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  •   State: 
    35° N to 42° N | 114° 2′ W to 120° W
      Area total: 
    110,577 sq mi (286,382 km²) [70,664,595.840 acres]
      Area land: 
    109,781.18 sq mi (284,332 km²) [70,166,771.200 acres]
      Area water: 
    0.72% = 791 sq mi (2,048 km²) [497,824.640 acres]
    13,147 ft (4,007.1 m) Boundary Peak
    October 31, 1864 (36nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Carson City

  • Nevada, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    26.8/sq mi (10.3/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
    $215,918 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.84% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.82% from 2021.  12.9% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  21,431. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  7.1%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $67,962 respectively per capita 2023 = $71,990.
      Housing units: 
    1,328,725 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 3.7% increase compared to 2020, specifically 47,708 more housing units.

Nevada is a state in the Western United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 32nd most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital, however, is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War (the words "Battle Born" also appear on the state flag); as the "Sagebrush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as the "Sage-hen State". Nevada is largely desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military. Nevada is almost entirely within the Basin and Range Province, and is broken up by many north-south mountain ranges. Most of these ranges have endorheic valleys between them, which belies the image portrayed by the term Great Basin. Much of the northern part of the state is within the Great Basin, a mild desert that experiences hot temperatures in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter. Occasionally, moisture from the Arizona Monsoon will cause summer thunderstorms; Pacific storms may blanket the area with snow. The state's highest recorded temperature was 125 °F (52 °C) in Laughlin (elevation of 605 feet or 184 meters) on June 29, 1994. The Humboldt River crosses the state from east to west across the northern part of the state, draining into the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock. Several rivers drain from the Sierra Nevada eastward, including the Walker, Truckee, and Carson rivers. All of these rivers are endorheic basins, ending in Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake, and the Carson Sink, respectively. However, not all of Nevada is within the Great Basin. Tributaries of the Snake River drain the far north, while the Colorado River, which also forms much of the boundary with Arizona, drains much of southern Nevada.

The given Nevada location map shows that Nevada is located in the south-western part of US. Map of Nevada also illustrates that it shares its state borders with Utah in the east, Idaho and Oregon in the north, California in the west, and Arizona in the south-east.

Most of the areas of Nevada are desert located in the Great Basin area. Capital city of Nevada is Carson City; however, about two-thirds population of state lives in and around the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Interestingly, the state name Nevada is derived from the nearby Spanish mountain name i.e. Sierra Nevada Mountains; the meaning of it is snow-capped mountain range.

Nevada is officially known as the Silver State because of the significance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State" because it achieved statehood during the Civil War and the "Sagebrush State" for the local eponymous plant. In addition, Nevada is the fourth largest producer of gold in the world.

What happened to all of the old casino and business signs in Las Vegas? They're at the Neon Museum! Stroll the grounds for a blast from the past. Moreover, due to establishment of legalized gaming and lenient marriage and divorce proceedings in the 20th century, Nevada became a major tourist destination. In subsequent time, the tourism industry in Nevada became the largest employer.

The US State Nevada occupies 284,332 m², about 3,11 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Nevada with 2,998,039 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 50,03 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 2,197,546 fewer people. The capital Carson City alone has 54,745 inhabitants.

Carson City became the capital of the Nevada Territory in 1861 and stayed its capital when it became a state. Las Vegas has approximately 613,600 residents and the popular tourist destination is often thought to be the state capital.

The mountain ranges, some of which have peaks above 13,000 feet (4,000 m), harbor lush forests high above desert plains, creating sky islands for endemic species. The valleys are often no lower in elevation than 3,000 feet (910 m), while some in central Nevada are above 6,000 feet (1,800 m). The southern third of the state, where the Las Vegas area is situated, is within the Mojave Desert. The area receives less rain in the winter but is closer to the Arizona Monsoon in the summer. The terrain is also lower, mostly below 4,000 feet (1,200 m), creating conditions for hot summer days and cool to chilly winter nights. Nevada and California have by far the longest diagonal line (in respect to the cardinal directions) as a state boundary at just over 400 miles (640 km). This line begins in Lake Tahoe nearly 4 miles (6.4 km) offshore (in the direction of the boundary), and continues to the Colorado River where the Nevada, California, and Arizona boundaries merge 12 miles (19 km) southwest of the Laughlin Bridge. The largest mountain range in the southern portion of the state is the Spring Mountain Range, just west of Las Vegas. The state's lowest point is along the Colorado River, south of Laughlin. Nevada has 172 mountain summits with 2,000 feet (610 m) of prominence. Nevada ranks second in the United States by number of mountains, behind Alaska, and ahead of California, Montana, and Washington. Nevada is the most mountainous state in the contiguous United States. Nevada is the driest state in the United States. It is made up of mostly desert and semi-arid climate regions, and, with the exception of the Las Vegas Valley, the average summer diurnal temperature range approaches 40 °F (22 °C) in much of the state. While winters in northern Nevada are long and fairly cold, the winter season in the southern part of the state tends to be of short duration and mild. Most parts of Nevada receive scarce precipitation during the year. Most rain that falls in the state falls on the lee side (east and northeast slopes) of the Sierra Nevada.

Nevada is known under different nicknames; aka Battle Born State (refers to the fact that Nevada joined the Union during the Civil War), or Sagebrush State, or Silver State (used on license plates), or Casino State and detailed official information about Nevada can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Nevada, NV about 433,095 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 0.14 estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Nevada are about 461,497 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $66,194 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $65,202, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $67,186 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Nevada = 48.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 42. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 91. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Nevada = 5.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Nevada = 6.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 10.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 36. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 252. 97.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 25.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 73, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 3,104,614 individuals with a median age of 36.2 age the population grows by 32.89% in Nevada population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 26.8/sq mi (10.3/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.5 people per household in the 987,894 households with an average household income of $60,365 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.58% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.24%. The number of physicians in Nevada per 100,000 population = 174.6.

The percentage of housing units in Nevada which are owned by the occupant = 57.72%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 14 years with median home cost = $145,230 and home appreciation of -17.37%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,034 per student. There are 18.3 students for each teacher in the school, 1433 students for each Librarian and 502 students for each Counselor. 6.22% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.70% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.28% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Nevada's population of 42,941 residents in 1870 has increased 73,33-fold to 3,104,614 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 49.13% female residents and 50.87% male residents live in Nevada, USA.

    As of 2020, 58.38% in Nevada are married and the remaining 41.62% are single population.

  • 25.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Nevada require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.53% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.20% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.92% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Nevada, 57.72% are owner-occupied homes, another 11.82% are rented apartments, and the remaining 30.45% are vacant.

  • 32.33% of the population in Nevada who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 42.650%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 55.150%) of those eligible to vote in Nevada.

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