Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Nevada's Population Becoming Older, More Diverse

State's Population Grew By 12% Between 2010 And 2018

June 20, 2019 - 8:59 am
Categories: 

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada continues to be the fastest growing state in the nation, but new figures released show some major changes in the state's demographics.

New numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau continue to prove that Nevada is a popular choice for retired people to land, as between 2010 and 2018, more than 149,000 people of retirement-age moved to the Silver State. That pushed Nevadans' average age to just over 38 years.

Meanwhile, in figures also covering the years 2010-2018, Nevada's Hispanic and non-white population rose, while the number of white residents remained pretty much the same. Other minority groups making big strides in population growth in Nevada were Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Native Alaskans.

 Nevada’s population as a whole grew by more than 330,000 people from 2010 to 2018. The state’s growth rate of 12 percent was almost twice the national rate.