Washoe County, Nevada

Washoe County ranching, Nevada
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Washoe County is in northwestern Nevada with California to the west and Oregon to the north. Washoe County was named for the Washoe Indians who originally inhabited the area. Washoe County contains 6,342 square miles of land and 209 square miles of water. The county seat is Reno.

Washoe County, Nevada
Along the Mt. Rose Highway
Fast Facts about Washoe County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 73.0%
Hispanic: 16.6%
African-American: 2.1%
Native American: 2.7%
Other: 7.7%
Two or More Races: 3.3%
Filipino: 1.8%
Chinese: 0.8%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 81%
Government Sector: 13%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 6%
Population Density: 65 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Washoe County: 88.5
2009 Estimates:
Population: 414,820
Males: 210,314
Females: 204,506
Median Resident Age: 35.6 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $52,830
Estimated Median Home Value: $246,100
Major Industries:
Entertainment & Recreation, Construction, Health Care, Educational Services, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Waste Management Services logo
Washoe County photos courtesy of Ron Nichols, USDA NRCS
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