Pahrump, NV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
51,698
3.2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
52.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
1.78% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,602
1.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$235,500
19.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pahrump, NV had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 52.9 and a median household income of $53,602. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pahrump, NV grew from 50,096 to 51,698, a 3.2% increase and its median household income grew from $52,570 to $53,602, a 1.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pahrump, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.3%), Other (Hispanic) (6.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.72%), White (Hispanic) (6.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.12%).

None of the households in Pahrump, NV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Pahrump, NV are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pahrump, NV was $235,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Pahrump, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pahrump, NV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pahrump, NV is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.74% of Pahrump, NV residents were born outside of the country (4k people).

In 2022, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.8k people) in Pahrump, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Other (Hispanic) and 3.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Pahrump, NV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pahrump, NV was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pahrump, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.8k ± 531
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 725
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 675
16.2%
Hispanic Population
8.36k people

In 2022, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.8k people) in Pahrump, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Other (Hispanic) and 3.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.2% of the people in Pahrump, NV are hispanic (8.36k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pahrump, NV as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4k people
8.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.21k people

As of 2022, 7.74% of Pahrump, NV residents (4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pahrump, NV was 8.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,253 ± 400
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    856 ± 288
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    832 ± 214

Pahrump, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pahrump, NV employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Pahrump, NV are Retail Trade (2,156 people), Construction (1,622 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,365 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,285), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,029), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,059).

Occupations

16.8k
2022 Value
± 1,224
2.54%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pahrump, NV grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 16.4k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pahrump, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,121 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,649 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,648 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pahrump, NV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.8k
2022 Value
± 1,224
2.54%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pahrump, NV grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 16.4k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pahrump, NV, are Retail Trade (2,156 people), Construction (1,622 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,365 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pahrump, NV, though some of these residents may live in Pahrump, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,012
Median earning men ± $6,037
$33,953
Median earning women ± $2,073

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,618), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,491), and Information ($72,031).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,088), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,341), and Public Administration ($56,855).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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5.19%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.53M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 5.19% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 21.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 223
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 163
    Retail Trade
  3. 138
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nevada went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.05%).

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.34% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.43% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (710k), Some college (606k), and Bachelors Degree (392k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pahrump, NV was $235,500 in 2022, which is 0.835 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $197,700 to $235,500, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Pahrump, NV is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pahrump, NV have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pahrump, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pahrump, NV is $53,602. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pahrump, NV was Lander County, NV with a value of $92,388, followed by Elko County, NV and Storey County, NV, with respective values of $87,755 and $86,932.

Property

$235,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,140
$16,407
Median Property Taxes
±$1,062

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pahrump, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pahrump, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Pahrump, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Pahrump, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pahrump, NV was Lander County, NV with a value of $92,388, followed by Elko County, NV and Storey County, NV, with respective values of $87,755 and $86,932.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pahrump, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,602
Median Household Income
± $2,914
21.8k
Number of Households
± 1,369

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.8k households in Pahrump, NV grew to $53,602 from the previous year's value of $52,570.

The following chart displays the households in Pahrump, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pahrump, NV is from Nevada.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2022, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.98%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Pahrump, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (7.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pahrump, NV have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.17% of the workforce in Pahrump, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pahrump, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pahrump, NV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pahrump, NV (7.75k out of 50.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pahrump, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Pahrump, NV has health coverage, with 29.2% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 22.3% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 4.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nevada see 1706 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.35% decrease from the previous year (1712 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 422 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,706 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nevada

Primary care physicians in Nevada see an average of 1,706 patients per year. This represents a 0.35% decrease from the previous year (1,712 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nevada in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.5% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.88%
Uninsured
29.2%
Employer Coverage
20.6%
Medicaid
22.3%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
4.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pahrump, NV declined by 18% from 10.8% to 8.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pahrump, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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