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Reno, Nevada

Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 180,480. It is a large city just north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and a bit north and east of Lake Tahoe, in the high desert. Reno is known as "the Biggest Little City in the World" and is famous for its casinos.

The Truckee River[?] runs through town, as do the railroad, Interstate 80 (east-west) and US 395 (north-south).

Geography Reno is located at 39°31'38" North, 119°49'19" West (39.527110, -119.821812)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 179.6 km² (69.3 mi²). 179.0 km² (69.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 180,480 people, 73,904 households, and 41,681 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,008.3/km² (2,611.4/mi²). There are 79,453 housing units at an average density of 443.9/km² (1,149.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 77.46% White, 2.58% African American, 1.26% Native American, 5.29% Asian, 0.56% Pacific Islander, 9.26% from other races, and 3.60% from two or more races. 19.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 73,904 households out of which 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% are non-families. 32.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $40,530, and the median income for a family is $49,582. Males have a median income of $33,204 versus $26,763 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,520. 12.6% of the population and 8.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.3% are under the age of 18 and 7.1% are 65 or older.



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