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The Nevada State Data Center (SDC) program was established in 1982 as a service of the Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records. The SDC provides training and technical assistance in accessing and using Census data for the planning, decision-making, administration and research needs of Nevada's state and local governments, businesses, researchers and others.

The SDC serves as the coordinating agency for 21 state affiliates. This network consists of state and local government agencies who produce primary data on the Nevada economy, regional and local organizations, libraries and universities.

The SDC is a cooperative effort with the  US Census Bureau.

About the 2020 Census

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America counts its population each decade. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. The data collected determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute federal funds to local communities.

The 2020 Census will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond.

Currently the Census Bureau is conducting research in four areas that focus on the major cost drivers of the decennial census:

  • Use the Internet to increase self-response.
  • Use existing government data sources to answer census questions and reduce follow-up workload.
  • Automate operations to increase productivity and reduce staff and offices.
  • Use existing maps and address to reflect changes rather than walking every block in every neighborhood in America.

The decennial census is the largest mobilization and operation conducted in the United States and requires years of research, planning and development of methods and infrastructure to ensure an accurate and complete count. 

Some important additional information about the census can be found below:

FAQs 

  • What is the Census? The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that this occur every 10 years.
  • Why a Census? The information the census collects helps determine how more than $675 billion of federal funding each year are spent on infrastructure, programs and services.
  • The 2020 Census Residence Criteria The Census Bureau has provided guidance on how to interpret the usual residence concept to determine where to count people in the 2020 Census.
  • Redistricting DataOnce a decade, we give each state the data required to redistrict their seats in congress based on population shifts and the number of seats they have.
  • History of the CensusThomas Jefferson led the first census in 1790. It had six questions: name of head of family and the number of persons in each household in five categories.
  • OverviewPlanning and management information specific to the 2020 Census - timelines, cost savings, program briefings, and the 2020 Census infographic
US Census Bureau
  • Current population estimatesPopulation estimates for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and total housing units are available for Vintage 2017 (July 1, 2017) and historic vintages.

Nevada State Demographer

US Census Bureau

  • Hispanic Origin - provides brief explanations of how Hispanic Origin is used at the Census and links to major data tables
  • U.S. Census Bureau guidance on the presentation and comparison of race and Hispanic origin data - Traditional and current data collection and classification treat race and Hispanic origin as two separate and distinct concepts in accordance with guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This document provides U.S. Census Bureau guidance to the user community on how to handle the interpretation of race and Hispanic origin data.
  • Historical census statistics on population totals by race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic origin, 1970 to 1990, for the United States, regions, divisions, and states / by Campbell Gibson and Kay Jung, US Census Bureau, Population Division Working Paper No. 56, 2002
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulations - The Census Bureau produces the EEO Tabulations for Federal agencies responsible for monitoring employment practices and enforcing civil rights laws in the workforce, and for all employers so they can measure their compliance with the laws.
  • The EEO Tabulation 2006-2010 (5-year ACS data) serves as the primary external benchmark for conducting comparisons between the racial, ethnic, and sex composition of each employer's workforce to its available labor market. provide data about the labor force by sex, race and ethnicity (Hispanic origin) by detailed occupations, EEO Occupational Groups, EEO-1 Job Categories, Federal Sector Job Groups, State and Local Government Job Groups, educational attainment, younger and older age groups, earnings, industry, citizenship, and unemployment status by residence geography, worksite geography, and commuter flows. These are also used by organizations to develop and update their affirmative action plans.

Special 2000 Census EEO Tabulation - Nevada data

These charts show Hispanic workers as a percentage in Nevada counties total workforce for selected job categories. Mona Reno, SDC Librarian, compiled these charts from the Special 2000 Census EEO Tabulation.
 

Nevada Territory and State Historic Censuses (1860-75)

Nevada Territory Censuses (1861-1864, digital images of the Territorial surveys authorized by the territorial governor on the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Digital Collections site).

Please note that no names are listed in the following 1861 -1864 Territorial and 1875 State censuses documents.  For family history research, please use the census microfilm and name indexes located at the Nevada State Library.

Selected Federal Historic Censuses

Other Historic Censuses Resources

 

Nevada Department of Transportation

Nevada State Demographer

US Census Bureau

Native American Census Rolls

  • Indian Census Rolls 1885-1940, National Archives and Records (NARA) Series M595 microfilm available at the Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records
  • National Archives and Records (NARA) microfilm (1853-1940) - document lists Indian Census rolls, letters sent and received by the Office of Indian Affairs - Nevada Superintendency, records of the Nevada and Utah Superintendency of Indian Affairs, and Superintendents' annual narrative and statistical reports from field jurisdictions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs available at the Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records.
  • National Archives & Records (NARA) - The American Indian Records in the National Archives website contains Native American records and information available at NARA
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) records - Microfilm rolls available at National Archives & Records (NARA) - the BIA gathered, collected, and/or created census rolls involving Native Americans to identify members of various tribes and bands, including Freedmen.  These rolls were created as a result of allotments, legislation, removals, treaties, and other activities. Since the purpose of the rolls vary; the information collected also varies.  Information on the Baker, Dawes, Guion-Miller, Kern-Clifton, Roblin and Wallace rolls is available.
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The Nevada State Demographer is responsible for conducting annual population estimates and projections for Nevada’s counties, cities, and unincorporated towns. The State Demographer estimates Nevada’s county populations by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin and produces population projections and produces the Governor's certified population estimates and projections for the State of Nevada.

Population estimate reports include:

Population projection reports include:

  • US Census Bureau -- The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
  • American FactFinder (AFF) -- An interactive tool for searching census data.
  • data.census.gov -- Beta test the platform replacing American FactFinder.
  • Quick Facts -- Provides statistics for all states and counties and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
  • U.S. Statistical Abstract -- The abstract served as a guide to sources of data from the Census Bureau and other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Census Bureau ended the data collection for the Statistical Compendia program on October 1, 2011.  Historic abstract information is available.
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Nevada Census Places map
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From Nevada: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts. 2010 Census of Population and Housing, issued August 2012, CPH-2-30. 

Selected Nevada Resources

Selected Federal Resources 

Selected 2010 Census – Nevada demographic data

Selected 2010 Census - Nevada population and housing data

NOTE: Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives by Tribe (CPH-3) was canceled by the Census Bureau.  Please see the note on the 2010 Guidance for Data Users page.

Selected Nevada Resources

Selected Nevada Resources

  • Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation - Nevada Workforce Informer -- Current and historical workforce information including income and employment and related economic indicators, along with data analysis capabilities, articles, and publications. Related economic indicators are included on the site to ensure that the public has easy access to information necessary to have a more complete picture of the Nevada economy and labor market.

Selected Federal Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Fiscal Year income limits reports - HUD's fiscal year reports include income limits, median family income, state income limits and median family incomes, and Section 8 income limits and median family incomes. Historic reports for FY1990 - FY2017 are available.
  • Nevada Section 8 income limits - Fiscal Year 2018 table

Selected Nevada Resources

Selected Nevada Resources

Selected Federal Resources

The US Census Bureau produces health insurance data from three surveys and one model-based program. The programs differ in length and detail of the survey questionnaire, the number of households interviewed, the methodology used to collect and process the data, and consequently, in the health insurance estimates produced.

Terms:

  • CPS ASEC: The Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey
  • ACS: The American Community Survey
  • SAHIE: The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Program
  • SIPP: The Survey of Income and Program Participation

 

Nevada State Demographer

US Census Bureau

  • Hispanic Origin - provides brief explanations of how Hispanic Origin is used at the Census and links to major data tables
  • U.S. Census Bureau guidance on the presentation and comparison of race and Hispanic origin data - Traditional and current data collection and classification treat race and Hispanic origin as two separate and distinct concepts in accordance with guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This document provides U.S. Census Bureau guidance to the user community on how to handle the interpretation of race and Hispanic origin data.
  • Historical census statistics on population totals by race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic origin, 1970 to 1990, for the United States, regions, divisions, and states / by Campbell Gibson and Kay Jung, US Census Bureau, Population Division Working Paper No. 56, 2002
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulations - The Census Bureau produces the EEO Tabulations for Federal agencies responsible for monitoring employment practices and enforcing civil rights laws in the workforce, and for all employers so they can measure their compliance with the laws. The EEO Tabulation 2006-2010 (5-year ACS data) serves as the primary external benchmark for conducting comparisons between the racial, ethnic, and sex composition of each employer's workforce to its available labor market. provide data about the labor force by sex, race and ethnicity (Hispanic origin) crosstabulated by detailed occupations, EEO Occupational Groups, EEO-1 Job Categories, Federal Sector Job Groups, State and Local Government Job Groups, educational attainment, younger and older age groups, earnings, industry, citizenship, and unemployment status by residence geography, worksite geography, and commuter flows. These are also used by organizations to develop and update their affirmative action plans.

Special 2000 Census EEO Tabulation - Nevada data

These charts show Hispanic workers as a percentage in Nevada counties total workforce for selected job categories. Mona Reno, SDC Librarian, compiled these charts from the Special 2000 Census EEO Tabulation.
 

Nevada Department of Transportation

Nevada State Demographer

US Census Bureau

Native American Census Rolls

  • Indian Census Rolls 1885-1940 -  National Archives and Records (NARA) Series M595 microfilm available at the Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records
  • National Archives and Records (NARA) microfilm (1853-1940) - document lists Indian Census rolls, letters sent and received by the Office of Indian Affairs - Nevada Superintendency, records of the Nevada and Utah Superintendency of Indian Affairs, and Superintendents' annual narrative and statistical reports from field jurisdictions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs available at the Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records
  • National Archives & Records (NARA- The American Indian Records in the National Archives website contains Native American records and information available at NARA
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) records - Microfilm rolls available at National Archives & Records (NARA) - the BIA gathered, collected, and/or created census rolls involving Native Americans to identify members of various tribes and bands, including Freedmen.  These rolls were created as a result of allotments, legislation, removals, treaties, and other activities. Since the purpose of the rolls vary; the information collected also varies.  Information on the Baker, Dawes, Guion-Miller, Kern-Clifton, Roblin and Wallace rolls is available.

Selected Nevada Resources

  • Nevada transportation facts and figures (NDOT Fact Book) - reports to provide the Legislature and the public historical and current statistical information describing the department's operations and factors that drive Nevada's multimodal transportation programs. Reports are available for years 1999 - 2017.
  • Nevada State boundary approximate geodetic dimensions (map) - undated Nevada Department of Transportation map that shows the total distance of Nevada's state boundary lines, distance for each segment, and the longest distance across the state from north to south and east to west.
  • Nevada Statistics - 2016 (map) - Nevada Department of Transportation map shows mileage between cities, county areas and populations, and the highest and lowest elevation in the state. 

Selected Federal Resources

Selected Nevada Resources

Selected Federal Resources

Selected State Resources

  • Public lands in the State of Nevada - This 2001 report from the University of Nevada's Cooperative Extension Office shows federal land ownership in Nevada as of 1999.  Tables in the report compare Nevada's public land acreage to surrounding western states and split out the acreage by county.
  • Indian Reservations and Colonies in Nevada - 2017 (map) -- This map shows locations of Nevada's Native American Reservations and Colonies and lists tribal contacts and agencies.
  • Nevada State boundary approximate geodetic dimensions (map) - This undated Nevada Department of Transportation map shows the total distance of Nevada's state boundary lines, distance for each segment, and the longest distance across the state from north to south and east to west.
  • Nevada Statistics - 2016 (map) - Nevada Department of Transportation map shows mileage between cities, county areas and populations, and the highest and lowest elevation in the state.

Selected Federal Resources

  • Federal land ownership overview and data (all states) - report from the Congressional Research Service shows federal land ownership for all states by total acreage and by Federal Land Management Agency responsibility as of 2017. 
    • Table 1. Federal Land by State, 2015
    • Table 2. Federal Acreage in Each State by Agency, 2015
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2016 Public land statistics (all states) - The BLM publishes the Public Land Statistics report annually providing information on multiple-use land management activities
  • 2010 Census - Census block maps - The 2010 Census Block Map Series, also referred to as the Geographic Unit (GU) Block Maps, was produced to support the 2010 Decennial Census data release. These maps display tabulation geography down to the Census Block level.
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Nevada Census Data

U.S. Census Data

  • American Community Survey (ACS) - Data tables include comparison and selected population profiles, and subject, detailed ranking, and geographic comparison tables.
  • American FactFinder (AFF) -Access data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data comes from several censuses and surveys. For more information see Using FactFinder and What We Provide.
  • data.census.gov - Beta test the platform replacing American FactFinder.
  • Tipsheets - Bi-weekly information on upcoming and recently released multimedia, publications, data, products, and reports.
     

Annual Updates

Monthly and Quarterly Updates

Nevada State Data Center, Lead Agency

Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89710

Betts Markle
bmarkle@admin.nv.gov
p: (775) 684-3303 | f: (775) 684-3330

Joy Holt
jholt@admin.nv.gov
p: (775) 684-3366 | f: (775) 684-3330

 

Legislative Council Bureau (LCB) Research Library

401 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701-4747
Teresa Wilt
library@lcb.state.nv.us
p: (775) 684-6827 | f: (775) 684-6420

 

Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

Research and Analysis Bureau
500 E. 3rd St.
Carson City, NV 89713
Christopher Robison

c-robison@nvdetr.org
p: (775) 684-0372 | f: (775) 684-0342

 

Nevada Department of Transportation

1263 South Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Tim Mueller

tmueller@dot.state.nv.us
p: (775) 888-7351 | f: (775) 888-7207

 

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

4126 Technology Way, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89706   
Kyra Morgan 

kmorgan@health.nv.gov
p: (775) 684-4161 | f: (775) 684-5999

 

Nevada State Welfare Division

1470 E College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703

Steve Fisher
shfisher@dwss.nv.gov​
p: (775) 684-0648 | f: (775) 883-0722

 

Northern Nevada Development Authority

704 W. Nye Lane, Suite 20
Carson City, NV  89703

Lynn O'Mara, Director of Communications
lomara@nnda.org
p: (775) 624-3963 | f: (775) 883-0494

 

Western Nevada Development District

1000 N Division St, Ste 102 C
Carson City, NV 89703

Sheryl Gonzales
sgonzales@WNDD.org
p: (775) 473-6753 | f: (775) 883-0722

City of Henderson Community Development & Services

240 Water St.
P.O. Box 95050
Henderson, NV 89009-5050
Andrew Powell

andrew.powell@cityofhenderson.com
p: (702) 267-1555 | f: (702) 267-1501

City of Las Vegas Department of Planning

Department of Planning
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Richard Wassmuth
rwassmuth@lasvegasnevada.gov
p: (702) 229-2080 | f: (702) 384-1397

Clark County Comprehensive Planning

500 S. Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1741
Mario Bermudez 

mbz@ClarkCountyNV.gov
p: (702) 455-3129 | f: (702) 385-9952

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Las Vegas Library
833 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas NV 89101

Matt McNally
mcnallym@lvccld.org​
p: (702) 507-3521 | f: (702) 507-3540

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Center for Business and Economic Research

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Stephen Miller
stephen.miller@unlv.edu
p: (702) 895-3191 | f: (702) 895-3606

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Lied Library, Government Information

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7014 

Rosan Mitola
rosan.mitola@unlv.edu
p: (702) 895-2160 | f: (702) 895-2287

North Las Vegas Advanced Planning

2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Sharianne Dotson

dotsons@cityofnorthlasvegas.com​
p: (702) 633-1537 | f: (702) 649-6091

Nevada State Demographer

Nevada Department of Taxation
Jeff Hardcastle

jhardcastle@tax.state.nv.us
Reno Office: 4600 Kietzke Lane, Building L Suite 235 Reno, NV 89502
o: (775) 687-9961 | p: (775) 687-9999 | f: (775) 688-1303
Carson Office: 1550 College Parkway, Suite115 Carson City, NV 89706
p: (775) 684-2000 | f: (775) 684-2020

Regional Transportation Commission

1105 Terminal Way, Suite 200
Reno, NV 89502
Amy Cummings
acummings@rtcwashoe.com
p: (775) 335-1825 | f: (775) 348-0450

University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

1664 N. Virginia Street / MS 032
Reno, NV 89557 

Teresa Schultz
tschultz@unr.edu
p : (775) 682-5510

Washoe County Community Services Department

Planning & Development Division
1001 E. 9th St.
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520
Chad Giesinger, AICP

cgiesinger@washoecounty.us
p: (775) 328-3626 | f: (775) 328-6113 

Washoe County Library 

P. O. Box 2151
Reno, NV 89505-2151
Joan Dalusung

jdalusung@washoecounty.us
p: (775) 327-8312 | f: (775) 327-8390

City of Sparks Community Services - Planning and Zoning

431 Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Jim Rundle

jrundle@cityofsparks.us
p: (775) 353-7827 | f: (775) 353-1608

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Training Provided by Nevada's Data Dissemination Specialist

Eric Coyle is the Census Bureau's data dissemination specialist for Nevada. He is available for workshop opportunities, webinars, one-on-one in-depth trainings, and other Census needs. For more information email Eric or visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Training Provided by the Census Bureau

Webinars, video tutorials and classroom training opportunities are available from the Census Bureau. Discover how to find and use census data to: inform your business planning; support grant proposals and research projects; plan for local schools and hospitals, and more. The Census Bureau can meet your economic and demographic data needs.

There are four principle ways to learn about census data:

  • Webinars: Live or recorded. No registration is needed. 
  • Workshops: network of data dissemination specialists (DDS) provide workshop trainings throughout the nation – these normally require advance registration. As an alternative to a workshop, the data dissemination specialists can schedule an individual webinar on specific topics. 
  • Video Tutorials: Recorded tutorials.  No registration is needed. 
  • YouTube videos: Recorded trainings. No registration is needed.

2010 Census Nevada Profile map
2010 Nevada Census Profile from the US Department of Commerce
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Questions?
Contact
 Betts Markle

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