- Wadsworth, Nevada
official_name = Wadsworth, Nevada
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Wadsworth, Nevada
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 9.6
area_land_km2 = 9.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.7
area_land_sq_mi = 3.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 881
population_density_km2 = 91.8
population_density_sq_mi = 237.7
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
elevation_m = 1242
elevation_ft = 4075
latd = 39 |latm = 38 |lats = 8 |latNS = N
longd = 119 |longm = 16 |longs = 59 |longEW = W
Wadsworth is located at coor dms|39|38|8|N|119|16|59|W|city (39.635550, -119.283175)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 881 people, 328 households, and 225 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 237.7 people per square mile (91.7/km²). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 97.1/sq mi (37.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 28.94% White, 0.11% African American, 64.81% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 3.75% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.03% of the population.
There were 328 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,198, and the median income for a family was $32,109. Males had a median income of $24,479 versus $24,554 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $14,756. About 7.2% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
Wadsworth is known to participants in the
Burning Manfestival as the exit from Interstate 80 that one takes to get to Black Rock City. The event is held in the Black Rock Desertwhich is near Gerlach, convert|62|mi|km north of Wadsworth on State Route 447.
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