In 2002, there were an estimated 901,597 housing units, of which 808,077 were occupied; 60.1% were owner-occupied. About 54.5% of all units were single-family, detached dwellings; 19.5% were in buildings containing 3–9 units. Over 1,700 units were listed in a category of boats, RVs, vans, etc. Utility gas and electricity were the most common heating energy sources. It was estimated that 37,588 units lacked telephone service, 874 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 3,229 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household size was 2.65 people.

In 2002, 35,615 new privately owned units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $157,407. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,267. Renters paid a median of $762 per month. During 2002, Nevada received over $27.8 million in community planning and development aid from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.