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Reno, Sparks Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010, the total population of Reno, Sparks Area is 425,417. The Reno, Sparks Area population density is 62.51 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 24.42 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Reno, Sparks Area is white, which represent 77.05% of the total population. The average Reno, Sparks Area education level is higher than the state average and is about the same as 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: 425,417. #116

Population Density, #592

Reno, Sparks Area
62.51 per square mile
24.42 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:327,763 (77.05%, #645)
Black:9,854 (2.32%, #577)
Hispanic:93,952 (22.08%, #120)
Asian:21,856 (5.14%, #49)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):9,830 (2.31%, #110)
One Race, Other:40,083 (9.42%, see rank)
Two or More Races:16,031 (3.77%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:73,803 (78.55%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,757 (1.87%, see rank)
Cuban:550 (0.59%, see rank)
Central American:8,524 (9.07%, see rank)
South American:1,768 (1.88%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,536 (11.60%, see rank)
Chinese:3,692 (16.89%, see rank)
Filipino:9,571 (43.79%, see rank)
Japanese:1,273 (5.82%, see rank)
Korean:1,339 (6.13%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,201 (5.50%, see rank)
Asian, Other:1,697 (7.76%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

381,199 (89.48%) out of the total population of 426,020 reported first ancestry.

 Reno, Sparks Area% of the Total PopulationNevadaU.S.
Arab1,3880.33%, see rank0.47%0.53%
Czech1,9020.45%, see rank0.38%0.50%
Danish4,4751.05%, see rank0.71%0.45%
Dutch6,6311.56%, see rank1.20%1.51%
English44,07310.35%, see rank8.29%8.53%
French15,8433.72%, see rank2.93%3.54%
German67,06115.74%, see rank12.58%15.79%
Greek1,7110.40%, see rank0.44%0.42%
Hungarian2,3100.54%, see rank0.52%0.48%
Irish54,95212.90%, see rank9.85%11.36%
Italian30,5407.17%, see rank6.39%5.66%
Norwegian10,2682.41%, see rank1.51%1.46%
Polish8,6102.02%, see rank2.35%3.13%
Portuguese5,1291.20%, see rank0.57%0.46%
Russian3,5770.84%, see rank1.03%0.97%
Scotch-Irish5,5891.31%, see rank0.86%1.07%
Scottish9,8192.30%, see rank1.77%1.81%
Subsaharan African1,3220.31%, see rank0.96%0.93%
Swedish8,1171.91%, see rank1.34%1.34%
Swiss2,1070.49%, see rank0.33%0.31%
Ukrainian8000.19%, see rank0.20%0.31%
American21,6115.07%, see rank4.34%6.72%
Welsh3,5070.82%, see rank0.62%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 214,788 (50.49%, see rank)
Females: 210,629 (49.51%, see rank)

Reno, Sparks Area
Male: 50.49%
Female: 49.51%
Male: 50.49%
Female: 49.51%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Reno, Sparks Area
37.10 years old
36.30 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Reno, Sparks Area
36.40 years old
35.80 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Reno, Sparks Area
37.80 years old
36.90 years old
38.50 years old

 Reno, Sparks Area% of the Total PopulationNevadaU.S.
Under 5 years28,1726.62%, see rank6.94%6.54%
5 to 9 years27,2416.40%, see rank6.78%6.59%
10 to 14 years27,8286.54%, see rank6.78%6.70%
15 to 19 years29,5766.95%, see rank6.76%7.14%
20 to 24 years32,1597.56%, see rank6.57%6.99%
25 to 34 years56,76813.34%, see rank14.34%13.30%
35 to 44 years55,75313.11%, see rank14.18%13.30%
45 to 54 years62,12014.60%, see rank13.94%14.58%
55 to 64 years54,18312.74%, see rank11.68%11.82%
65 to 74 years30,9757.28%, see rank7.32%7.03%
75 to 84 15,0453.54%, see rank3.57%4.23%
85 years and over5,5971.32%, see rank1.12%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Reno, Sparks AreaNevadaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population281,700, 100%1,791,029204,336,017
Less Than High School37,771, 13.41%, see rank15.62%14.28%
High School Graduate69,365, 24.62%, see rank28.72%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree99,215, 35.22%, see rank33.44%28.99%
Bachelor Degree48,057, 17.06%, see rank14.78%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree27,292, 9.69%, see rank7.43%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#13.53, see rank13.1613.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Reno, Sparks Area NevadaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten10,98170.81%29.19%75.09%24.91%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)43,39993.73%, see rank6.27%, see rank93.97%6.03%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)23,78793.06%, see rank6.94%, see rank94.93%5.07%90.52%9.48%
College28,70690.86%, see rank9.14%, see rank83.26%16.74%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School6,08076.00%, see rank24.00%, see rank67.59%32.41%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Reno, Sparks AreaNevadaU.S.
Total Households165,187, 100%1,006,250116,716,292
Average Household Size2.54, see rank2.652.58
1 Person Households44,922, 27.19%, see rank25.68%26.74%
2 or More Person Households120,265, 72.81%, see rank74.32%73.26%
Family Households (Families)103,909, 62.90%, see rank65.25%66.43%
Average Family Size3.11, see rank3.203.14
Married-Couple Family75,427, 45.66%, see rank45.96%48.42%
Nonfamily Households61,278, 37.10%, see rank34.75%33.57%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Reno, Sparks Area%NevadaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total343,097see rank2,151,497248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over172,296100%, see rank1,082,392120,789,875
Never Married59,23934.38%, see rank34.94%35.08%
Married87,03950.52%, see rank49.92%52.93%
Widowed3,6712.13%, see rank2.38%2.53%
Divorced22,34712.97%, see rank12.76%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over170,801100%, see rank1,069,105127,252,362
Never Married44,62326.13%, see rank27.26%28.74%
Married86,52550.66%, see rank49.82%49.95%
Widowed13,0577.64%, see rank7.83%9.34%
Divorced26,59615.57%, see rank15.09%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Reno, Sparks Area%NevadaU.S.
Native362,26585.03%, see rank80.81%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence127,76929.99%, see rank24.30%58.71%
Born in Different State228,69653.68%, see rank54.85%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5,8001.36%, see rank1.66%1.38%
Foreign Born63,75514.97%, see rank19.19%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship26,4096.20%, see rank7.90%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship37,3468.77%, see rank11.29%7.16%
Born In Europe5,5761.31%, see rank1.60%1.56%
Born In Asia16,3223.83%, see rank5.49%3.67%
Born In Africa8820.21%, see rank0.51%0.51%
Born In Oceania8140.19%, see rank0.13%0.07%
Born In Latin America38,5049.04%, see rank11.10%6.79%
Born In Northern America1,6570.39%, see rank0.36%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Reno, Sparks Area%NevadaU.S.
English128,43378.44%, see rank71.49%79.64%
Spanish22,95714.02%, see rank17.60%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages5,0803.10%, see rank3.63%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages6,3393.87%, see rank6.19%3.24%
Other9220.56%, see rank1.09%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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