Lander County vs. Nevada
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2017
Introduction
Lander County:
2017 Population = 5,693
2017 Percent of State = 0.2%
Nevada:
2017 Population = 2,998,039
2017 Percent of State = 0.9%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Lander County with comparisons to Nevada and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Lander County vs. Nevada's population growth over 1969-2017. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 1.
Figure 1 traces Lander County's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Lander County's population rose from 2,648 in 1969 to 5,693 in 2017, for a net gain of 3,045, or 115.0%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces Nevada's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Nevada's population rose from 480,000 in 1969 to 2,998,039 in 2017, for a net gain of 2,518,039, or 524.6%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Lander County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Nevada, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Lander County's overall population growth was 115.0% over 1969-2017 trailed Nevada's increase of 524.6%, and topped the United States' increase of 61.8%.
Population as a Percent of the Nevada Total: 1969-2017
Population as a Percent of the Nevada Total: 1969-2017
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Lander County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to Nevada's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster, or declined less, than Nevada's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Lander County's population comprised 0.55% of Nevada's population, while in 2017 it equated to 0.19% thereby yielding a -0.36% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2017 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2017
vs.
1969
-0.36%
=
0.19%
-
0.55%
 
   
Lander County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Lander County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Figure 5.
Figure 5 highlights the short-run pattern of Lander County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2017. The average annual percent change for the entire 48-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Lander County's population grew at an annual rate of 1.72% over 1970-2017. The county posted its highest growth in 1980 (16.21%) and posted its lowest growth in 2000 (-6.11%). In 2017, Lander County's population declined by -1.25%
Lander County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Lander County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again shows the annual percent change in Lander County's population since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2017.
During the 1970s, Lander County's annual population growth rate averaged 3.20%. It averaged 5.60% in the 1980s, 0.04% throughout the 1990s, -0.64% in the 2000s, and 0.09% thus far this decade (2010 to 2017).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Lander County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Nevada and the nation. As the chart reveals, Lander County's average annual population growth amounted to less than Nevada's average in the 1970s (3.20% vs. 4.78%), surpassed Nevada's average during the 1980s (5.60% vs. 4.05%), posted below Nevada's average in the 1990s (0.04% vs. 5.46%), fell below Nevada's average in the 2000s (-0.64% vs. 3.33%), and trailed Nevada's average over the 8 year period of the last decade, 2010-2017 (0.09% vs. 1.39%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Lander County surpassed the nation in the 1970s (3.20% vs. 1.10%), exceeded the nation over the 1980s (5.60% vs. 0.95%), fell below the nation over the 1990s (0.04% vs. 1.23%), fell under the nation over the 2000s (-0.64% vs. 0.95%), and posted below the nation over 2010-2017 (0.09% vs. 0.75%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
1.72
3.20
5.60
0.04
-0.64
0.09
-1.25
 
3.90
4.78
4.05
5.46
3.33
1.39
2.00
 
1.01
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.75
0.72
 
   

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Lander County:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
2,648
100.0
N
0.55
1970
 
2,654
100.2
0.23
0.54
1971
 
2,623
99.1
-1.17
0.50
1972
 
2,675
101.0
1.98
0.49
1973
 
2,705
102.2
1.12
0.48
1974
 
2,772
104.7
2.48
0.46
1975
 
3,014
113.8
8.73
0.49
1976
 
3,219
121.6
6.80
0.50
1977
 
3,295
124.4
2.36
0.49
1978
 
3,460
130.7
5.01
0.48
1979
 
3,614
136.5
4.45
0.47
1980
 
4,200
158.6
16.21
0.52
1981
 
4,689
177.1
11.64
0.55
1982
 
4,871
184.0
3.88
0.55
1983
 
4,652
175.7
-4.50
0.52
1984
 
4,633
175.0
-0.41
0.50
1985
 
4,617
174.4
-0.35
0.49
1986
 
4,605
173.9
-0.26
0.47
1987
 
4,726
178.5
2.63
0.46
1988
 
5,339
201.6
12.97
0.50
1989
 
6,093
230.1
14.12
0.54
1990
 
6,291
237.6
3.25
0.52
1991
 
6,323
238.8
0.51
0.49
1992
 
6,493
245.2
2.69
0.48
1993
 
6,315
238.5
-2.74
0.45
1994
 
6,227
235.2
-1.39
0.42
1995
 
6,107
230.6
-1.93
0.39
1996
 
6,368
240.5
4.27
0.38
1997
 
6,752
255.0
6.03
0.38
1998
 
6,436
243.1
-4.68
0.35
1999
 
6,073
229.3
-5.64
0.31
2000
 
5,702
215.3
-6.11
0.28
2001
 
5,450
205.8
-4.42
0.26
2002
 
5,180
195.6
-4.95
0.24
2003
 
5,017
189.5
-3.15
0.22
2004
 
5,086
192.1
1.38
0.22
2005
 
5,117
193.2
0.61
0.21
2006
 
5,307
200.4
3.71
0.21
2007
 
5,439
205.4
2.49
0.21
2008
 
5,521
208.5
1.51
0.21
2009
 
5,660
213.7
2.52
0.21
2010
 
5,795
218.8
2.39
0.21
2011
 
5,847
220.8
0.90
0.22
2012
 
5,932
224.0
1.45
0.22
2013
 
6,077
229.5
2.44
0.22
2014
 
5,991
226.2
-1.42
0.21
2015
 
5,909
223.1
-1.37
0.20
2016
 
5,765
217.7
-2.44
0.20
2017
 
5,693
215.0
-1.25
0.19
Source: Calculations by the Nevada Regional Economic Analysis Project (NV-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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Nevada:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
480,000
100.0
N
0.24
1970
 
493,223
102.8
2.75
0.24
1971
 
519,989
108.3
5.43
0.25
1972
 
546,736
113.9
5.14
0.26
1973
 
568,910
118.5
4.06
0.27
1974
 
596,713
124.3
4.89
0.28
1975
 
619,847
129.1
3.88
0.29
1976
 
646,823
134.8
4.35
0.30
1977
 
678,134
141.3
4.84
0.31
1978
 
719,345
149.9
6.08
0.32
1979
 
765,121
159.4
6.36
0.34
1980
 
810,215
168.8
5.89
0.36
1981
 
847,656
176.6
4.62
0.37
1982
 
881,538
183.7
4.00
0.38
1983
 
901,978
187.9
2.32
0.39
1984
 
924,921
192.7
2.54
0.39
1985
 
951,032
198.1
2.82
0.40
1986
 
980,614
204.3
3.11
0.41
1987
 
1,023,374
213.2
4.36
0.42
1988
 
1,075,023
224.0
5.05
0.44
1989
 
1,137,382
237.0
5.80
0.46
1990
 
1,220,695
254.3
7.32
0.49
1991
 
1,296,171
270.0
6.18
0.51
1992
 
1,351,367
281.5
4.26
0.53
1993
 
1,411,215
294.0
4.43
0.54
1994
 
1,499,298
312.4
6.24
0.57
1995
 
1,581,578
329.5
5.49
0.59
1996
 
1,666,320
347.2
5.36
0.62
1997
 
1,764,104
367.5
5.87
0.65
1998
 
1,853,191
386.1
5.05
0.67
1999
 
1,934,718
403.1
4.40
0.69
2000
 
2,018,741
420.6
4.34
0.72
2001
 
2,098,399
437.2
3.95
0.74
2002
 
2,173,791
452.9
3.59
0.76
2003
 
2,248,850
468.5
3.45
0.78
2004
 
2,346,222
488.8
4.33
0.80
2005
 
2,432,143
506.7
3.66
0.82
2006
 
2,522,658
525.6
3.72
0.85
2007
 
2,601,072
541.9
3.11
0.86
2008
 
2,653,630
552.8
2.02
0.87
2009
 
2,684,665
559.3
1.17
0.88
2010
 
2,702,797
563.1
0.68
0.87
2011
 
2,718,170
566.3
0.57
0.87
2012
 
2,752,410
573.4
1.26
0.88
2013
 
2,786,547
580.5
1.24
0.88
2014
 
2,831,730
589.9
1.62
0.89
2015
 
2,883,057
600.6
1.81
0.90
2016
 
2,939,254
612.3
1.95
0.91
2017
 
2,998,039
624.6
2.00
0.92
Source: Calculations by the Nevada Regional Economic Analysis Project (NV-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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United States:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,338,421
153.7
0.84
2011
 
311,644,280
154.8
0.75
2012
 
313,993,272
156.0
0.75
2013
 
316,234,505
157.1
0.71
2014
 
318,622,525
158.3
0.76
2015
 
321,039,839
159.5
0.76
2016
 
323,405,935
160.7
0.74
2017
 
325,719,178
161.8
0.72
Source: Calculations by the Nevada Regional Economic Analysis Project (NV-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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