Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for County in Nevada

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Population (Number)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Nevada
Number
2,897,684
2,953,446
2,985,361
3,012,902
3,099,795
Washoe
Number
441,946
448,316
453,362
458,707
464,630
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Nevada
Number
2,897,684
2,953,446
2,985,361
3,012,902
3,099,795
Washoe
Number
441,946
448,316
453,362
458,707
464,630
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Why This Indicator Matters

Nevada has been the fastest-growing state by population for the last five decades. Most of its growth is due to the relocation of people from neighboring states. Low housing costs, favorable tax policies, and an expanding economy have attracted new residents. The largest counties in Nevada by population were Clark County and Washoe County, with a share of 73 and 15 percent, respectively, in 2016. 
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Definitions: Estimated number of people living in Nevada.

Data Source: Nevada State Demographer

Footnotes: Resident population estimates. Revised estimates as of 12/10/2019.   

Child population (19 and under) (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Number
764,176
773,841
784,484
789,146
792,218
Washoe
Number
114,822
115,676
117,071
117,903
118,781
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Number
764,176
773,841
784,484
789,146
792,218
Washoe
Number
114,822
115,676
117,071
117,903
118,781
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Why This Indicator Matters

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Definitions: Estimated number of children ages 19 and under living in Nevada. 

Data Source: Nevada State Demographer's Office

Footnotes: Resident population estimates without institutional group quarters. Revised estimates as of 11/14/2018.

Child population (19 and under) (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Number
764,176
773,841
784,484
789,146
792,218
Washoe
Number
114,822
115,676
117,071
117,903
118,781
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Number
764,176
773,841
784,484
789,146
792,218
Washoe
Number
114,822
115,676
117,071
117,903
118,781
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Why This Indicator Matters

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Definitions: Estimated number of children ages 19 and under living in Nevada. 

Data Source: Nevada State Demographer's Office

Footnotes: Resident population estimates without institutional group quarters. Revised estimates as of 11/14/2018.

Median household income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Currency
$49,909
$51,250
$51,487
$52,544
$55,201
Washoe
Currency
$49,449
$53,565
$52,862
$56,457
$58,253
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Currency
$49,909
$51,250
$51,487
$52,544
$55,201
Washoe
Currency
$49,449
$53,565
$52,862
$56,457
$58,253
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Definitions: Estimated median annual income for households.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program.

Footnotes: Updated November 2018. 

Children in poverty (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Nevada
Percent
22.2%
23.4%
22.7%
22.2%
21.6%
Washoe
Percent
18.2%
24.8%
19.6%
19.2%
18.3%
Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Nevada
Percent
22.2%
23.4%
22.7%
22.2%
21.6%
Washoe
Percent
18.2%
24.8%
19.6%
19.2%
18.3%
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Definitions: The percent of children in poverty is the percentage of children under the age of 18 who live in families with incomes below the U.S. poverty threshold.


The U.S. poverty threshold for a family of four, 2 adults and 2 children, was $15,455, $15,911, $16,276, $16,530, $16,895, $17,463, $17,960, $18,224, $18,660, $19,803, $19,806, $20,444, $21,027, $21,834, $21,756, $22,113, $22,811, $23,283, $23,624 and $24,008 for 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, respectively.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program.

Footnotes: Updated April 2017.

Special populations: IEP (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Percent
11.5%
11.8%
11.8%
12.2%
12.3%
Nevada
Number
51,946
54,312
54,944
57,766
59,535
Washoe
Percent
13.5%
13.2%
13.7%
13.2%
14.0%
Washoe
Number
8,470
8,317
8,702
8,888
9,008
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Percent
11.5%
11.8%
11.8%
12.2%
12.3%
Nevada
Number
51,946
54,312
54,944
57,766
59,535
Washoe
Percent
13.5%
13.2%
13.7%
13.2%
14.0%
Washoe
Number
8,470
8,317
8,702
8,888
9,008
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Definitions: Students with disabilities.  IEP= Individualized Education Programs.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Education.

Footnotes: LNE = Data not presented for groups with fewer than 10 observations. Updated November 2018.

Special populations: IEP (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Percent
11.5%
11.8%
11.8%
12.2%
12.3%
Nevada
Number
51,946
54,312
54,944
57,766
59,535
Washoe
Percent
13.5%
13.2%
13.7%
13.2%
14.0%
Washoe
Number
8,470
8,317
8,702
8,888
9,008
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Percent
11.5%
11.8%
11.8%
12.2%
12.3%
Nevada
Number
51,946
54,312
54,944
57,766
59,535
Washoe
Percent
13.5%
13.2%
13.7%
13.2%
14.0%
Washoe
Number
8,470
8,317
8,702
8,888
9,008
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Definitions: Students with disabilities.  IEP= Individualized Education Programs.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Education.

Footnotes: LNE = Data not presented for groups with fewer than 10 observations. Updated November 2018.

Special populations: ELL (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Percent
15.0%
16.3%
16.8%
15.9%
16.8%
Nevada
Number
67,836
74,889
78,470
75,440
81,655
Washoe
Percent
15.9%
16.0%
16.1%
15.4%
16.8%
Washoe
Number
10,028
10,114
10,259
9,835
10,814
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nevada
Percent
15.0%
16.3%
16.8%
15.9%
16.8%
Nevada
Number
67,836
74,889
78,470
75,440
81,655
Washoe
Percent
15.9%
16.0%
16.1%
15.4%
16.8%
Washoe
Number
10,028
10,114
10,259
9,835
10,814
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Definitions: Students who are English Language Learners.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Education.

Footnotes: LNE = Data not presented for groups with fewer than 10 observations. Updated November 2018.

Special populations: FRL (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Number
226,647
222,324
239,170
244,120
228,543
Nevada
Percent
51.6%
49.9%
53.0%
16.3%
48.9%
Washoe
Number
27,531
29,527
30,063
30,419
19,157
Washoe
Percent
44.2%
47.3%
47.7%
48.2%
30.1%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Number
226,647
222,324
239,170
244,120
228,543
Nevada
Percent
51.6%
49.9%
53.0%
16.3%
48.9%
Washoe
Number
27,531
29,527
30,063
30,419
19,157
Washoe
Percent
44.2%
47.3%
47.7%
48.2%
30.1%
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Definitions: Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Education.

Footnotes: LNE = Data not presented for groups with fewer than 10 observations.
Charter schools are omitted. Updated March 2017. 

Special populations: Migrant (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Number
122
96
77
178
90
Nevada
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Washoe
Number
LNE
10
0
12
0
Washoe
Percent
LNE
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Number
122
96
77
178
90
Nevada
Percent
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Washoe
Number
LNE
10
0
12
0
Washoe
Percent
LNE
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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Definitions: Students qualifying for the Migrant Program, part of Title I (Part C), whose purpose is to "support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves."

Data Source: Nevada Department of Education.

Footnotes: LNE = Data not presented for groups with fewer than 10 observations.
Charter schools are omitted. Updated March 2017.

Cohort Graduation Rates (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Nevada
Percent
63.1%
70.7%
70.0%
70.8%
73.6%
Washoe
Percent
69.6%
72.6%
72.7%
75.0%
76.6%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Nevada
Percent
63.1%
70.7%
70.0%
70.8%
73.6%
Washoe
Percent
69.6%
72.6%
72.7%
75.0%
76.6%
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Definitions: A graduation cohort is defined as the set of students that enter ninth grade in a given school year. A cohort graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduate within a particular time frame, such as four years.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Education, State Accountability Summary Report, 
available online at : http://www.nevadareportcard.com.

Footnotes: NI = No Instruction.
Updated April 2017.

Low-birthweight babies (Rate)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2015 - 2017
Nevada
Rate
82.0
80.0
80.0
85.0
86.9
Washoe
Rate
82.0
77.0
75.0
78.0
80.5
Location Data Type 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2015 - 2017
Nevada
Rate
82.0
80.0
80.0
85.0
86.9
Washoe
Rate
82.0
77.0
75.0
78.0
80.5
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Definitions: Low-birthweight babies are those weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds) at birth.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services data, Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Footnotes: per 1,000
LNE = Low Number Event
Calculated rates based on very small numbers are not statistically reliable.
LNE is used for the years after 2008. They are counties with fewer than 10 low-birthweight births over the 3-year period. Starting with  2012-2014, they are counties with fewer than 12 low-birthweight births over the 3-year period.
2013-2015 rates were calculated by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. 
Updated November 2019.

Children enrolled in Nevada Check Up (Number)

Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Asian/Pacific Islander
Number
475
528
472
888
984
Nevada
Black (African American)
Number
869
799
821
1,222
1,556
Nevada
Hispanic
Number
15,173
15,226
15,408
12,837
12,059
Nevada
American Indian/Alaska Native
Number
123
106
155
204
239
Nevada
White Non-Hispanic
Number
3,225
2,997
3,103
4,744
5,274
Nevada
Other
Number
1,383
1,417
1,028
1,655
2,035
Nevada
Total
Number
21,248
21,073
20,987
21,500
22,147
Washoe
Asian/Pacific Islander
Number
46
49
50
104
114
Washoe
Black (African American)
Number
42
37
48
60
62
Washoe
Hispanic
Number
2,662
2,755
2,699
2,413
2,356
Washoe
American Indian/Alaska Native
Number
36
31
39
58
90
Washoe
White Non-Hispanic
Number
551
543
589
979
1,099
Washoe
Other
Number
150
161
112
253
256
Washoe
Total
Number
3,487
3,576
3,537
3,867
3,977
Location Race Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nevada
Asian/Pacific Islander
Number
475
528
472
888
984
Nevada
Black (African American)
Number
869
799
821
1,222
1,556
Nevada
Hispanic
Number
15,173
15,226
15,408
12,837
12,059
Nevada
American Indian/Alaska Native
Number
123
106
155
204
239
Nevada
White Non-Hispanic
Number
3,225
2,997
3,103
4,744
5,274
Nevada
Other
Number
1,383
1,417
1,028
1,655
2,035
Nevada
Total
Number
21,248
21,073
20,987
21,500
22,147
Washoe
Asian/Pacific Islander
Number
46
49
50
104
114
Washoe
Black (African American)
Number
42
37
48
60
62
Washoe
Hispanic
Number
2,662
2,755
2,699
2,413
2,356
Washoe
American Indian/Alaska Native
Number
36
31
39
58
90
Washoe
White Non-Hispanic
Number
551
543
589
979
1,099
Washoe
Other
Number
150
161
112
253
256
Washoe
Total
Number
3,487
3,576
3,537
3,867
3,977
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Definitions: Number of children enrolled in Nevada Check Up by January of each year. Uninsured children ages birth to 18, from families with incomes that are too high for Medicaid and too low to afford private health-insurance coverage, can be covered by Nevada Check Up. Families with income levels up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level may qualify. Program quarterly premiums are based on income and family size.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health and Health Care Financing and Policy.

Footnotes: Updated April 2017.

Teen births (births per 1,000 females ages 15-19) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2015 - 2017
Nevada
Rate
40.4
31.5
29.2
27.4
21.9
Washoe
Rate
36.5
29.4
28.6
28.3
22.2
Location Data Type 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2015 - 2017
Nevada
Rate
40.4
31.5
29.2
27.4
21.9
Washoe
Rate
36.5
29.4
28.6
28.3
22.2
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Definitions: The teen birth rate is the number of births to teenage females between the ages of 15 and 19, per 1,000 females.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services data, Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Footnotes: LNE = Low Number Event
Calculated rates based on very small numbers are not statistically reliable.  Rates are not shown for counties with fewer than 10 births over the 3-year period. Starting with 2012-2014 data, rates are not shown for counties with fewer than 12 births over the 3-year period.
2013-2015 rates were calculated by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. 
Updated November 2019. 

Infant mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2015 - 2017
Nevada
Rate
5.7
5.2
4.9
5.4
5.7
Washoe
Rate
7.4
6.1
5.4
6.5
6.4
Location Data Type 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2015 - 2017
Nevada
Rate
5.7
5.2
4.9
5.4
5.7
Washoe
Rate
7.4
6.1
5.4
6.5
6.4
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Definitions: The infant mortality rate measures the number of babies who die during their first year of life, per 1,000 live births. The data are reported by county of residence, rather than place of death.

Data Source: CBER calculations from Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology.

Footnotes: LNE = Low Number Event. Calculated rates based on very small numbers are not statistically reliable.  Average three-year rates were not calculated for counties with fewer than 600 births or fewer than 5 deaths, for data prior to 2011-2013. For 2011-2013 data, rates were not calculated for countries with fewer than 600 births or fewer than 10 deaths. Starting with 2012-2014 data, rates are not calculated for counties with fewer than 600 births or fewer than 12 deaths.
2015-2017 rates were calculated by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. 
Updated November 2019.

Child death rate (deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-14) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015
Nevada
Rate
17.0
17.4
15.2
13.3
16.1
Washoe
Rate
14.4
17.0
15.5
14.5
17.9
Location Data Type 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015
Nevada
Rate
17.0
17.4
15.2
13.3
16.1
Washoe
Rate
14.4
17.0
15.5
14.5
17.9
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Definitions: The child death rate is the number of deaths (from all causes) of children between the ages of 1 and 14, per 100,000 children. The data are reported by the child’s county of residence, rather than by where the death occurred.

Data Source: CBER calculations from Nevada Department of Health and Human Service, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology.

Footnotes: LNE = Low Number Event. Calculated rates based on very small numbers are not statistically reliable.  Average three-year rates were not calculated for an age-specific population of less than 10,000 or fewer than 5 deaths, prior to 2011-2013. For 2011-2013, rates were not calculated for an age specific population of less than 10,000 or fewer than 10 deaths. Starting with 2012-2014 data, rates are not calculated for an age-specific population of less than 10,000 or fewer than 12 deaths.
2013-2015 rates were calculated by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. 
Updated April 2017.

Teen deaths (deaths per 100,000 teens ages 15-19) (Rate)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015
Nevada
Rate
54.3
57.9
48.9
41.9
45.3
Washoe
Rate
35.9
49.6
51.8
33.8
35.9
Location Data Type 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015
Nevada
Rate
54.3
57.9
48.9
41.9
45.3
Washoe
Rate
35.9
49.6
51.8
33.8
35.9
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Definitions: The teen death rate is the number of deaths from all causes per 100,000 teens ages 15 to 19. The data are reported by the youth’s county of residence, rather than by where the death occurred.

Data Source: CBER calculations from Nevada Department of Health and Human Services data, Nevada State Health Division, Bureau of Health Statistics, Planning, Epidemiology, and Response, Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology.

Footnotes: LNE = Low Number Event. Calculated rates based on very small numbers are not statistically reliable.  Average three-year rates are not calculated for counties with and age-specific population of less than 10,000, prior to 2011-2013. 2011-2013 rates were not calculated for an age specific population of less than 10,000 or fewer than 10 deaths. Starting with 2012-2014 data, rates are not calculated for an age-specific population of less than 10,000 or fewer than 12 deaths.
2013-2015 rates were calculated by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. 
Updated April 2017. 

Child-abuse and neglect reports (total reports) (Number)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2010 2012 2014
Nevada
Number
15,694
12,783
11,883
12,108
13,743
Washoe
Number
3,143
2,632
2,430
2,332
2,169
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2010 2012 2014
Nevada
Number
15,694
12,783
11,883
12,108
13,743
Washoe
Number
3,143
2,632
2,430
2,332
2,169
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Why This Indicator Matters

A report assigned for investigation may contain several allegations . . . . Each allegation is substantiated or unsubstantiated. A report may result in some allegations being substantiated and some not . . . . A family may have more than one report during a reporting period. For example, There could be two children and two allegations on each child, and two parents. Both mother and father are alleged to have physically neglected both children, and to have provided inadequate supervision for each child. This generates a total of eight allegations in that the father has two allegations on each child (four) and the mother the same. If only the inadequate supervision were substantiated for one parent on one child, you would have one of eight allegations substantiated.  If one report contains two allegations and only one is substantiated the report is considered substantiated; however . . . . each allegation is investigated independent of the other and a determination is made on each finding.
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Definitions: “Abuse or neglect” of a child means: physical or mental injury of a non-accidental nature; sexual abuse or sexual exploitation; or negligent treatment or maltreatment caused or allowed by a person responsible for his welfare under circumstances which indicate that the child’s health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services.

Footnotes: The sum of counties may not equal the state total due to unassigned county reports.

Child-abuse and neglect reports (substantiated child-abuse reports as a percent of total reports) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 2008 2010 2012 2014
Nevada
Percent
19.2%
20.6%
26.1%
30.5%
23.5%
Washoe
Percent
22.8%
22.5%
25.1%
27.4%
29.2%
Location Data Type 2007 2008 2010 2012 2014
Nevada
Percent
19.2%
20.6%
26.1%
30.5%
23.5%
Washoe
Percent
22.8%
22.5%
25.1%
27.4%
29.2%
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Why This Indicator Matters

A report assigned for investigation may contain several allegations . . . . Each allegation is substantiated or unsubstantiated. A report may result in some allegations being substantiated and some not . . . . A family may have more than one report during a reporting period. For example, There could be two children and two allegations on each child, and two parents. Both mother and father are alleged to have physically neglected both children, and to have provided inadequate supervision for each child. This generates a total of eight allegations in that the father has two allegations on each child (four) and the mother the same. If only the inadequate supervision were substantiated for one parent on one child, you would have one of eight allegations substantiated.  If one report contains two allegations and only one is substantiated the report is considered substantiated; however . . . . each allegation is investigated independent of the other and a determination is made on each finding.
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Definitions: Substantiated; the reported abusive or neglectful situation / incident is confirmed through the investigation / assessment or court process.

Data Source: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services. 

Footnotes: The sum of counties may not equal the state total due to unassigned county reports.