Carson City, Nevada is a small city with approximately 54,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%). The majority of Carson City residents own their homes, and 45% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $957 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Nevada. Over the course of a year, renters in Carson City will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, quicker than most cities in Nevada, Carson City residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 41% of workers, while public transit is not used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Among residents over the age of 25 in Carson City, 15% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Carson City: entertainment, public administration, and retail. Together, these industries account for 20% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Carson City workers earn an average annual income of about $64,000, around $5,000 less than the Nevada average. Carson City's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.