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State Demographics Data - NV
 

Nevada

Demographics & Social
2019
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 610,652
% Foreign Born 19.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 92.9%
% change: 1990-2000 202.0%
Race (%)  
One race 98.4%
White
40.9%
Black or African American
4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.0%
Asian
28.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.4%
Other race
22.7%
Two or more races 1.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 323,874
% Latino 53.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 4.3%
18-64 78.5%
65 and older 16.6%
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 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

46.8
Gender (% female) 52.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 21.6%
Married 58.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.6%

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 2,469,504
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 46.8%
% change: 1990-2000 53.3%
Race (%)  
One race 94.6%
White 70.4%
Black or African American 10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5%
Asian 3.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.8%
Other race 7.5%
Two or more races 5.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 576,725
% Latino 23.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.3%
5-17 19.4%
18-64 57.2%
65 and older 16.1%
Median Age 34.8
Gender (% female) 49.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.9%
Married 41.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.4%
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.

610,652
Born in Africa 22,644
Born in Asia 195,581
Born in Europe 40,453
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 337,636
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10,719
Born in Oceania 3,619
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

610,652
Europe 40,453
Northern Europe 8,769
United Kingdom
7,117
Ireland
621
Other Northern Europe
1,031
Western Europe 10,076
France
1,260
Germany
5,903
Other Western Europe
2,913
Southern Europe 3,819
Italy
1,373
Portugal
712
Other Southern Europe
1,734
Eastern Europe 17,633
Poland
1,957
Russia
1,982
Other Eastern Europe
13,694
Other Europe (no country specified) 156
Asia 195,581
Eastern Asia 43,902
China
27,644

China, excluding Taiwan

23,101

Taiwan

4,543
Japan
5,860
Korea
10,169
Other Eastern Asia
229
South Central Asia 20,102
India
8,550
Iran
4,220
Other South Central Asia
7,332
Southeastern Asia 121,337
Philippines
97,639
Vietnam
11,747
Other Southeastern Asia
11,951
Western Asia 10,045
Israel
3,185
Lebanon
598
Other Western Asia
6,262
Other Asia (no country specified) 195
Africa 22,644
Eastern Africa 15,552
Northern Africa
2,577
Western Africa
2,595
Middle and Southern Africa
1,853
Other Africa (no country specified)
67
Oceania 3,619
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,474
Oceania (no country specified) 2,145
Americas 348,355
Latin America 337,636
Caribbean
32,851

Cuba

25,589

Jamaica

4,102

Other Caribbean

3,160
Central America
274,759

Mexico

224,981

El Salvador

25,305

Other Central America

24,473
South America
30,026

Brazil

6,432

Colombia

4,791

Other South America

18,803
Northern America 10,719
Canada
10,719
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 199,244
1990-1999 131,889
2000-2009 145,957
Since 2010 133,562
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.7%
Born in Asia 32.0%
Born in Europe 6.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 55.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.8%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 6.6%
Northern Europe 1.4%
United Kingdom 1.2%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 1.7%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.0%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 2.9%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.3%
Other Eastern Europe 2.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 32.0%
Eastern Asia 7.2%
China 4.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.8%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.7%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 3.3%
India 1.4%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 1.2%
Southeastern Asia 19.9%
Philippines 16.0%
Vietnam 1.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.0%
Western Asia 1.6%
Israel 0.5%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 3.7%
Eastern Africa 2.5%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) N
Oceania 0.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.4%
Americas 57.0%
Latin America 55.3%
Caribbean 5.4%
Cuba 4.2%
Jamaica 0.7%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 45.0%
Mexico 36.8%
El Salvador 4.1%
Other Central America 4.0%
South America 4.9%
Brazil 1.1%
Colombia 0.8%
Other South America 3.1%
Northern America 1.8%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.6%
1980-1989 21.6%
1990-1999 23.9%
Since 2000 21.9%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 610,652
Naturalized citizens 309,276
Noncitizens 301,376
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 309,276
Before 1990 70,344
1990-1999 60,565
2000-2009 81,426
2010-2014 46,987
Since 2015 49,954
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 50.6%
Noncitizens 49.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 22.7%
1980-1989 19.6%
1990-1999 26.3%
2000-2009 15.2%
Since 2010 16.2%
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) 178,507
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 10,990
% married among women who gave birth
62.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
37.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 544,179
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 26,453
% married among women who gave birth 60.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 39.3%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.26
Average family size 3.77
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.49
Average family size 3.15
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded 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 652,853
Only native parent(s)
407,599
One or more foreign-born parents
245,254

Child is native

218,134

Child is foreign born

27,120
Children under age 6 with 211,581
Only native parent(s)
143,564
One or more foreign-born parents
68,017

Child is native

63,329

Child is foreign born

4,688
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 441,272
Only native parent(s)
264,035
One or more foreign-born parents
177,237

Child is native

154,805

Child is foreign born

22,432
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded 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.

266,079
Only native parents 144,993
One or more foreign-born parents 121,086
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 62.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.6%
Child is native 33.4%
Child is foreign born 4.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 67.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 32.1%
Child is native 29.9%
Child is foreign born 2.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 59.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 40.2%
Child is native 35.1%
Child is foreign born 5.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 54.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 45.5%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 has 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.