Did you know that Nevada is the fourth largest gold producer in the world? This week we are discussing Nevada employment background check information, Nevada crime data, and other general NV state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Nevada Population and Age Distribution. Nevada’s estimated population was 2.8 million. The median age was 36.8 years. 24% of the population was under the age of 18, and 13% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $49,760. The total number of households was 1,006,605 with an average of 2.7 people.
Nevada Employment and Unemployment Rate. 56.8% of the Nevada population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 35th in the nation. The Nevada unemployment rate is 12.3% which was ranked 1st in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Nevada were as follows: 64,674 (5.3%) were self-employed, 153,078 (12.4%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,011,282 (82.2%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Nevada were: Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (25.9%), Educational Services and Health Care (15.2%), Retail (12.1%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (11.2%), and Construction (6%).
Nevada Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Nevada’s private sector were: Service (28.1%), Business, Science, and Arts (27.1%), Sales and Office (26.1%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (9.9%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.8%).
Nevada Health Insurance Coverage. 78% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (22% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 62% had private coverage and 26% had public coverage.
Disability. 12% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Nevada reported a disability. The Nevada disability claim rate was ranked 24th in the country.
For a list of Nevada counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Nevada Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Nevada had 16,763 total violent crimes (which ranked 23rd in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.61% (which ranked it 3rd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 124 were murders, 931 were forcible rapes, 4,918 were robberies, and 10,790 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Nevada had 77,510 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 22,120 were burglaries, 45,372 were larceny/thefts, and 10,018 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Nevada had the 16th most law enforcement employees per population. Nevada ranked 32nd in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Nevada crime information, please see the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Nevada Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Nevada employment background check products: a Nevada county criminal background check and a Nevada state criminal background check.
The Nevada state criminal background check includes a Nevada corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Nevada as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls records of current inmates and those released in the past year and a half. The Nevada state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Nevada criminal background check webpage.
The Nevada county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Nevada District and Justice courts. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Nevada employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Nevada” data is from 2011. “Nevada Crime Data” data is from 2012.