Washoe County is located in the northwest corner of Nevada. The County Seat is Reno and the largest city is Reno. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.washoecounty.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 440,078 and the 2010 census population was 421,427. The land area is 6,302.37 square miles and there are 66.9 persons per square mile.
85.7% of the population is White, 2.6% is Black or African American, 23.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% is Asian, 2.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 86.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $203,300, there are 163,198 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,670, the median household income is $53,040, and 15.1% of the persons in Washoe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 40,200. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,667,427, and sales per capita were $16,409. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.1%.
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