Elko demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,1242591
Median age30.937.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%51%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%44%43%
Speak English82%70%79%
Speak Spanish15%21%13%
Elko, NV has a population of 20,078 and is the 2,171st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,124 per sq mi which is 4405% higher than the Nevada average and 1141% higher than the national average. The median age in Elko is 31 which is approximately 18% lower than the Nevada average of 38. In Elko, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 82% speak English and 15% speak Spanish. 37% of Elko residents were born in Nevada, 53% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Elko is 4405% higher than Nevada.
  • The median age in Elko is 18% lower than Nevada.
  • In Elko 87.90% of the population is White.
  • In Elko 2.16% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Elko 1.48% of the population is Asian.

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Elko population breakdown by race

Black or African American2.16%8.58%12.63%
American Indian2.66%1.12%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.65%0.18%
Mixed race2.08%4.54%3.06%
Other race3.68%9.18%4.75%
In Elko, 28.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Elko, NV demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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