Nevada Population Distribution Map

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page last updated on August 8, 2011

   Introduction    Nevada

Nevada's name comes from the Spanish word meaning "snow clad"--a reference to the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The discovery of the Comstock Lode, a massive deposit of silver, in 1859 brought many fortune seekers. Statehood followed shortly afterwards in 1864, when Nevada was admitted as the 36st state. Nevada is in a mountain region that includes semiarid grasslands and sandy deserts, and is the most arid (dry) state in the nation. Like oases in the desert, Nevada's two main cities--Las Vegas and Reno--attract fortune seekers from around the world hoping to strike it rich in the many casinos located there. The capital is Carson City, and the state flower is the sagebrush.

   Miscellaneous    Nevada

State Flower: Sagebrush

State Motto: All for Our Country

State Nickname: Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State

State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

   Geography    Nevada

Land area, 2000 (square miles): 109,826

Length: 490 miles

Width: 320 miles

10 largest cities, 2010:
  1. Las Vegas, 583,756
  2. Henderson, 257,729
  3. Reno, 225,221
  4. Paradise CDP, 223,167
  5. North Las Vegas, 216,961
  6. Sunrise Manor CDP, 189,372
  7. Spring Valley CDP, 178,395
  8. Enterprise CDP, 108,481
  9. Sparks, 90,264
  10. Carson, 55,274

Geographic Center: 26 miles southeast of Austin

Geographic Center County: Lander

Highest Point: 13,140 ft. — Boundary Peak

Lowest Point: 479 ft. — Colorado River

Number of counties: 16, plus 1 independent city

State parks: 20 (150,000 ac., including leased lands):

Persons per square mile, 2010: 24.6

   People    Nevada

Population, 2010: 270055100.00%
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010: 0
Population, 2000: 199826000.00%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009: 7.70%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009: 25.80%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009: 11.60%
Female persons, percent, 2009: 49.10%

White persons, percent, 2010 (a): 66.20%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a): 8.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a): 1.20%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a): 7.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a): 0.60%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010: 4.70%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b): 26.50%
White persons not Hispanic, persons, 2010: 54.10%

Living in same house 1 year ago, pct 1 yr old & over, 2005-2009: 78.60%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2005-2009: 18.70%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2005-2009: 27.50%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2005-2009: 83.70%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2005-2009: 0
Veterans, 2005-2009: 231,126
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-2009: 23.6

Housing units, 2009: 113799700.00%
Homeownership rate, 2005-2009: 60.70%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-2009: 29.30%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009: $275,300

Households, 2005-2009: 944,178
Persons per household, 2005-2009: $3
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009: $27,395
Median household income, 2009: $53,310
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009: 12.40%

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
F: Fewer than 100 firms
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
X: Not applicable
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

GDP Data — Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Population and Economic Data — US Census Bureau
Government Data — Congress.Org

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