• NV Poverty Statistics

    Below is a set of key data indicators related to poverty. For the original sources, click on the data point.

    Poverty by demographic

    • Child poverty rate: 24%
    • Senior poverty rate: 12%
    • Women in poverty: 18%
    • Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 28%
    • Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 176,000

    Economic well-being

    • Poverty rate: 16.4%
    • Extreme poverty rate: 7.1%
    • Unemployment rate: 13.1%
    • Food insecurity: 16.6%
    • Number of poor families that are working: 37.4%
    • Minimum Wage: $8.25/$7.25
    • Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 18.7%
    • Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 22%
    • Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 105,000

    Housing

    • Total households: 986,741
    • Renters: 41%
    • Households paying more than 30% of income on housing: 193,206
    • Homeless people: 10,579
    • Home foreclosure rate: 6.09%

    Participation in federal programs

    • Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 27,193
    • Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 154,000
    • EITC recipients: 236,000
    • Households receiving federal rental assistance: 22,969
    • Families receiving child care subsidies: 3,100
    • Participants in all Head Start programs: 4,774
    • Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 266,120
    • Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 76,108
    • Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 22,981

    Source: Spotlight on Poverty