Opportunity Zones in Nevada

Nevada has 61 designated opportunity zones, including 60 low-income communities, plus 1 non-low-income contiguous tract.

Urban vs. Rural

Nevada is a highly urban state. Statewide, 89 percent of the state’s census tracts are urban. As such, the vast majority (90 percent) of their opportunity zones are located in urban areas. The Las Vegas area is home to approximately two-thirds of all of the state’s opportunity zones. The southernmost part of the Las Vegas Strip, the McCarran International Airport, and the site of the new Las Vegas Raiders football stadium are all located in opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural in Nevada Opportunity Zones

Nevada Opportunity Zones Map

Analysis of Nevada’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 61 269 687
Low-income communities 60 183 243
Contiguous 1 86 87
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $30,011 $42,786 $56,705
Poverty rate 31.09% 20.99% 15.37%
Unemployment rate 14.18% 11.70% 9.72%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $121,417 $134,390 $195,979
Median rent/month $767 $947 $1,110
Homeownership 30.36% 46.08% 55.30%
Severe rent burden 29.22% 24.06% 21.40%
Vacancy rate 18.89% 13.96% 13.75%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 37.37% 42.35% 52.47%
Black alone 12.12% 9.37% 7.92%
Hispanic 40.00% 37.67% 27.39%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 5.45% 6.41% 7.83%
Younger than 18 21.99% 23.95% 22.67%
Older than 64 13.22% 13.26% 15.17%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 60.68% 53.06% 43.91%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 10.98% 15.44% 22.63%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.00% 1.02%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 90.16% 90.33% 89.37%
In a micro area 9.84% 8.18% 9.17%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 1.49% 1.46%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Nevada Counties & Cities

List of counties in Nevada: Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Nevada: Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Nevada

Website: Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Nevada Carson City 32510000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Churchill 32001950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000103 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000105 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000106 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000510 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000520 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000521 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000522 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000523 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003001501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003001607 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003001801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003001901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002404 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002405 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002506 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002847 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002905 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003002962 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003003006 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003003616 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003003700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003003800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003004000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003004302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003005005 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003005200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003005421 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003005422 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003005438 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003006800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Clark 32003007800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Elko 32007951500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Lyon 32019960103 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Lyon 32019960201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Nye 32023960401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Storey 32029970200 Non-LIC Contiguous 2012-2016
Nevada Washoe 32031000101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031000102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031000201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031000202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031001009 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031001502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031003101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Nevada Washoe 32031940200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015