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Elko Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Elko Area is 52,752. The Elko Area population density is 2.47 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 24.98 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Elko Area is white, which represent 88.17% of the total population. The average Elko Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 52,752. #552

Population Density, #866

Elko Area
2.47 per square mile
24.98 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:46,513 (88.17%, #402)
Black:637 (1.21%, #662)
Hispanic:12,111 (22.96%, #115)
Asian:500 (0.95%, #449)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,785 (5.28%, #46)
One Race, Other:1,427 (2.71%, see rank)
Two or More Races:890 (1.69%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:10,965 (90.54%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:171 (1.41%, see rank)
Cuban:46 (0.38%, see rank)
Central American:113 (0.93%, see rank)
South American:227 (1.87%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

49,216 (93.30%) out of the total population of 52,752 reported first ancestry.

 Elko Area% of the Total PopulationNevadaU.S.
Arab1240.24%, see rank0.51%0.56%
Czech690.13%, see rank0.34%0.47%
Danish8961.70%, see rank0.68%0.42%
Dutch7261.38%, see rank1.16%1.40%
English5,0319.54%, see rank7.34%8.02%
French1,1062.10%, see rank2.76%3.34%
German7,00713.28%, see rank11.96%15.03%
Greek2330.44%, see rank0.43%0.41%
Hungarian1330.25%, see rank0.45%0.46%
Irish4,7108.93%, see rank9.34%10.80%
Italian2,4424.63%, see rank6.17%5.52%
Norwegian9761.85%, see rank1.42%1.42%
Polish4910.93%, see rank2.22%3.01%
Portuguese2910.55%, see rank0.58%0.44%
Russian1280.24%, see rank0.98%0.92%
Scotch-Irish6871.30%, see rank0.79%0.99%
Scottish1,0191.93%, see rank1.63%1.72%
Subsaharan African1630.31%, see rank0.87%0.95%
Swedish9171.74%, see rank1.23%1.27%
Swiss1340.25%, see rank0.31%0.30%
Ukrainian640.12%, see rank0.19%0.31%
American11,31121.44%, see rank4.74%7.12%
Welsh4700.89%, see rank0.60%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 27,543 (52.21%, see rank)
Females: 25,209 (47.79%, see rank)

Elko Area
Male: 52.21%
Female: 47.79%
Male: 50.37%
Female: 49.63%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Elko Area
33.60 years old
36.90 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Elko Area
33.40 years old
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Elko Area
34.10 years old
37.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Elko Area% of the Total PopulationNevadaU.S.
Under 5 years4,0377.65%, see rank6.54%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,8497.30%, see rank6.79%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,4698.47%, see rank6.58%6.59%
15 to 19 years4,0227.62%, see rank6.43%6.85%
20 to 24 years3,5996.82%, see rank6.74%7.13%
25 to 34 years7,39914.03%, see rank14.27%13.47%
35 to 44 years6,81312.92%, see rank13.80%12.96%
45 to 54 years7,66514.53%, see rank13.73%14.09%
55 to 64 years6,18611.73%, see rank12.00%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,0815.84%, see rank8.09%7.64%
75 to 84 1,2152.30%, see rank3.76%4.25%
85 years and over4170.79%, see rank1.27%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Elko AreaNevadaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population32,776, 100%1,847,920209,056,129
Less Than High School5,441, 16.60%, see rank15.15%13.67%
High School Graduate9,206, 28.09%, see rank28.65%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree12,324, 37.60%, see rank33.67%29.09%
Bachelor Degree3,965, 12.10%, see rank14.87%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,840, 5.61%, see rank7.67%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.96, see rank13.2013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Elko Area NevadaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,24882.85%17.15%75.12%24.88%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)6,75393.91%, see rank6.09%, see rank93.44%6.56%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,73796.12%, see rank3.88%, see rank95.00%5.00%90.60%9.40%
College2,06389.72%, see rank10.28%, see rank84.14%15.86%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School23573.19%, see rank26.81%, see rank66.80%33.20%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Elko AreaNevadaU.S.
Total Households18,356, 100%1,005,958116,211,092
Average Household Size2.83, see rank2.712.63
1 Person Households3,947, 21.50%, see rank27.74%27.57%
2 or More Person Households14,409, 78.50%, see rank72.26%72.43%
Family Households (Families)13,201, 71.92%, see rank64.47%66.22%
Average Family Size3.44, see rank3.463.32
Married-Couple Family10,647, 58.00%, see rank45.26%48.42%
Nonfamily Households5,155, 28.08%, see rank35.53%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Elko Area%NevadaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total40,397see rank2,211,697252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over21,119100%, see rank1,109,661123,281,364
Never Married6,32629.95%, see rank35.60%35.77%
Married11,96956.67%, see rank48.92%52.04%
Widowed4712.23%, see rank2.52%2.57%
Divorced2,35311.14%, see rank12.97%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over19,278100%, see rank1,102,036129,692,771
Never Married4,10021.27%, see rank28.43%29.48%
Married11,83461.39%, see rank48.72%49.19%
Widowed9935.15%, see rank7.94%9.16%
Divorced2,35112.20%, see rank14.90%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Elko Area%NevadaU.S.
Native48,10891.20%, see rank80.92%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence17,24632.69%, see rank25.15%58.73%
Born in Different State30,40157.63%, see rank54.06%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4610.87%, see rank1.70%1.42%
Foreign Born4,6448.80%, see rank19.08%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,4952.83%, see rank8.46%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3,1495.97%, see rank10.63%7.09%
Born In Europe2010.38%, see rank1.50%1.53%
Born In Asia4960.94%, see rank5.68%3.82%
Born In Africa1250.24%, see rank0.49%0.55%
Born In Oceania150.03%, see rank0.11%0.07%
Born In Latin America3,7207.05%, see rank10.96%6.83%
Born In Northern America870.16%, see rank0.35%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Elko Area%NevadaU.S.
English15,66485.33%, see rank70.72%79.39%
Spanish2,24812.25%, see rank18.11%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1570.86%, see rank3.66%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1630.89%, see rank6.45%3.36%
Other1240.68%, see rank1.07%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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