Reno, Nevada is a medium-size city with approximately 240,000 residents. At an average age of just over 37, the city's residents are younger than most cities in Nevada. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $96/month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Reno will save around $1,200 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in Nevada, Reno residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used widely. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Compared to the Nevada average, Reno has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 7% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 13% have a Bachelor's degree. There are three primary industries in Reno: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 23% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of almost $68,000, Reno workers bring in roughly the same as the average Nevada resident. Reno, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.