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Welcome to Reno ...
When the people of Reno refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Renoite<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Reno has a population of 248,853 people<2> (see below for details).
Reno was established in 1850.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Reno: Named after Jesse L. Reno (1823-1862); a Major General for the Union Army who was killed at Fox's Gap during the Battle Of South Mountain.
The community of Reno is 5,030 feet [1,533 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Reno is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Reno lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Reno: (775)
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Reno had a population of 225,221 people (or 53.45% of the total population of Washoe County). This makes Reno the county's most populous community.
The population of Reno represents 8.34% of the population of Nevada (which has 2,700,551 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 225,221 people, the population of Reno increased 24.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 180,480 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Reno had an population of 248,853 people. This is an increase of 10.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.88% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Reno.
Communities near Reno ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Reno and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Reno.
Communities Also Named Reno ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Reno - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Reno.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Reno:
Websites for Reno ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Reno ...
Looking for more information about Reno? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Reno, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Reno.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Reno: www.cityofreno.com/
The official website for Washoe County: www.co.washoe.nv.us/
The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019