Nevada is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,253 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Nevada is the 91st largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nevada is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nevada is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nevada who work in sales jobs (11.74%), food service (11.02%), and office and administrative support (10.49%).
Also of interest is that Nevada has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Nevada spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.45 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in Nevada with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.86% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Nevada in 2010 was $17,027, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,108 for a family of four.
The people who call Nevada home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nevada residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Nevada include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Nevada is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.