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Population
  2010 2019
Population 2,700,551 3,080,156
Rank 36 33
Median Age 36.3 38.3
   
Total 8 year-olds 36,291 39,428
Boys 18,592 20,110
Girls 17,699 19,318
Total 9 year-olds 37,171 39,006
Boys 19,313 19,908
Girls 17,858 19,098
Total 10 year-olds 37,035 38,907
Boys 19,023 19,732
Girls 18,012 19,175
Total 11 year-olds 36,710 40,822
Boys 18,697 20,921
Girls 18,013 19,901
Total 12 year-olds 36,068 40,476
Boys 18,386 20,592
Girls 17,682 19,884
Total 13 year-olds 36,376 39,767
Boys 18,634 20,377
Girls 17,742 19,390
Total 14 year-olds 36,984 39,044
Boys 18,932 19,823
Girls 18,052 19,221
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 78.3% 77.0%
Car Pool 11.0% 10.6%
Public Transportation 3.3% 3.1%
Work at Home 3.7% 4.9%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 94.2%

Geography
  2010
Capital Carson City
Largest City Las Vegas
Second Largest City Henderson
Persons Per Square Mile 24.6

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 1,090 1,197
Amusement Parks 2 5
Fast-Food Restaurants 2,111 2,612
Toy Stores 67 82
Video/Disc Rental Stores 81 7
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 3 3
Candy & Nut Stores 49 59
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 64 96
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 5

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: October 31, 1864
  • Population 1870: 42,491
  • Population 1900: 42,335
  • Population 1950: 160,083
  • Population 2000: 1,998,257
  • Population 2010: 2,700,551

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Silver State
  • Flower : Sagebrush
  • Tree : Single-Leaf Pinon
  • Bird : Mountain Bluebird
  • Animal : Desert Bighorn Sheep
  • Reptile : Desert Tortoise
  • Metal => Silver

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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