Washoe County , Nevada

County in Nevada, United States

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


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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 471,519 inhabitants. Its county seat is Reno. The county was created 160 years ago in 1860.

The county has a total area of 6,551.00 square miles (16967 km2).

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Washoe County, NV Quick Facts

Population : 471,519 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Nevada
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 : 20:50:38 (11th April 2021)
Density : 28 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 10.63% (2010-2019)

Washoe County, NV has 13 neighbors .

Year Population Method
2010 421,407 census
2011 423,996 estimation process
2012 427,370 estimation process
2013 431,083 estimation process
2014 436,307 estimation process
2015 442,453 estimation process
2016 449,723 estimation process
2017 456,629 estimation process
2018 464,354 estimation process
2019 471,519 estimation process

The population of Washoe County increased by 10.63% in 9 years.

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People born in Washoe County, NV (2)

Many people were born here, including First advocate for wild mustangs in Nevada Velma Bronn Johnston, military officer and professor of military science Thomas Charles Prunty, you can see a list of people who born in Washoe County, NV.

Washoe County, NV Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Washoe County, NV.

City Name Population Title
Reno 255,601 County seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States
Sparks 105,006 City in Washoe County, Nevada, United States
Sun Valley 1,406 Resort city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States

Nevada Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Clark County 2,266,715 County in Nevada, United States
Las Vegas 651,319 City in and county seat of Clark County, Nevada, United States
Henderson 320,189 City in Nevada
Reno 255,601 County seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States
North Las Vegas 249,180 City in Nevada
Sparks 105,006 City in Washoe County, Nevada, United States
Lyon County 57,510 County in Nevada, United States
Carson City 55,916 Independent city in and capital of Nevada, United States
Elko County 52,778 County in Nevada, United States
Douglas County 48,905 County in Nevada, United States
Nye County 46,523 County in Nevada, United States
Churchill County 24,909 County in Nevada, United States
Fernley 21,476 City in Lyon County, Nevada, United States
Elko 20,452 City in Elko County, Nevada, United States
Mesquite 19,726 City in Nevada
Humboldt County 16,831 County in Nevada, United States
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