Poverty in Elko, Nevada

What is the poverty rate in Elko, Nevada?
The poverty rate in Elko is 14.4%. One out of every 7 residents of Elko lives in poverty.

How many people in Elko, Nevada live in poverty?
2,842 of 19,792 Elko residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Elko compare to the rest of Nevada?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Nevada is 14.2%, meaning Elko has a poverty level right in line with the state average.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Other

1,024

38.1% 23.8% 5.1%

White

12,834

11.0% 10.3% 63.5%

Hispanic

5,553

21.5% 22.2% 27.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Elko, Nevada By Race?

11.0% of White residents of Elko, Nevada live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Elko, Nevada is the same as than the national average. 1,408 of 12,834 white Nevadans live below the poverty line. Approximately 63.5% of the total population of Elko, Nevada are white.

21.5% of Hispanic residents of Elko, Nevada live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Elko, Nevada is the same as than the national average. 1,196 of 5,553 hispanic Nevadans live below the poverty line. Approximately 27.5% of the total population of Elko, Nevada are hispanic.

Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Elko, Nevada?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Elko, Nevada is 13.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Elko, Nevada is 14.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Elko, Nevada

Female residents of Elko, Nevada are slightly(7%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,391 of 10,076 males in Elko live below the poverty line.

1,451 of 9,716 females in Elko live below the poverty line.

Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Elko can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 15.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 13.3%.

Poverty for younger ages in Elko is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 10.6%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 14.7%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Elko can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 15.6%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 15.1%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 18.7%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Elko, Nevada have a Poverty Rate of 18.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Elko, Nevada?

Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

27.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

14.1%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

18.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

12.5%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

7.0%

75 to 84 Years Old

15.8%

Over 85 Years Old

28.8%

Elko, Nevada Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Elko, Nevada born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Elko, Nevada who were born citizens of the United States is 13.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Elko, Nevada who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Elko, Nevada born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Elko, Nevada have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 17,775 residents of Elko, Nevada who were born citizens of the United States, 2,447 (13.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 395 (19.6%) of 2,017 residents of Elko, Nevada who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Elko, Nevada

The poverty rate in Elko is 14.4%.
Elko is in Elko County.
Nevada Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Carlin 5.7%
Elko 14.4%
Jackpot 49.8%
Owyhee 25.3%
Spring Creek 4.7%
Wells 3.0%
West Wendover 15.5%

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