Nevada (Spanish for "snowy"; see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 34th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area[6] where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located.[7] Nevada's capital 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 "Sage-brush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as the "Sage-hen State".[8] Nevada borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)2,940,058
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)2,700,691
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)8.90
Population, Census, April 1, 20102,700,551
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.90
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201024.60
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201012.00
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201049.50
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201066.20
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20108.10
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20101.20
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20107.20
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.60
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20104.70
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)26.50
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201054.10
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015220,332
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-201519.20
Housing units, April 1, 20101,173,814
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201555.10
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015173,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,442
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015410
Median gross rent, 2011-2015973
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20151,016,709
Persons per household, 2011-2015272.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201578.80
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201530.00
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201585.10
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201523.00
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20159.00
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent14.00
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201564.00
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201559.30
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)27,481,505
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)13,928,514
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)14,719,141
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)19,841,701
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)38,234,170
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)13,858
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201524
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201551,847
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201526,541
Persons in poverty, percent14.70
All firms, 2012227,156
Men-owned firms, 2012114,057
Women-owned firms, 201282,508
Minority-owned firms, 201271,864
Nonminority-owned firms, 201271,864
Veteran-owned firms, 201223,049
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012191,293
Population per square mile, 201025
Land area in square miles, 2010109,781