Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 24,980
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 154,000
EITC recipients: 244,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 2,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 20,853
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 23,318
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 301,025
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 70,647
Participants in all Head Start programs: 4,429
Asset poverty rate: 26.2%
Average college graduate debt: $23,220
Unbanked households: 8.9%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 20.5%
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 171,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 30%
Senior poverty rate: 8.7%
Women in poverty: 14.9%
Children in foster care: 4,485
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 41,530
Percent of children in immigrant families: 37%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 39%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 28
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9.0%
Food insecurity: 16.2%
Minimum Wage: $8.25/$7.25
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment 90,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 11.4%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 25.4%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 36.5%
Poverty rate: 13.8%
Unemployment rate: 5.9%
High school graduation rate: 70%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 84.7%
Percent of college students with debt: 47%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 23.6%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.95%
Homeless people: 7,398
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 118,000
Percent renters: 45%
Total households: 1,055,158
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,052
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 19,754

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Nevada policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports