Most students in Washoe County, NV are White (5,082 and 64.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,368 and 17.3%), Asian (471 and 5.96%), and Two or more races (296 and 3.75%). The largest universities in Washoe County, NV by number of graduates are University of Nevada-Reno (4,004 and 50.7%), Truckee Meadows Community College (2,355 and 29.8%), and Milan Institute-Sparks (320 and 4.05%). The most popular majors in Washoe County, NV are General Psychology (224 and 2.84%), General Biological Sciences (200 and 2.53%), and General Health Services (186 and 2.36%). The median tuition costs in Washoe County, NV are $30,321 for private four year colleges, and $6,577 and $20,487 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 Washoe County, NV is $299,100, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $268,400 to $299,100, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Washoe County, NV is 57.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Washoe County, NV have an average commute time of 20.2 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.


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