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State Demographics Data - NV

Nevada

Demographics & Social
2016
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 586,799
% Foreign Born 20.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 85.3%
% change: 1990-2000 202.0%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
44.7%
Black or African American
3.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
27.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.3%
Other race
21.6%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 324,262
% Latino 55.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 4.2%
18-64 80.2%
65 and older 15.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.

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Gender (% female) 53.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.4%
Married 55.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.9%

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 2,353,259
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 39.9%
% change: 1990-2000 53.3%
Race (%)  
One race 94.6%
White 72.4%
Black or African American 10.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4%
Asian 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.8%
Other race 6.3%
Two or more races 5.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 512,364
% Latino 21.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.7%
5-17 19.9%
18-64 57.4%
65 and older 15.0%
Median Age 34.4
Gender (% female) 49.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.9%
Married 40.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.4%
Foreign Born
Number 316,593
% Foreign Born 15.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

586,741
Born in Africa 18,262
Born in Asia 179,777
Born in Europe 42,397
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 330,205
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 12,270
Born in Oceania 3,830
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.

586,741
Europe 42,397
Northern Europe 9,425
United Kingdom
7,561
Ireland
708
Other Northern Europe
1,156
Western Europe 12,211
France
1,910
Germany
7,843
Other Western Europe
2,458
Southern Europe 3,622
Italy
1,849
Portugal
221
Other Southern Europe
1,552
Eastern Europe 16,989
Poland
1,956
Russia
2,917
Other Eastern Europe
12,116
Other Europe (no country specified) 150
Asia 179,777
Eastern Asia 43,224
China
26,211

China, excluding Taiwan

22,251

Taiwan

3,960
Japan
5,641
Korea
11,253
Other Eastern Asia
119
South Central Asia 19,133
India
7,768
Iran
4,702
Other South Central Asia
6,663
Southeastern Asia 108,538
Philippines
86,032
Vietnam
10,782
Other Southeastern Asia
11,724
Western Asia 8,343
Israel
1,473
Lebanon
1,304
Other Western Asia
5,566
Other Asia (no country specified) 539
Africa 18,262
Eastern Africa 11,022
Northern Africa
2,133
Western Africa
1,485
Middle and Southern Africa
2,469
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,153
Oceania 3,830
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,924
Oceania (no country specified) 1,906
Americas 342,475
Latin America 330,205
Caribbean
25,544

Cuba

19,907

Jamaica

2,098

Other Caribbean

3,539
Central America
285,128

Mexico

235,612

El Salvador

24,166

Other Central America

25,350
South America
19,533

Brazil

1,767

Colombia

3,939

Other South America

13,827
Northern America 12,270
Canada
12,270
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 197,861
1990-1999 143,670
2000-2009 164,276
Since 2010 80,992
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.1%
Born in Asia 30.6%
Born in Europe 7.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 56.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.1%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 42.70
Country #2 14.20
Country #3 4.90
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.2%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.3%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.1%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.3%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 2.9%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 30.6%
Eastern Asia 7.4%
China 4.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.8%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 3.3%
India 1.3%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 18.5%
Philippines 14.7%
Vietnam 1.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.0%
Western Asia 1.4%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 0.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 3.1%
Eastern Africa 1.9%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 0.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 0.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.3%
Americas 58.4%
Latin America 56.3%
Caribbean 4.4%
Cuba 3.4%
Jamaica 0.4%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 48.6%
Mexico 40.2%
El Salvador 4.1%
Other Central America 4.3%
South America 3.3%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 2.4%
Northern America 2.1%
Canada 2.1%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 33.7%
1980-1989 24.5%
1990-1999 28.0%
Since 2000 13.8%
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 48.60
Country #2 9.90%
Country #3 3.80
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 30.50
Country #2 7.20%
Country #3 6.50%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 586,799
Naturalized citizens 278,711
Noncitizens 308,088
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 278,711
Before 1980 33,524
1980-1989 32,807
1990-1999 52,822
2000-2009 87,060
Since 2010 72,498
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.5%
Noncitizens 52.5%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.0%
1980-1989 11.8%
1990-1999 19.0%
2000-2009 31.2%
Since 2010 26.0%
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) 182,149
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 9,221
% married among women who gave birth
65.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
34.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 514,707
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 24,951
% married among women who gave birth 56.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 43.2%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.40
Average family size 3.98
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.56
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 639,127
Only native parent(s)
388,017
One or more foreign-born parents
251,110

Child is native

226,221

Child is foreign born

24,889
Children under age 6 with 207,751
Only native parent(s)
135,540
One or more foreign-born parents
72,211

Child is native

69,513

Child is foreign born

2,698
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 431,376
Only native parent(s)
252,477
One or more foreign-born parents
178,899

Child is native

156,708

Child is foreign born

22,191
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.

291,404
Only native parents 151,721
One or more foreign-born parents 139,683
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 60.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 39.3%
Child is native 35.4%
Child is foreign born 3.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 65.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 34.8%
Child is native 33.5%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 58.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 41.5%
Child is native 36.3%
Child is foreign born 5.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 52.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 47.9%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.