Highest-earning counties in Nevada

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Nevada

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Nevada using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Nevada.

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#17. Mineral County

- Median household income: $31,500
--- 49.2% below state average, 51.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 9.8%
--- #3,032 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 21.7%
--- #3,085 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. Esmeralda County

- Median household income: $31,845
--- 48.7% below state average, 51.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 10.9%
--- #2,972 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 21.5%
--- #3,076 highest among all counties nationwide
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#15. Nye County

- Median household income: $47,308
--- 23.7% below state average, 27.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.6%
--- #2,565 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #2,205 highest among all counties nationwide
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#14. Churchill County

- Median household income: $56,335
--- 9.2% below state average, 13.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
--- #1,196 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
--- #1,218 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $56,537
--- 8.9% below state average, 13.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.3%
--- #2,100 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
--- #1,203 highest among all counties nationwide

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#12. Pershing County

- Median household income: $57,074
--- 8.0% below state average, 12.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.8%
--- #1,475 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #1,154 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. White Pine County

- Median household income: $57,353
--- 7.6% below state average, 11.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.2%
--- #1,410 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #1,112 highest among all counties nationwide
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#10. Carson City

- Median household income: $58,305
--- 6.0% below state average, 10.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.0%
--- #990 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #1,041 highest among all counties nationwide
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#9. Lyon County

- Median household income: $58,814
--- 5.2% below state average, 9.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
--- #1,196 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.9%
--- #1,009 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Clark County

- Median household income: $61,048
--- 1.6% below state average, 6.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.8%
--- #709 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #821 highest among all counties nationwide

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#7. Storey County

- Median household income: $64,000
--- 3.2% above state average, 1.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 33.0%
--- #351 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #636 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Humboldt County

- Median household income: $66,123
--- 6.6% above state average, 1.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.2%
--- #529 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #519 highest among all counties nationwide
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#5. Eureka County

- Median household income: $67,478
--- 8.8% above state average, 3.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.7%
--- #569 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.7%
--- #466 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Washoe County

- Median household income: $68,272
--- 10.0% above state average, 5.0% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.8%
--- #406 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #436 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Douglas County

- Median household income: $71,415
--- 15.1% above state average, 9.9% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.9%
--- #398 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.6%
--- #342 highest among all counties nationwide

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#2. Lander County

- Median household income: $73,797
--- 18.9% above state average, 13.5% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 38.3%
--- #208 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.1%
--- #280 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Elko County

- Median household income: $79,375
--- 27.9% above state average, 22.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 37.3%
--- #227 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #203 highest among all counties nationwide

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