Nevada Administrative Code
NAC-360 - Revenue and Taxation: Generally
ESTIMATION OF POPULATION
360.365 - Determination of estimates for State and counties.

Universal Citation: NV Admin Code 360.365

NAC 360.365 Determination of estimates for State and counties. (NRS 360.090, 360.283)

1. Except as otherwise provided in this section or NAC 360.373, 360.375 or 360.377, estimates of the population of this State and its counties must be determined by averaging on an equal basis the results of the Nevada regression model and the relevant housing unit model.

2. The housing unit model must include housing units listed on the county assessors’ records as of July 1 of each year. Only units included on the county assessors’ records may be used unless the appropriate local governmental official certifies to the Department that the unit has been approved for occupancy on or before July 1. Documentation certified by the appropriate local governmental official, subject to the approval of the Department and the demographer employed by the Department, may be submitted to the Department to verify that a housing unit should be included in the calculations.

3. The number of persons per household must be calculated using the last decennial census unless a more recent source is available and has been approved by the Department and the demographer employed by the Department. The number of persons per household may be adjusted using historical rates of change in persons per household. To the extent possible, the vacancy rate must be determined for all incorporated cities and unincorporated towns within a county on a consistent basis using data from the last decennial census. The occupancy rate may be updated by using a postal survey, data from utilities providing services within those cities and towns or information from other sources acceptable to the Department and the demographer employed by the Department that indicates changes to data from the last decennial census.

4. A county and the incorporated cities and unincorporated towns within that county may coordinate and agree upon the data to be included in the housing unit models for the county and each incorporated city and unincorporated town. If the county, incorporated cities and unincorporated towns cannot agree by September 30, the question of what data may be included must be submitted to the Department and the demographer employed by the Department for resolution. Housing unit estimates must be submitted to the demographer employed by the Department not later than the first state working day in November.

5. If the Department and the demographer employed by the Department determine that data is unavailable to produce a workable housing unit model, the Nevada regression model must be used to determine the population of the county.

6. If the Department and the demographer employed by the Department determine that data is unavailable to produce a workable Nevada regression model, the housing unit model must be used to determine the population of the county.

7. If the Department and the demographer employed by the Department determine that data is unavailable to produce a workable housing unit model and a workable Nevada regression model, the latest estimates prepared by the Bureau of the Census must be used to determine the population of the county.

(Added to NAC by Dep’t of Taxation, eff. 9-1-89; A by Tax Comm’n, 8-7-90; 9-13-91; 5-27-92; R102-98, 11-20-98; A by Dep’t of Taxation by R150-10, 12-20-2012)

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