Washoe County, Nevada

Washoe County: County in Nevada, United States


Washoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 421,407 and a population density of 25 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 477,082 inhabitants. Its county seat is Reno. The county was created 162 years ago in 1860.

Washoe County locator map
Location of Washoe County on Nevada map.

Quick Facts about Washoe County

Population : 477,082 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nevada (United States)
Twitter username : washoecounty
Area : 16967 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.7%
Land as percent of area : 96.3%
Named for : Washoe people
Altitude : 6,010 feet / 1832 meters
Capital : Reno
Establishment : January 01, 1861
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 04:14:21 (5th December 2023)
Density : 28 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 11.67% (2010-2020)
Weather : 34℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Washoe County Courthouse image
Washoe County Courthouse
Washoe County Courthouse image


Washoe County is located at 40°39'56"N 119°39'51"W (40.6654200, -119.6643000). It has 13 neighbors: Lyon County, Lake County, Nevada County, Placer County, Sierra County, Carson City, Churchill County, Storey County, Lassen County, Modoc County, Humboldt County, Pershing County and Harney County.

Washoe County map

The largest city of Washoe County is Reno with a population of 259,290. Other cities include, Sparks population 106,900, Cold Springs population 8,544 and Sun Valley population 1,406. See all Washoe County cities & populated places.

Washoe County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Washoe County.

City Name Population Title
Reno 259,290 The second most populous city in Nevada.
Sparks 106,900 The most populous city in Washoe County, Nevada.
Spanish Springs 15,064 Census designated place
Cold Springs 8,544 City in Nevada, United States of America
Sun Valley 1,406 Resort city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States


Washoe County forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northeast wind around 5 mph. more

Washoe County has 13 neighbours.


The population of Washoe County increased by 11.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 421,407 - census
2011 423,996 0.61% estimation process
2012 427,370 0.79% estimation process
2013 431,083 0.86% estimation process
2014 436,307 1.2% estimation process
2015 442,453 1.39% estimation process
2016 449,723 1.62% estimation process
2017 456,629 1.51% estimation process
2018 464,354 1.66% estimation process
2019 471,519 1.52% estimation process
2020 477,082 1.17% estimation process

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People born in Washoe County (2)

People born in Washoe County, including First advocate for wild mustangs in Nevada Velma Bronn Johnston, military officer and professor of military science Thomas Charles Prunty, .


Nevada Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Clark County 2,315,963 County in Nevada, United States
Las Vegas 646,790 The twenty-fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Henderson 329,172 The second most populous city in Nevada and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
North Las Vegas 260,098 A city located in Clark County, Nevada.
Reno 259,290 The second most populous city in Nevada.
Paradise 223,167 Town in Nevada, USA
Sunrise Manor 189,372 Census designated place
Spring Valley 178,395 Village in New York, United States
Sparks 106,900 The most populous city in Washoe County, Nevada.
Lyon County 58,319 County in Nevada, United States
Carson City 56,034 The capital of Nevada.
Elko County 53,006 County in Nevada, United States
Douglas County 49,088 County in Nevada, United States
Nye County 48,054 County in Nevada, United States
Whitney 38,585 Art museum in New York City
Pahrump 36,441 Census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated town in Nye County, Nevada