Asset poverty rate: 22.10%
Average college graduate debt: $22,418
Unbanked households: 6.10%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6%
Food insecurity: 12.10%
Minimum wage: $9.75
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment 74,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 11.40%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 23.40%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 30.50%
Poverty rate: 12.50%
Unemployment rate: 4.20%
High school graduation rate: 83.20%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 86%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 48%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 24.90%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Children in foster care: 4,541
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 76,539
Percent of children in immigrant families: 36%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 39%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 18.90%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.80%
People experiencing homelessness: 6,900
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 114,300
Percent renters: 44%
Total housing units: 1,281,018
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 413
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 546
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 19,535
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 184,000
EITC recipients: 262,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 5,700
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 27,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 24,501
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 343,683
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 59,293
Participants in all Head Start programs: 3,383
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 17%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 153,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 25%
Senior poverty rate: 9.50%
Women in poverty: 13.70%

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