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State Demographics Data - NV

Nevada

Demographics & Social
2017
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 596,019
% Foreign Born 19.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 88.3%
% change: 1990-2000 202.0%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
39.8%
Black or African American
3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
28.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.3%
Other race
25.4%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 323,769
% Latino 54.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 3.9%
18-64 80.8%
65 and older 14.7%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

45.4
Gender (% female) 51.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.0%
Married 57.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.2%

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 2,402,020
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 42.8%
% change: 1990-2000 53.3%
Race (%)  
One race 94.7%
White 70.8%
Black or African American 10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5%
Asian 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.8%
Other race 7.6%
Two or more races 5.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 540,894
% Latino 22.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.5%
5-17 19.8%
18-64 57.2%
65 and older 15.4%
Median Age 34.6
Gender (% female) 49.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.4%
Married 41.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.9%
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.

596,019
Born in Africa 19,691
Born in Asia 191,935
Born in Europe 38,540
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 332,506
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10,828
Born in Oceania 2,519
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.

596,019
Europe 38,540
Northern Europe 7,499
United Kingdom
6,608
Ireland
306
Other Northern Europe
585
Western Europe 9,774
France
2,292
Germany
5,770
Other Western Europe
1,712
Southern Europe 3,877
Italy
1,633
Portugal
1,232
Other Southern Europe
1,012
Eastern Europe 17,340
Poland
1,952
Russia
2,054
Other Eastern Europe
13,334
Other Europe (no country specified) 50
Asia 191,935
Eastern Asia 38,803
China
22,576

China, excluding Taiwan

18,192

Taiwan

4,384
Japan
4,969
Korea
11,258
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 22,339
India
11,565
Iran
4,420
Other South Central Asia
6,354
Southeastern Asia 121,392
Philippines
98,261
Vietnam
10,207
Other Southeastern Asia
12,924
Western Asia 9,250
Israel
3,126
Lebanon
665
Other Western Asia
5,459
Other Asia (no country specified) 151
Africa 19,691
Eastern Africa 10,654
Northern Africa
2,840
Western Africa
2,330
Middle and Southern Africa
2,829
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,038
Oceania 2,519
Australia and New Zealand subregion 744
Oceania (no country specified) 1,775
Americas 343,334
Latin America 332,506
Caribbean
28,389

Cuba

22,630

Jamaica

1,218

Other Caribbean

4,541
Central America
289,076

Mexico

230,261

El Salvador

32,093

Other Central America

26,722
South America
15,041

Brazil

3,805

Colombia

3,078

Other South America

8,158
Northern America 10,828
Canada
10,747
Other Northern America
81
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 196,138
1990-1999 143,797
2000-2009 165,384
Since 2010 90,700
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.3%
Born in Asia 32.2%
Born in Europe 6.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 55.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.8%
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 6.5%
Northern Europe 1.3%
United Kingdom 1.1%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 1.6%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.0%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 2.9%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.3%
Other Eastern Europe 2.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 32.2%
Eastern Asia 6.5%
China 3.8%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.1%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 1.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 3.7%
India 1.9%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 20.4%
Philippines 16.5%
Vietnam 1.7%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.2%
Western Asia 1.6%
Israel 0.5%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 0.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 3.3%
Eastern Africa 1.8%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.3%
Americas 57.6%
Latin America 55.8%
Caribbean 4.8%
Cuba 3.8%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.8%
Central America 48.5%
Mexico 38.6%
El Salvador 5.4%
Other Central America 4.5%
South America 2.5%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 1.4%
Northern America 1.8%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.9%
1980-1989 24.1%
1990-1999 27.7%
Since 2000 15.2%
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 9.90%
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 81
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 7.20%
Country #3 6.50%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 596,019
Naturalized citizens 293,206
Noncitizens 302,813
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 293,206
Before 1980 30,336
1980-1989 31,802
1990-1999 63,138
2000-2009 94,227
Since 2010 73,703
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 49.2%
Noncitizens 50.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.3%
1980-1989 10.8%
1990-1999 21.5%
2000-2009 32.1%
Since 2010 25.1%
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) 177,704
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 10,135
% married among women who gave birth
68.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
31.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 529,719
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 27,667
% married among women who gave birth 59.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 40.4%
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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.3
Average family size 3.76
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.53
Average family size 3.19
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 643,517
Only native parent(s)
400,489
One or more foreign-born parents
243,028

Child is native

220,002

Child is foreign born

23,026
Children under age 6 with 210,438
Only native parent(s)
138,413
One or more foreign-born parents
72,025

Child is native

69,008

Child is foreign born

3,017
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 433,079
Only native parent(s)
262,076
One or more foreign-born parents
171,003

Child is native

150,994

Child is foreign born

20,009
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.

267,620
Only native parents 142,420
One or more foreign-born parents 125,200
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 62.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.8%
Child is native 34.2%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 65.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 34.2%
Child is native 32.8%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 60.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 39.5%
Child is native 34.9%
Child is foreign born 4.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 53.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 46.8%
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, 2017 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.