Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 23,929
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 179,000
EITC recipients: 248,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 3,800
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 24,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 24,965
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 306,665
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 66,625
Participants in all Head Start programs: 3,458
Asset poverty rate: 26.2%
Average college graduate debt: $24,164
Unbanked households: 8.9%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 18.6%
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 166,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 29%
Senior poverty rate: 8.5%
Women in poverty: 13.7%
Children in foster care: 4,251
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 16,173
Percent of children in immigrant families: 37%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 38%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 24
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 8.0%
Food insecurity: 12.7%
Minimum Wage: $8.25
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment 85,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 11.2%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 23.3%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 35.3%
Poverty rate: 13.0%
Unemployment rate: 5.2%
High school graduation rate: 71%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 83.5%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 49%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 23.5%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 10%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.14%
Homeless people: 7,833
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 116,000
Percent renters: 45%
Total households: 1,094,613
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents 434
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 627

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