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State Demographics Data - NV

Nevada

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 558,170
% Foreign Born 19.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 76.3%
% change: 1990-2000 202.0%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
44.9%
Black or African American
4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
26.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.3%
Other race
21.4%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 307,523
% Latino 55.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.3%
5-17 3.7%
18-64 81.8%
65 and older 14.2%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

45.1
Gender (% female) 52.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.7%
Married 56.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.2%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 2,332,675
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 38.7%
% change: 1990-2000 53.3%
Race (%)  
One race 94.3%
White 73.0%
Black or African American 9.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3%
Asian 3.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.7%
Other race 6.2%
Two or more races 5.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 505,871
% Latino 21.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.5%
5-17 20.2%
18-64 57.6%
65 and older 14.7%
Median Age 34.4
Gender (% female) 49.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.5%
Married 41.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.4%
Foreign Born
Number 316,593
% Foreign Born 15.8%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 1,681,664
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Foreign Born
Number 104,828
% Foreign Born 8.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,097,005
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

558,170
Born in Africa 21,027
Born in Asia 168,153
Born in Europe 43,935
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 313,790
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 9,094
Born in Oceania 2,171
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Philippines
Country #3 El Salvador
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

558,170
Europe 43,935
Northern Europe 11,634
United Kingdom
9,110
Ireland
1,206
Other Northern Europe
1,318
Western Europe 10,783
France
2,086
Germany
6,556
Other Western Europe
2,141
Southern Europe 4,227
Italy
2,651
Portugal
534
Other Southern Europe
1,042
Eastern Europe 17,022
Poland
1,178
Russia
3,049
Other Eastern Europe
12,795
Other Europe (no country specified) 269
Asia 168,153
Eastern Asia 39,630
China
22,993

China, excluding Taiwan

18,884

Taiwan

4,109
Japan
4,535
Korea
11,920
Other Eastern Asia
182
South Central Asia 22,084
India
10,911
Iran
5,286
Other South Central Asia
5,887
Southeastern Asia 97,899
Philippines
79,992
Vietnam
7,534
Other Southeastern Asia
10,373
Western Asia 8,491
Israel
1,133
Lebanon
1,392
Other Western Asia
5,966
Other Asia (no country specified) 49
Africa 21,027
Eastern Africa 13,560
Northern Africa
1,871
Western Africa
2,293
Middle and Southern Africa
1,748
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,555
Oceania 2,171
Australia and New Zealand subregion 891
Oceania (no country specified) 1,280
Americas 322,884
Latin America 313,790
Caribbean
20,167

Cuba

15,187

Jamaica

1,793

Other Caribbean

3,187
Central America
277,454

Mexico

225,433

El Salvador

26,656

Other Central America

25,365
South America
16,169

Brazil

2,757

Colombia

3,231

Other South America

10,181
Northern America 9,094
Canada
9,030
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 199,186
1990-1999 145,420
2000-2009 148,197
Since 2010 65,367
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.8%
Born in Asia 30.1%
Born in Europe 7.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 56.2%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.6%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 42.7%
Country #2 14.2%
Country #3 4.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.9%
Northern Europe 2.1%
United Kingdom 1.6%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 1.9%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.2%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.0%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 30.1%
Eastern Asia 7.1%
China 4.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.4%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 2.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 4.0%
India 2.0%
Iran 0.9%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 17.5%
Philippines 14.3%
Vietnam 1.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.9%
Western Asia 1.5%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.8%
Eastern Africa 2.4%
Northern Africa 0.3%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.2%
Americas 57.8%
Latin America 56.2%
Caribbean 3.6%
Cuba 2.7%
Jamaica 0.3%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 49.7%
Mexico 40.4%
El Salvador 4.8%
Other Central America 4.5%
South America 2.9%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 1.8%
Northern America 1.6%
Canada 1.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 35.7%
1980-1989 26.1%
1990-1999 26.6%
Since 2000 11.7%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 316,593
Born in Africa 4,910
Born in Asia 72,350
Born in Europe 32,202
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 194,268
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10,769
Cat28 2,094
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Philippines
Country #3 El Salvador
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.6%
Born in Asia 22.9%
Born in Europe 10.2%
Born in Latin America 61.4%
Born in Northern America 3.4%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 48.6%
Country #2 9.9%
Country #3 3.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 101,424
Born in Africa 1,482
Born in Asia 25,914
Born in Europe 19,452
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 47,131
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6,605
Cat21 840
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Philippines
Country #3 Canada
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.5%
Born in Asia 25.6%
Born in Europe 19.2%
Born in Latin America 46.5%
Born in Northern America 6.5%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 30.5%
Country #2 7.2%
Country #3 6.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 558,170
Naturalized citizens 261,316
Noncitizens 296,854
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 261,316
Before 1980 32,021
1980-1989 30,851
1990-1999 54,079
2000-2009 86,915
Since 2010 57,450
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 46.8%
Noncitizens 53.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.3%
1980-1989 11.8%
1990-1999 20.7%
2000-2009 33.3%
Since 2010 22.0%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 316,593
Naturalized citizens 116,786
Noncitizens 199,807
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 36.9%
Noncitizens 63.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 104,828
Naturalized citizens 43,373
Noncitizens 61,455
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.4%
Noncitizens 58.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 173,268
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 9,563
% married among women who gave birth
70.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
29.9%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 516,857
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 24,211
% married among women who gave birth 62.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.41
Average family size 3.94
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.55
Average family size 3.22
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 634,397
Only native parent(s)
393,745
One or more foreign-born parents
240,652

Child is native

220,998

Child is foreign born

19,654
Children under age 6 with 207,480
Only native parent(s)
137,750
One or more foreign-born parents
69,730

Child is native

67,976

Child is foreign born

1,754
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 426,917
Only native parent(s)
255,995
One or more foreign-born parents
170,922

Child is native

153,022

Child is foreign born

17,900
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

300,428
Only native parents 165,681
One or more foreign-born parents 134,747
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 62.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.9%
Child is native 34.8%
Child is foreign born 3.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 66.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 33.6%
Child is native 32.8%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 60.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 40.0%
Child is native 35.8%
Child is foreign born 4.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 55.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 44.9%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 484,913
Only native parent(s) 341,582
One or more foreign-born parents 143,331
Child is native 114,902
Child is foreign born 28,429
Children under age 6 with 167,439
Only native parent(s) 114,074
One or more foreign-born parents 53,365
Child is native 49,443
Child is foreign born 3,922
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 317,474
Only native parent(s) 227,508
One or more foreign-born parents 89,966
Child is native 65,459
Child is foreign born 24,507
Children in Low-Income Families* 174,605
Only native parents 103,289
One or more foreign-born parents 71,316
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 70.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 29.6%
Child is native 23.7%
Child is foreign born 5.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 68.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.9%
Child is native 29.5%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 71.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.3%
Child is native 20.6%
Child is foreign born 7.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 59.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 40.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 282,916
Only native parent(s) 239,826
One or more foreign-born parents 43,090
Child is native 32,983
Child is foreign born 10,107
Children under age 6 with 105,310
Only native parent(s) 89,091
One or more foreign-born parents 16,219
Child is native 14,257
Child is foreign born 1,962
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 177,606
Only native parent(s) 150,735
One or more foreign-born parents 26,871
Child is native 18,726
Child is foreign born 8,145
Children in Low-Income Families* 99,397
Only native parents 79,834
One or more foreign-born parents 19,563
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.2%
Child is native 11.7%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.4%
Child is native 13.5%
Child is foreign born 1.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.1%
Child is native 10.5%
Child is foreign born 4.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 80.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.7%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.