Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 27,787
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 154,000
EITC recipients: 245,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 2,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 23,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 22,981
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 290,383
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 76,218
Participants in all Head Start programs: 4,429
Asset poverty rate: 42.8%
Average college graduate debt: $20,568
Unbanked households: 7.9%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 21.7%
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: 12%
Women in poverty: 17.0%
Children in foster care: 4,775
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 47,729
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: 29
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6.6%
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: 13%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 25.1%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 36.5%
Poverty rate: 14.7%
Unemployment rate: 7.1%
High school graduation rate: 71%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 84.7%
Percent of college students with debt: 46%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 23.1%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Home foreclosure rate: 2.73%
Homeless people: 10,556
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 96,966
Percent renters: 44%
Total households: 1,005,958
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,052
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 19,600

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