Nevada Population by Race & Ethnicity

Racial distribution of Nevada population: 58.83% are White, 9.30% are Black or African American, 1.24% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 8.34% are Asian, 0.71% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 11.28% are some other race and 10.31% are multiracial.
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Updated Aug 31, 2023

Nevada population by race

The table below shows Nevada's population by race.

Race Population % of Total Population
White 1,799,601 58.83%
Black or African American 284,412 9.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native 37,850 1.24%
Asian 255,094 8.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 21,810 0.71%
Some other race 345,215 11.28%
Two or more races (multiracial) 315,256 10.31%
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Nevada population by race

Of the 5 race categories (excluding ethnicity) identified by the Census Bureau, namely American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and White; Nevada has a population in all of the race categories.

This confirms that Nevada's population has become increasingly diverse.

The percent distribution of Nevada population by race (across all racial categories recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau): 58.83% are White, 9.30% are Black or African American, 1.24% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 8.34% are Asian, 0.71% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 11.28% are some other race and 10.31% are multiracial.

The bar chart shows Nevada population by race, in percentage. The numbers shown are based on the American Community Survey respondents self identified race. The Hispanic and Latino population is spread across the races identified and not as a separate race category.
Nevada population by race. The largest racial group in Nevada is White with a population of 1.80 million (58.83% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Nevada's racial breakdown clearly shows that there is an absolute majority (i.e. more than 50% of the population belong to one particular race) of White population in the state.

As per the latest data estimates from American Community Survey's 5-year estimates:

1. The largest racial group in Nevada is White with a population of 1.80 million (58.83% of the total population).

2. The multiracial population, i.e. population that identify themselves with two or more races, is 315,256 (10.31% of the total population).

Racial / Ethnic makeup of Nevada

By ethnicity, 897,415 (29.33% of the total population) is Hispanic or Latino (of any race), and 2.16 million (70.67% of the total population) is Non-Hispanic.

The pie chart shows racial / ethnic makeup of  Nevada. The numbers shown are based on the American Community Survey respondents self identified race and ethnicity. The Hispanic or Latino population is excluded from the other identified racial categories and shown as one single group as Hispanic or Latino population.
Racial / Ethnic makeup of Nevada. By ethnicity, 897,415 (29.33% of the total population) is Hispanic or Latino (of any race) and 2.16 million (70.67% of the total population) is Non-Hispanic. Please note that all Hispanic or Latino population are shown as one single group and the other racial categories are Non-Hispanic population percentages. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Of the Non-Hispanic population in Nevada, the largest racial group is White alone with a population of 1.44 million (66.74% of the total Non-Hispanic population).

Nevada Non-Hispanic population by race

The distribution of the Non-Hispanic population across various race categories

Race Population % of Total Non-Hispanic Population
White alone 1,442,883 66.74%
Black or African American alone 273,070 12.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 23,229 1.07%
Asian alone 249,400 11.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 19,821 0.92%
Some other race alone 13,613 0.63%
Two or more races (multiracial) 139,807 6.47%
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Among the Hispanic population in Nevada, regardless of the race, the largest group is of Mexican origin, with a population of 670,146 (74.68% of the total Hispanic population).

Nevada Hispanic or Latino population

The distribution of the Hispanic or Latino population by their ancestries

Origin Population % of Total Hispanic Population
Mexican 670,146 74.68%
Puerto Rican 29,605 3.30%
Cuban 34,862 3.88%
Other Hispanic or Latino 162,802 18.14%
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Things to know

What percentage of Nevada is Hispanic?

As per the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey estimates, 29.33% of Nevada population is Hispanic.

Among the Hispanic population in Nevada, regardless of the race, the largest group is of Mexican origin, with a population of 670,146 (74.68% of the total Hispanic population).

How many Black people does Nevada have?

Nevada has 284,412 Black or African American population as per the estimates from the latest American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. Overall 9.30% of the total population (excluding multiracial) in Nevada is Black.

What is the largest minority group in Nevada?

With 29.33% of the total population, Hispanic and Latino Americans are the largest ethnic minority in Nevada.

That being said, with a 9.30% of the total population, Black or African Americans are the largest racial minority in Nevada.

What is the majority race in Nevada?

With a population of 1.80 million (58.83% of the total population), Whites are the largest racial majority in Nevada.

Black or African Americans are second largest race in Nevada, with 9.30% of the total population.

References

Datasets

Explore datasets by year of publication.
2023
Nevada Population Breakdown by Race
Last updated August 18, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the population of Nevada by race. It includes the population of Nevada across racial categories (excluding ethnicity) as identified by the Census Bureau. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Nevada across relevant racial categories.

Key observations

The percent distribution of Nevada population by race (across all racial categories recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau): 58.83% are white, 9.30% are Black or African American, 1.24% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 8.34% are Asian, 0.71% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 11.28% are some other race and 10.31% are multiracial.

Nevada population by race

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Racial categories include:

  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Some other race
  • Two or more races (multiracial)

Variables / Data Columns

  • Race: This column displays the racial categories (excluding ethnicity) for the Nevada
  • Population: The population of the racial category (excluding ethnicity) in the Nevada is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each race as a proportion of Nevada total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Nevada Population by Race & Ethnicity. You can refer the same here

Nevada Non-Hispanic Population Breakdown by Race
Last updated August 18, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Non-Hispanic population of Nevada by race. It includes the distribution of the Non-Hispanic population of Nevada across various race categories as identified by the Census Bureau. The dataset can be utilized to understand the Non-Hispanic population distribution of Nevada across relevant racial categories.

Key observations

Of the Non-Hispanic population in Nevada, the largest racial group is White alone with a population of 1.44 million (66.74% of the total Non-Hispanic population).

Nevada Non-Hispanic population by race

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Racial categories include:

  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Some other race
  • Two or more races (multiracial)

Variables / Data Columns

  • Race: This column displays the racial categories (for Non-Hispanic) for the Nevada
  • Population: The population of the racial category (for Non-Hispanic) in the Nevada is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each race as a proportion of Nevada total Non-Hispanic population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Nevada Population by Race & Ethnicity. You can refer the same here

Nevada Hispanic or Latino Population Distribution by Their Ancestries
Last updated August 18, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Nevada Hispanic or Latino population. It includes the distribution of the Hispanic or Latino population, of Nevada, by their ancestries, as identified by the Census Bureau. The dataset can be utilized to understand the origin of the Hispanic or Latino population of Nevada.

Key observations

Among the Hispanic population in Nevada, regardless of the race, the largest group is of Mexican origin, with a population of 670,146 (74.68% of the total Hispanic population).

Nevada Non-Hispanic population by race

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Origin for Hispanic or Latino population include:

  • Mexican
  • Black or African American
  • Puerto Rican
  • Cuban
  • Other Hispanic or Latino

Variables / Data Columns

  • Origin: This column displays the origin for Hispanic or Latino population for the Nevada
  • Population: The population of the specific origin for Hispanic or Latino population in the Nevada is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Hispanic Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each Hispanic origin as a proportion of Nevada total Hispanic or Latino population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Nevada Population by Race & Ethnicity. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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