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This article is about the State of Nevada. Nevada_sentence_0

For other uses, see Nevada (disambiguation). Nevada_sentence_1

"Silver State" redirects here. Nevada_sentence_2

For other uses, see Silver State (disambiguation). Nevada_sentence_3


CountryNevada_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesNevada_cell_0_1_1
Before statehoodNevada_header_cell_0_2_0 Nevada Territory, Utah Territory, Arizona TerritoryNevada_cell_0_2_1
Admitted to the UnionNevada_header_cell_0_3_0 October 31, 1864 (36th)Nevada_cell_0_3_1
CapitalNevada_header_cell_0_4_0 Carson CityNevada_cell_0_4_1
Largest cityNevada_header_cell_0_5_0 Las VegasNevada_cell_0_5_1
Largest metroNevada_header_cell_0_6_0 Las Vegas ValleyNevada_cell_0_6_1
GovernorNevada_header_cell_0_8_0 Steve Sisolak (D)Nevada_cell_0_8_1
Lieutenant GovernorNevada_header_cell_0_9_0 Kate Marshall (D)Nevada_cell_0_9_1
LegislatureNevada_header_cell_0_10_0 Nevada LegislatureNevada_cell_0_10_1
Upper houseNevada_header_cell_0_11_0 SenateNevada_cell_0_11_1
Lower houseNevada_header_cell_0_12_0 AssemblyNevada_cell_0_12_1
JudiciaryNevada_header_cell_0_13_0 Supreme Court of NevadaNevada_cell_0_13_1
U.S. senatorsNevada_header_cell_0_14_0 Catherine Cortez Masto (D)

Jacky Rosen (D)Nevada_cell_0_14_1

U.S. House delegationNevada_header_cell_0_15_0 1: Dina Titus (D)

2: Mark Amodei (R) 3: Susie Lee (D) 4: Steven Horsford (D) (list)Nevada_cell_0_15_1

TotalNevada_header_cell_0_17_0 110,577 sq mi (286,382 km)Nevada_cell_0_17_1
LandNevada_header_cell_0_18_0 109,781.18 sq mi (284,332 km)Nevada_cell_0_18_1
WaterNevada_header_cell_0_19_0 791 sq mi (2,048 km)  0.72%Nevada_cell_0_19_1
Area rankNevada_header_cell_0_20_0 7thNevada_cell_0_20_1
LengthNevada_header_cell_0_22_0 492 mi (787 km)Nevada_cell_0_22_1
WidthNevada_header_cell_0_23_0 322 mi (519 km)Nevada_cell_0_23_1
ElevationNevada_header_cell_0_24_0 5,500 ft (1,680 m)Nevada_cell_0_24_1
Highest elevation (Boundary Peak)Nevada_header_cell_0_25_0 13,147 ft (4,007.1 m)Nevada_cell_0_25_1
Lowest elevation (Colorado River at California border)Nevada_header_cell_0_26_0 481 ft (147 m)Nevada_cell_0_26_1
Population (2019)Nevada_header_cell_0_27_0
TotalNevada_header_cell_0_28_0 3,080,156Nevada_cell_0_28_1
RankNevada_header_cell_0_29_0 32ndNevada_cell_0_29_1
DensityNevada_header_cell_0_30_0 26.8/sq mi (10.3/km)Nevada_cell_0_30_1
Density rankNevada_header_cell_0_31_0 42ndNevada_cell_0_31_1
Median household incomeNevada_header_cell_0_32_0 $58,003Nevada_cell_0_32_1
Income rankNevada_header_cell_0_33_0 27thNevada_cell_0_33_1
Demonym(s)Nevada_header_cell_0_34_0 NevadanNevada_cell_0_34_1
Official languageNevada_header_cell_0_36_0 NoneNevada_cell_0_36_1
Time zonesNevada_header_cell_0_37_0
most of stateNevada_header_cell_0_38_0 UTC−08:00 (Pacific)Nevada_cell_0_38_1
Summer (DST)Nevada_header_cell_0_39_0 UTC−07:00 (PDT)Nevada_cell_0_39_1
West WendoverNevada_header_cell_0_40_0 UTC−07:00 (Mountain)Nevada_cell_0_40_1
Summer (DST)Nevada_header_cell_0_41_0 UTC−06:00 (MDT)Nevada_cell_0_41_1
USPS abbreviationNevada_header_cell_0_42_0 NVNevada_cell_0_42_1
ISO 3166 codeNevada_header_cell_0_43_0 US-NVNevada_cell_0_43_1
Traditional abbreviationNevada_header_cell_0_44_0 Nev.Nevada_cell_0_44_1
LatitudeNevada_header_cell_0_45_0 35° N to 42° NNevada_cell_0_45_1
LongitudeNevada_header_cell_0_46_0 114° 2′ W to 120° WNevada_cell_0_46_1
WebsiteNevada_header_cell_0_47_0 Nevada_cell_0_47_1


Nevada state symbolsNevada_header_cell_1_0_0
Living insigniaNevada_header_cell_1_1_0
BirdNevada_header_cell_1_2_0 Mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides)Nevada_cell_1_2_1
FishNevada_header_cell_1_3_0 Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi)Nevada_cell_1_3_1
FlowerNevada_header_cell_1_4_0 Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)Nevada_cell_1_4_1
GrassNevada_header_cell_1_5_0 Indian Rice GrassNevada_cell_1_5_1
InsectNevada_header_cell_1_6_0 Vivid Dancer Damselfly (Argia vivida)Nevada_cell_1_6_1
MammalNevada_header_cell_1_7_0 Desert bighorn sheepNevada_cell_1_7_1
ReptileNevada_header_cell_1_8_0 Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)Nevada_cell_1_8_1
TreeNevada_header_cell_1_9_0 Bristlecone pine, Single-leaf Piñon (Pinus monophylla)Nevada_cell_1_9_1
Inanimate insigniaNevada_header_cell_1_10_0
ColorsNevada_header_cell_1_11_0 Silver, BlueNevada_cell_1_11_1
FossilNevada_header_cell_1_12_0 Ichthyosaur (Shonisaurus popularis)Nevada_cell_1_12_1
GemstoneNevada_header_cell_1_13_0 Virgin Valley Black Fire OpalNevada_cell_1_13_1
MineralNevada_header_cell_1_14_0 SilverNevada_cell_1_14_1
RockNevada_header_cell_1_15_0 SandstoneNevada_cell_1_15_1
SoilNevada_header_cell_1_16_0 Orovada seriesNevada_cell_1_16_1
SongNevada_header_cell_1_17_0 Home Means NevadaNevada_cell_1_17_1
OtherNevada_header_cell_1_18_0 Element: NeonNevada_cell_1_18_1
State route markerNevada_header_cell_1_19_0
State quarterNevada_header_cell_1_20_0

Nevada (/nɪˈvædə/, Spanish: [neˈβaða) is a state in the Western United States. Nevada_sentence_4

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_sentence_5

Nevada is the 7th-most extensive, the 19th-least populous, but the 9th-least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nevada_sentence_6

Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area, including three of the state's four largest incorporated cities. Nevada_sentence_7

Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada_sentence_8

Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. Nevada_sentence_9

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_sentence_10

The name means "snow-covered" in Spanish, referring to Nevada's small overlap with the Sierra Nevada mountain range; however, the rest of Nevada is largely desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Nevada_sentence_11

Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. Nevada_sentence_12

About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. Nevada_sentence_13 federal government, both civilian and military. Nevada_sentence_14

American Indians of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes inhabited what is now Nevada. Nevada_sentence_15

The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish. Nevada_sentence_16

They called the region Nevada (snowy) because of the snow which covered the mountains in winter similar to the Sierra Nevada in Spain. Nevada_sentence_17

The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821. Nevada_sentence_18

The United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, and it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. Nevada_sentence_19

The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada_sentence_20

Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War (the first being West Virginia). Nevada_sentence_21

Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. Nevada_sentence_22

In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state, Wyoming. Nevada_sentence_23

However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century. Nevada_sentence_24

Nevada is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in its most populated regions – Clark County (Las Vegas), Washoe County (Reno) and Carson City (which, as an independent city, is not within the boundaries of any county). Nevada_sentence_25

The tourism industry remains Nevada's largest employer, with mining continuing as a substantial sector of the economy: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world. Nevada_sentence_26

Etymology and pronunciation Nevada_section_0

The name "Nevada" comes from the Spanish nevada [neˈβaða, meaning "snow-covered". Nevada_sentence_27

Nevadans pronounce the second syllable with the "a" as in "trap" (/nɪˈvædə/) while some people from outside of the state can pronounce it with the "a" as in "palm" (/nɪˈvɑːdə/). Nevada_sentence_28

Although the latter pronunciation is closer to the Spanish pronunciation, it is not the pronunciation used by Nevadans. Nevada_sentence_29

State Assemblyman Harry Mortenson proposed a bill to recognize the alternate (quasi-Spanish) pronunciation of Nevada, though the bill was not supported by most legislators and never received a vote. Nevada_sentence_30

The Nevadan pronunciation is the one used by the state legislature. Nevada_sentence_31

At one time, the state's official tourism organization, TravelNevada, stylized the name of the state as "Nevăda", with a breve over the a indicating the locally preferred pronunciation, which was also available as a license plate design until 2007. Nevada_sentence_32

Geography Nevada_section_1

Nevada is almost entirely within the Basin and Range Province and is broken up by many north–south mountain ranges. Nevada_sentence_33

Most of these ranges have endorheic valleys between them, which belies the image portrayed by the term Great Basin. Nevada_sentence_34

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. Nevada_sentence_35

Occasionally, moisture from the Arizona Monsoon will cause summer thunderstorms; Pacific storms may blanket the area with snow. Nevada_sentence_36

The state's highest recorded temperature was 125 °F (52 °C) in Laughlin (elevation of 605 feet or 184 meters) on June 29, 1994. Nevada_sentence_37

The coldest recorded temperature was −52 °F (−47 °C) set in San Jacinto in 1972, in the northeastern portion of the state. Nevada_sentence_38

The Humboldt River crosses the state from east to west across the northern part of the state, draining into the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock. Nevada_sentence_39

Several rivers drain from the Sierra Nevada eastward, including the Walker, Truckee, and Carson rivers. Nevada_sentence_40

All of these rivers are endorheic basins, ending in Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake, and the Carson Sink, respectively. Nevada_sentence_41

However, not all of Nevada is within the Great Basin. Nevada_sentence_42

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. Nevada_sentence_43

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. Nevada_sentence_44

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). Nevada_sentence_45

The southern third of the state, where the Las Vegas area is situated, is within the Mojave Desert. Nevada_sentence_46

The area receives less rain in the winter but is closer to the Arizona Monsoon in the summer. Nevada_sentence_47

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_sentence_48

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). Nevada_sentence_49

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. Nevada_sentence_50

The largest mountain range in the southern portion of the state is the Spring Mountain Range, just west of Las Vegas. Nevada_sentence_51

The state's lowest point is along the Colorado River, south of Laughlin. Nevada_sentence_52

Nevada has 172 mountain summits with 2,000 feet (610 m) of prominence. Nevada_sentence_53

Nevada ranks second in the United States by the number of mountains, behind Alaska, and ahead of California, Montana, and Washington. Nevada_sentence_54

Nevada is the most mountainous state in the contiguous United States. Nevada_sentence_55

Climate Nevada_section_2

Nevada is the driest state in the united States. Nevada_sentence_56

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. Nevada_sentence_57

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. Nevada_sentence_58

Most parts of Nevada receive scarce precipitation during the year. Nevada_sentence_59

The most rain that falls in the state falls on the lee side (east and northeast slopes) of the Sierra Nevada. Nevada_sentence_60

The average annual rainfall per year is about 7 inches (180 mm); the wettest parts get around 40 inches (1,000 mm). Nevada_sentence_61

Nevada's highest recorded temperature is 125 °F (52 °C) at Laughlin on June 29, 1994 and the lowest recorded temperature is −50 °F (−46 °C) at San Jacinto on January 8, 1937. Nevada_sentence_62

Nevada's 125 °F (52 °C) reading is the third highest statewide record high temperature of a U.S. state, just behind Arizona's 128 °F (53 °C) reading and California's 134 °F (57 °C) reading. Nevada_sentence_63


Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for selected cities in NevadaNevada_table_caption_2
LocationNevada_header_cell_2_0_0 July (°F)Nevada_header_cell_2_0_1 July (°C)Nevada_header_cell_2_0_3 December (°F)Nevada_header_cell_2_0_5 December (°C)Nevada_header_cell_2_0_7
MaxNevada_header_cell_2_1_0 MinNevada_header_cell_2_1_1 MaxNevada_header_cell_2_1_2 MinNevada_header_cell_2_1_3 MaxNevada_header_cell_2_1_4 MinNevada_header_cell_2_1_5 MaxNevada_header_cell_2_1_6 MinNevada_header_cell_2_1_7
Las VegasNevada_cell_2_2_0 106Nevada_cell_2_2_1 81Nevada_cell_2_2_2 41Nevada_cell_2_2_3 27Nevada_cell_2_2_4 56Nevada_cell_2_2_5 38Nevada_cell_2_2_6 13Nevada_cell_2_2_7 3Nevada_cell_2_2_8
RenoNevada_cell_2_3_0 92Nevada_cell_2_3_1 57Nevada_cell_2_3_2 33Nevada_cell_2_3_3 14Nevada_cell_2_3_4 45Nevada_cell_2_3_5 25Nevada_cell_2_3_6 7Nevada_cell_2_3_7 –4Nevada_cell_2_3_8
Carson CityNevada_cell_2_4_0 89Nevada_cell_2_4_1 52Nevada_cell_2_4_2 32Nevada_cell_2_4_3 11Nevada_cell_2_4_4 45Nevada_cell_2_4_5 22Nevada_cell_2_4_6 7Nevada_cell_2_4_7 –5Nevada_cell_2_4_8
ElkoNevada_cell_2_5_0 90Nevada_cell_2_5_1 50Nevada_cell_2_5_2 32Nevada_cell_2_5_3 10Nevada_cell_2_5_4 37Nevada_cell_2_5_5 14Nevada_cell_2_5_6 2Nevada_cell_2_5_7 –9Nevada_cell_2_5_8
FallonNevada_cell_2_6_0 92Nevada_cell_2_6_1 54Nevada_cell_2_6_2 33Nevada_cell_2_6_3 12Nevada_cell_2_6_4 45Nevada_cell_2_6_5 19Nevada_cell_2_6_6 7Nevada_cell_2_6_7 –7Nevada_cell_2_6_8
WinnemuccaNevada_cell_2_7_0 93Nevada_cell_2_7_1 52Nevada_cell_2_7_2 34Nevada_cell_2_7_3 11Nevada_cell_2_7_4 41Nevada_cell_2_7_5 17Nevada_cell_2_7_6 5Nevada_cell_2_7_7 –8Nevada_cell_2_7_8
LaughlinNevada_cell_2_8_0 112Nevada_cell_2_8_1 80Nevada_cell_2_8_2 44Nevada_cell_2_8_3 27Nevada_cell_2_8_4 65Nevada_cell_2_8_5 43Nevada_cell_2_8_6 18Nevada_cell_2_8_7 6Nevada_cell_2_8_8

Flora and fauna Nevada_section_3

The vegetation of Nevada is diverse and differs by state area. Nevada_sentence_64

Nevada contains six biotic zones: alpine, sub-alpine, ponderosa pine, pinion-juniper, sagebrush and creosotebush. Nevada_sentence_65

Counties Nevada_section_4

Further information: List of counties in Nevada Nevada_sentence_66

Nevada is divided into political jurisdictions designated as counties. Nevada_sentence_67

Carson City is officially a consolidated municipality; however, for many purposes under state law, it is considered to be a county. Nevada_sentence_68

As of 1919, there were 17 counties in the state, ranging from 146 to 18,159 square miles (380 to 47,030 km). Nevada_sentence_69

Lake County, one of the original nine counties formed in 1861, was renamed Roop County in 1862. Nevada_sentence_70

Part of the county became Lassen County, California in 1864. Nevada_sentence_71

In 1883, Washoe County annexed the portion that remained in Nevada. Nevada_sentence_72

In 1969, Ormsby County was dissolved and the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City was created by the Legislature in its place coterminous with the old boundaries of Ormsby County. Nevada_sentence_73

Bullfrog County was formed in 1987 from part of Nye County. Nevada_sentence_74

After the creation was declared unconstitutional, the county was abolished in 1989. Nevada_sentence_75

Humboldt county was designated as a county in 1856 by Utah Territorial Legislature and again in 1861 by the new Nevada Legislature. Nevada_sentence_76

Clark County is the most populous county in Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of its residents. Nevada_sentence_77

Las Vegas, Nevada's most populous city, has been the county seat since the county was created in 1909 from a portion of Lincoln County, Nevada. Nevada_sentence_78

Before that, it was a part of Arizona Territory. Nevada_sentence_79

Clark County attracts numerous tourists: An estimated 44 million people visited Clark County in 2014. Nevada_sentence_80

Washoe County is the second-most populous county of Nevada. Nevada_sentence_81

Its county seat is Reno. Nevada_sentence_82

Washoe County includes the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_83

Lyon County is the third most populous county. Nevada_sentence_84

It was one of the nine original counties created in 1861. Nevada_sentence_85

It was named after Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union General to be killed in the Civil War. Nevada_sentence_86

Its current county seat is Yerington. Nevada_sentence_87

Its first county seat was established at Dayton on November 29, 1861. Nevada_sentence_88


Nevada countiesNevada_table_caption_3
County nameNevada_header_cell_3_0_0 County seatNevada_header_cell_3_0_1 Year foundedNevada_header_cell_3_0_2 2010 populationNevada_header_cell_3_0_3 Percent of totalNevada_header_cell_3_0_4 Area (mi)Nevada_header_cell_3_0_5 Percent of totalNevada_header_cell_3_0_6 Population density (/mi)Nevada_header_cell_3_0_7
Carson CityNevada_cell_3_1_0 Carson CityNevada_cell_3_1_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_1_2 55,274Nevada_cell_3_1_3 2.63 %Nevada_cell_3_1_4 146Nevada_cell_3_1_5 0.13 %Nevada_cell_3_1_6 378.59Nevada_cell_3_1_7
ChurchillNevada_cell_3_2_0 FallonNevada_cell_3_2_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_2_2 24,877Nevada_cell_3_2_3 0.92 %Nevada_cell_3_2_4 5,023Nevada_cell_3_2_5 4.54 %Nevada_cell_3_2_6 4.95Nevada_cell_3_2_7
ClarkNevada_cell_3_3_0 Las VegasNevada_cell_3_3_1 1908Nevada_cell_3_3_2 1,951,269Nevada_cell_3_3_3 72.25 %Nevada_cell_3_3_4 8,091Nevada_cell_3_3_5 7.32 %Nevada_cell_3_3_6 241.17Nevada_cell_3_3_7
DouglasNevada_cell_3_4_0 MindenNevada_cell_3_4_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_4_2 46,997Nevada_cell_3_4_3 1.74 %Nevada_cell_3_4_4 738Nevada_cell_3_4_5 0.67 %Nevada_cell_3_4_6 63.68Nevada_cell_3_4_7
ElkoNevada_cell_3_5_0 ElkoNevada_cell_3_5_1 1869Nevada_cell_3_5_2 48,818Nevada_cell_3_5_3 1.81 %Nevada_cell_3_5_4 17,203Nevada_cell_3_5_5 15.56 %Nevada_cell_3_5_6 2.84Nevada_cell_3_5_7
EsmeraldaNevada_cell_3_6_0 GoldfieldNevada_cell_3_6_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_6_2 783Nevada_cell_3_6_3 0.03 %Nevada_cell_3_6_4 3,589Nevada_cell_3_6_5 3.25 %Nevada_cell_3_6_6 0.22Nevada_cell_3_6_7
EurekaNevada_cell_3_7_0 EurekaNevada_cell_3_7_1 1869Nevada_cell_3_7_2 1,987Nevada_cell_3_7_3 0.07 %Nevada_cell_3_7_4 4,180Nevada_cell_3_7_5 3.78 %Nevada_cell_3_7_6 0.48Nevada_cell_3_7_7
HumboldtNevada_cell_3_8_0 WinnemuccaNevada_cell_3_8_1 1856/1861Nevada_cell_3_8_2 16,528Nevada_cell_3_8_3 0.61 %Nevada_cell_3_8_4 9,658Nevada_cell_3_8_5 8.74 %Nevada_cell_3_8_6 1.71Nevada_cell_3_8_7
LanderNevada_cell_3_9_0 Battle MountainNevada_cell_3_9_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_9_2 5,775Nevada_cell_3_9_3 0.21 %Nevada_cell_3_9_4 5,519Nevada_cell_3_9_5 4.99 %Nevada_cell_3_9_6 1.05Nevada_cell_3_9_7
LincolnNevada_cell_3_10_0 PiocheNevada_cell_3_10_1 1867Nevada_cell_3_10_2 5,345Nevada_cell_3_10_3 0.20 %Nevada_cell_3_10_4 10,637Nevada_cell_3_10_5 9.62 %Nevada_cell_3_10_6 0.50Nevada_cell_3_10_7
LyonNevada_cell_3_11_0 YeringtonNevada_cell_3_11_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_11_2 51,980Nevada_cell_3_11_3 1.92 %Nevada_cell_3_11_4 2,016Nevada_cell_3_11_5 1.82 %Nevada_cell_3_11_6 25.78Nevada_cell_3_11_7
MineralNevada_cell_3_12_0 HawthorneNevada_cell_3_12_1 1911Nevada_cell_3_12_2 4,772Nevada_cell_3_12_3 0.18 %Nevada_cell_3_12_4 3,813Nevada_cell_3_12_5 3.45 %Nevada_cell_3_12_6 1.25Nevada_cell_3_12_7
NyeNevada_cell_3_13_0 TonopahNevada_cell_3_13_1 1864Nevada_cell_3_13_2 43,946Nevada_cell_3_13_3 1.63 %Nevada_cell_3_13_4 18,159Nevada_cell_3_13_5 16.43 %Nevada_cell_3_13_6 2.42Nevada_cell_3_13_7
PershingNevada_cell_3_14_0 LovelockNevada_cell_3_14_1 1919Nevada_cell_3_14_2 6,753Nevada_cell_3_14_3 0.25 %Nevada_cell_3_14_4 6,068Nevada_cell_3_14_5 5.49 %Nevada_cell_3_14_6 1.11Nevada_cell_3_14_7
StoreyNevada_cell_3_15_0 Virginia CityNevada_cell_3_15_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_15_2 4,010Nevada_cell_3_15_3 0.15 %Nevada_cell_3_15_4 264Nevada_cell_3_15_5 0.24 %Nevada_cell_3_15_6 15.19Nevada_cell_3_15_7
WashoeNevada_cell_3_16_0 RenoNevada_cell_3_16_1 1861Nevada_cell_3_16_2 421,407Nevada_cell_3_16_3 15.60 %Nevada_cell_3_16_4 6,551Nevada_cell_3_16_5 5.93 %Nevada_cell_3_16_6 64.32Nevada_cell_3_16_7
White PineNevada_cell_3_17_0 ElyNevada_cell_3_17_1 1869Nevada_cell_3_17_2 10,030Nevada_cell_3_17_3 0.37 %Nevada_cell_3_17_4 8,897Nevada_cell_3_17_5 8.05 %Nevada_cell_3_17_6 1.12Nevada_cell_3_17_7
TotalsNevada_cell_3_18_0 Counties: 17Nevada_cell_3_18_1 Nevada_cell_3_18_2 2,700,551Nevada_cell_3_18_3 Nevada_cell_3_18_4 110,552Nevada_cell_3_18_5 Nevada_cell_3_18_6 24.43Nevada_cell_3_18_7

History Nevada_section_5

Main article: History of Nevada Nevada_sentence_89

Demographics Nevada_section_6

Population Nevada_section_7

The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Nevada on July 1, 2019, was 3,080,156, an increase of 45,764 residents (1.51%) since the 2018 US Census estimate and an increase of 379,605 residents (14.06%) since the 2010 United States Census. Nevada_sentence_90

Nevada had the highest percentage growth in population from 2017 to 2018. Nevada_sentence_91

At the 2010 Census, 6.9% of the state's population were reported as under 5, 24.6% were under 18, and 12.0% were 65 or older. Nevada_sentence_92

Females made up about 49.5% of the population. Nevada_sentence_93

Since the 2010 census, the population of Nevada had a natural increase of 87,581 (the net difference between 222,508 births and 134,927 deaths); and an increase due to net migration of 146,626 (of which 104,032 was due to domestic and 42,594 was due to international migration). Nevada_sentence_94

The center of population of Nevada is in southern Nye County. Nevada_sentence_95

In this county, the unincorporated town of Pahrump, 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Vegas on the California state line, has grown very rapidly from 1980 to 2010. Nevada_sentence_96

At the 2010 census, the town had 36,441 residents. Nevada_sentence_97

Las Vegas grew from a gulch of 100 people in 1900 to 10,000 by 1950 to 100,000 by 1970, and was America's fastest-growing city and metropolitan area from 1960 to 2000. Nevada_sentence_98

From about the 1940s until 2003, Nevada was the fastest-growing state in the U.S. percentage-wise. Nevada_sentence_99

Between 1990 and 2000, Nevada's population increased by 66%, while the nation's population increased by 13%. Nevada_sentence_100

More than two-thirds of the population live in Clark County, which is coextensive with the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_101

Thus, in terms of population, Nevada is one of the most centralized states in the nation. Nevada_sentence_102

Henderson and North Las Vegas are among the top 20 fastest-growing U.S. cities with populations over 100,000. Nevada_sentence_103

The rural community of Mesquite 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Las Vegas was an example of micropolitan growth in the 1990s and 2000s. Nevada_sentence_104

Other desert towns like Indian Springs and Searchlight on the outskirts of Las Vegas have seen some growth as well. Nevada_sentence_105

Since 1950, the rate of population born in Nevada has never peaked above 27 percent, the lowest rate of all states. Nevada_sentence_106

In 2012, only 25% of Nevadans were born in-state. Nevada_sentence_107

Most new residents in Nevada have moved from California, which has led a few Nevadans to feel their state is being "Californicated". Nevada_sentence_108


Nevada racial composition of populationNevada_table_caption_4
RaceNevada_header_cell_4_0_0 Population (2017 est.)Nevada_header_cell_4_0_1 PercentageNevada_header_cell_4_0_2
Total populationNevada_cell_4_1_0 2,887,725Nevada_cell_4_1_1 100%Nevada_cell_4_1_2
WhiteNevada_cell_4_2_0 1,936,453Nevada_cell_4_2_1 67.1%Nevada_cell_4_2_2
Non-Hispanic WhiteNevada_cell_4_3_0 1,457,272Nevada_cell_4_3_1 50.5%Nevada_cell_4_3_2
White HispanicNevada_cell_4_4_0 479,181Nevada_cell_4_4_1 16.6%Nevada_cell_4_4_2
Black or African AmericanNevada_cell_4_5_0 253,013Nevada_cell_4_5_1 8.8%Nevada_cell_4_5_2
American Indian and Alaska NativeNevada_cell_4_6_0 32,426Nevada_cell_4_6_1 1.1%Nevada_cell_4_6_2
AsianNevada_cell_4_7_0 232,502Nevada_cell_4_7_1 8.1%Nevada_cell_4_7_2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderNevada_cell_4_8_0 19,019Nevada_cell_4_8_1 0.7%Nevada_cell_4_8_2
Some other raceNevada_cell_4_9_0 279,977Nevada_cell_4_9_1 9.7%Nevada_cell_4_9_2
Two or more racesNevada_cell_4_10_0 134,335Nevada_cell_4_10_1 4.7%Nevada_cell_4_10_2

According to the 2017 American Community Survey, 28.2% of Nevada's population were of Hispanic or Latino origin (of any race): Mexican (21.4%), Puerto Rican (0.9%), Cuban (1.0%), and other Hispanic or Latino origin (4.8%). Nevada_sentence_109

The five largest non-Hispanic White ancestry groups were: German (11.3%), Irish (9.0%), English (6.9%), Italian (5.8%), and American (4.7%). Nevada_sentence_110

In 1980, non-Hispanic whites made up 83.3% of the state's population. Nevada_sentence_111


Nevada historical racial compositionNevada_table_caption_5
Racial compositionNevada_header_cell_5_0_0 1970Nevada_header_cell_5_0_1 1990Nevada_header_cell_5_0_2 2000Nevada_header_cell_5_0_3 2010Nevada_header_cell_5_0_4
WhiteNevada_cell_5_1_0 86.7%Nevada_cell_5_1_1 78.7%Nevada_cell_5_1_2 65.2%Nevada_cell_5_1_3 66.2%Nevada_cell_5_1_4
BlackNevada_cell_5_2_0 5.7%Nevada_cell_5_2_1 6.6%Nevada_cell_5_2_2 6.8%Nevada_cell_5_2_3 8.1%Nevada_cell_5_2_4
AsianNevada_cell_5_3_0 0.7%Nevada_cell_5_3_1 3.2%Nevada_cell_5_3_2 4.5%Nevada_cell_5_3_3 7.2%Nevada_cell_5_3_4
NativeNevada_cell_5_4_0 1.6%Nevada_cell_5_4_1 1.6%Nevada_cell_5_4_2 1.3%Nevada_cell_5_4_3 1.2%Nevada_cell_5_4_4
Other raceNevada_cell_5_5_0 0.3%Nevada_cell_5_5_1 4.4%Nevada_cell_5_5_2 8.0%Nevada_cell_5_5_3 12.0%Nevada_cell_5_5_4
Two or more racesNevada_cell_5_6_0 Nevada_cell_5_6_1 Nevada_cell_5_6_2 3.8%Nevada_cell_5_6_3 4.7%Nevada_cell_5_6_4
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)Nevada_cell_5_7_0 5.6%Nevada_cell_5_7_1 10.4%Nevada_cell_5_7_2 19.7%Nevada_cell_5_7_3 26.5%Nevada_cell_5_7_4

As of 2011, 63.6% of Nevada's population younger than age 1 were minorities. Nevada_sentence_112

Las Vegas is a minority majority city. Nevada_sentence_113

According to the United States Census Bureau estimates, as of July 1, 2018, non-Hispanic Whites made up 48.7% of Nevada's population. Nevada_sentence_114

In Douglas, Mineral, and Pershing counties, a plurality of residents are of Mexican ancestry. Nevada_sentence_115

In Nye County and Humboldt County, residents are mostly of German ancestry; Washoe County has many Irish Americans. Nevada_sentence_116

Americans of English descent form pluralities in Lincoln County, Churchill County, Lyon County, White Pine County, and Eureka County. Nevada_sentence_117

Asian Americans lived in the state since the California Gold Rush of the 1850s brought thousands of Chinese miners to Washoe county. Nevada_sentence_118

They were followed by a few hundred Japanese farmworkers in the late 19th century. Nevada_sentence_119

By the late 20th century, many immigrants from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, India, and Vietnam came to the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_120

The city now has one of America's most prolific Asian American communities, with a mostly Chinese and Taiwanese area known as "Chinatown" west of I-15 on Spring Mountain Road. Nevada_sentence_121

Filipino Americans form the largest Asian American group in the state, with a population of more than 113,000. Nevada_sentence_122

They comprise 56.5% of the Asian American population in Nevada and constitute about 4.3% of the entire state's population. Nevada_sentence_123

Mining booms drew many Greek and Eastern European immigrants to Nevada. Nevada_sentence_124

Native American tribes in Nevada are the Koso, Paiute, Panamint, Shoshoni, Walapi, Washoe and Ute tribes. Nevada_sentence_125

The top countries of origin for immigrants in Nevada were Mexico (39.5 percent of immigrants), the Philippines (14.3 percent), El Salvador (5.2 percent), China (3.1 percent), and Cuba (3 percent). Nevada_sentence_126


Note: Births within the table do not add up, due to Hispanics being counted both by their ethnicity and by their race, giving a higher overall number. Nevada_sentence_127


Live Births by Single Race/Ethnicity of MotherNevada_table_caption_6
RaceNevada_header_cell_6_0_0 2013Nevada_header_cell_6_0_1 2014Nevada_header_cell_6_0_2 2015Nevada_header_cell_6_0_3 2016Nevada_header_cell_6_0_4 2017Nevada_header_cell_6_0_5 2018Nevada_header_cell_6_0_6
White:Nevada_cell_6_1_0 27,293 (77.9%)Nevada_cell_6_1_1 27,638 (77.1%)Nevada_cell_6_1_2 27,648 (76.2%)Nevada_cell_6_1_3 ...Nevada_cell_6_1_4 ...Nevada_cell_6_1_5 ...Nevada_cell_6_1_6
> Non-Hispanic WhiteNevada_cell_6_2_0 14,951 (42.7%)Nevada_cell_6_2_1 15,151 (42.2%)Nevada_cell_6_2_2 14,937 (41.2%)Nevada_cell_6_2_3 13,918 (38.4%)Nevada_cell_6_2_4 13,171 (36.8%)Nevada_cell_6_2_5 13,021 (36.5%)Nevada_cell_6_2_6
BlackNevada_cell_6_3_0 4,215 (12.0%)Nevada_cell_6_3_1 4,603 (12.8%)Nevada_cell_6_3_2 4,803 (13.2%)Nevada_cell_6_3_3 4,205 (11.6%)Nevada_cell_6_3_4 4,471 (12.5%)Nevada_cell_6_3_5 4,564 (12.8%)Nevada_cell_6_3_6
AsianNevada_cell_6_4_0 3,097 (8.8%)Nevada_cell_6_4_1 3,145 (8.8%)Nevada_cell_6_4_2 3,337 (9.2%)Nevada_cell_6_4_3 2,666 (7.3%)Nevada_cell_6_4_4 2,685 (7.5%)Nevada_cell_6_4_5 2,613 (7.3%)Nevada_cell_6_4_6
Pacific IslanderNevada_cell_6_5_0 ...Nevada_cell_6_5_1 ...Nevada_cell_6_5_2 ...Nevada_cell_6_5_3 308 (0.8%)Nevada_cell_6_5_4 322 (0.9%)Nevada_cell_6_5_5 340 (1.0%)Nevada_cell_6_5_6
American IndianNevada_cell_6_6_0 425 (1.2%)Nevada_cell_6_6_1 475 (1.3%)Nevada_cell_6_6_2 510 (1.4%)Nevada_cell_6_6_3 303 (0.8%)Nevada_cell_6_6_4 305 (0.9%)Nevada_cell_6_6_5 280 (0.8%)Nevada_cell_6_6_6
Hispanic (of any race)Nevada_cell_6_7_0 12,718 (36.3%)Nevada_cell_6_7_1 13,006 (36.3%)Nevada_cell_6_7_2 13,225 (36.4%)Nevada_cell_6_7_3 13,391 (36.9%)Nevada_cell_6_7_4 13,176 (36.8%)Nevada_cell_6_7_5 13,307 (37.3%)Nevada_cell_6_7_6
Total NevadaNevada_cell_6_8_0 35,030 (100%)Nevada_cell_6_8_1 35,861 (100%)Nevada_cell_6_8_2 36,298 (100%)Nevada_cell_6_8_3 36,260 (100%)Nevada_cell_6_8_4 35,756 (100%)Nevada_cell_6_8_5 35,682 (100%)Nevada_cell_6_8_6


  • Since 2016, data for births of White Hispanic origin are not collected, but included in one Hispanic group; persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.Nevada_item_1_0

Settlements Nevada_section_8

A small percentage of Nevada's population lives in rural areas. Nevada_sentence_128

The culture of these places differs significantly from major metropolitan areas. Nevada_sentence_129

People in these rural counties tend to be native Nevada residents, unlike in the Las Vegas and Reno areas, where the vast majority of the population was born in another state. Nevada_sentence_130

The rural population is also less diverse in terms of race and ethnicity. Nevada_sentence_131

Mining plays an important role in the economies of the rural counties, with tourism being less prominent. Nevada_sentence_132

Ranching also has a long tradition in rural Nevada. Nevada_sentence_133

Locations by GDP per capita Nevada_section_9

Religion Nevada_section_10

Church attendance in Nevada is among the lowest of all U.S. states. Nevada_sentence_134

In a 2009 Gallup poll only 30% of Nevadans said they attended church weekly or almost weekly, compared to 42% of all Americans (only four states were found to have a lower attendance rate than Nevada's). Nevada_sentence_135

Major religious affiliations of the people of Nevada are: Protestant 35%, no religion 28%, Roman Catholic 25%, Latter-day Saint 4%, Jewish 2%, Hindu less than 1%, Buddhist 0.5% and Islam less than 0.1%. Nevada_sentence_136

Parts of Nevada (in the eastern parts of the state) are situated in the Mormon Corridor. Nevada_sentence_137

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Roman Catholic Church with 451,070; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 175,149; and the Southern Baptist Convention with 45,535; Buddhist congregations 14,727; Baháʼí Faith 1,723; and Muslim 1,700. Nevada_sentence_138

The Jewish community is represented by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and Chabad. Nevada_sentence_139

Economy Nevada_section_11

See also: Nevada locations by per capita income Nevada_sentence_140

The economy of Nevada is tied to tourism (especially entertainment and gambling related), mining, and cattle ranching. Nevada_sentence_141

Nevada's industrial outputs are tourism, entertainment, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, and electric equipment. Nevada_sentence_142

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates Nevada's total state product in 2018 was $170 billion. Nevada_sentence_143

The state's per capita personal income in 2018 was $43,820, ranking 35th in the nation. Nevada_sentence_144

Nevada's state debt in 2012 was calculated to be $7.5 billion, or $3,100 per taxpayer. Nevada_sentence_145

As of December 2014, the state's unemployment rate was 6.8%. Nevada_sentence_146

The economy of Nevada has long been tied to vice industries. Nevada_sentence_147

"[Nevada was] founded on mining and refounded on sin – beginning with prizefighting and easy divorce a century ago and later extending to gaming and prostitution", said the August 21, 2010 issue of The Economist. Nevada_sentence_148

Mining Nevada_section_12

In portions of the state outside of the Las Vegas and Reno metropolitan areas mining plays a major economic role. Nevada_sentence_149

By value, gold is by far the most important mineral mined. Nevada_sentence_150

In 2004, 6,800,000 ounces (190,000,000 g) of gold worth $2.84 billion were mined in Nevada, and the state accounted for 8.7% of world gold production (see Gold mining in Nevada). Nevada_sentence_151

Silver is a distant second, with 10,300,000 ounces (290,000,000 g) worth $69 million mined in 2004 (see Silver mining in Nevada). Nevada_sentence_152

Other minerals mined in Nevada include construction aggregates, copper, gypsum, diatomite and lithium. Nevada_sentence_153

Despite its rich deposits, the cost of mining in Nevada is generally high, and output is very sensitive to world commodity prices. Nevada_sentence_154

Cattle ranching Nevada_section_13

Cattle ranching is a major economic activity in rural Nevada. Nevada_sentence_155

Nevada's agricultural outputs are cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions, and potatoes. Nevada_sentence_156

As of January 1, 2006, there were an estimated 500,000 head of cattle and 70,000 head of sheep in Nevada. Nevada_sentence_157

Most of these animals forage on rangeland in the summer, with supplemental feed in the winter. Nevada_sentence_158

Calves are generally shipped to out-of-state feedlots in the fall to be fattened for the market. Nevada_sentence_159

Over 90% of Nevada's 484,000 acres (196,000 ha) of cropland is used to grow hay, mostly alfalfa, for livestock feed. Nevada_sentence_160

Largest employers Nevada_section_14

The largest employers in the state, as of the first fiscal quarter of 2011, are the following, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation: Nevada_sentence_161


RankNevada_header_cell_7_0_0 EmployerNevada_header_cell_7_0_1
1Nevada_cell_7_1_0 Clark County School DistrictNevada_cell_7_1_1
2Nevada_cell_7_2_0 Washoe County School DistrictNevada_cell_7_2_1
3Nevada_cell_7_3_0 Clark CountyNevada_cell_7_3_1
4Nevada_cell_7_4_0 Wynn Las VegasNevada_cell_7_4_1
5Nevada_cell_7_5_0 Bellagio LLCNevada_cell_7_5_1
6Nevada_cell_7_6_0 MGM Grand Hotel/CasinoNevada_cell_7_6_1
7Nevada_cell_7_7_0 Aria Resort & Casino LLCNevada_cell_7_7_1
8Nevada_cell_7_8_0 Mandalay Bay Resort and CasinoNevada_cell_7_8_1
9Nevada_cell_7_9_0 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentNevada_cell_7_9_1
10Nevada_cell_7_10_0 Caesars PalaceNevada_cell_7_10_1
11Nevada_cell_7_11_0 University of Nevada, Las VegasNevada_cell_7_11_1
12Nevada_cell_7_12_0 The Venetian Casino ResortNevada_cell_7_12_1
13Nevada_cell_7_13_0 The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasNevada_cell_7_13_1
14Nevada_cell_7_14_0 The Mirage Casino-HotelNevada_cell_7_14_1
15Nevada_cell_7_15_0 University of Nevada, RenoNevada_cell_7_15_1
16Nevada_cell_7_16_0 University Medical Center of Southern NevadaNevada_cell_7_16_1
17Nevada_cell_7_17_0 The Palazzo Casino ResortNevada_cell_7_17_1
18Nevada_cell_7_18_0 Flamingo Las Vegas Operating Company LLCNevada_cell_7_18_1
19Nevada_cell_7_19_0 Encore Las VegasNevada_cell_7_19_1
20Nevada_cell_7_20_0 Luxor Las VegasNevada_cell_7_20_1

Infrastructure Nevada_section_15

Transportation Nevada_section_16

Amtrak's California Zephyr train uses the Union Pacific's original transcontinental railroad line in daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California, serving Elko, Winnemucca, and Reno. Nevada_sentence_162

Las Vegas has had no passenger train service since Amtrak's Desert Wind was discontinued in 1997. Nevada_sentence_163

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoaches provide connecting service from Las Vegas to trains at Needles, California, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield, California; and from Stateline, Nevada, to Sacramento, California. Nevada_sentence_164

There have been a number of proposals to re-introduce service to either Los Angeles or Southern California. Nevada_sentence_165

The Union Pacific Railroad has some railroads in the north and south of Nevada. Nevada_sentence_166

Greyhound Lines provide some bus service to the state. Nevada_sentence_167

Interstate 15 (I-15) passes through the southern tip of the state, serving Las Vegas and other communities. Nevada_sentence_168

I-215 and I-515 also serve the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_169

I-80 crosses through the northern part of Nevada, roughly following the path of the Humboldt River from Utah in the east and the Truckee River westward through Reno into California. Nevada_sentence_170

It has a spur route, I-580. Nevada_sentence_171

Nevada also is served by several U.S. highways: US 6, US 50, US 93, US 95 and US 395. Nevada_sentence_172

There are also 189 Nevada state routes. Nevada_sentence_173

Many of Nevada's counties have a system of county routes as well, though many are not signed or paved in rural areas. Nevada_sentence_174

Nevada is one of a few states in the U.S. that do not have a continuous interstate highway linking its two major population centers – the road connection between the Las Vegas and Reno areas is a combination of several different Interstate and U.S. highways. Nevada_sentence_175

The Interstate 11 proposed routing may eventually remedy this. Nevada_sentence_176

The state is one of just a few in the country to allow semi-trailer trucks with three trailers – what might be called a "road train" in Australia. Nevada_sentence_177

But American versions are usually smaller, in part because they must ascend and descend some fairly steep mountain passes. Nevada_sentence_178

RTC Transit is the public transit system in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_179

The agency is the largest transit agency in the state and operates a network of bus service across the Las Vegas Valley, including the use of The Deuce, double-decker buses, on the Las Vegas Strip and several outlying routes. Nevada_sentence_180

RTC RIDE operates a system of local transit bus service throughout the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_181

Other transit systems in the state include Carson City's JAC. Nevada_sentence_182

Most other counties in the state do not have public transportation at all. Nevada_sentence_183

Additionally, a 4-mile (6.4 km) monorail system provides public transportation in the Las Vegas area. Nevada_sentence_184

The Las Vegas Monorail line services several casino properties and the Las Vegas Convention Center on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip, running near Paradise Road, with a possible future extension to McCarran International Airport. Nevada_sentence_185

Several hotels also run their own monorail lines between each other, which are typically several blocks in length. Nevada_sentence_186

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the busiest airport serving Nevada. Nevada_sentence_187

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (formerly known as the Reno Cannon International Airport) is the other major airport in the state. Nevada_sentence_188

Energy Nevada_section_17

Nevada has had a thriving solar energy sector. Nevada_sentence_189

An independent study in 2013 concluded that solar users created a $36{{nbs}million net benefit. Nevada_sentence_190

However, in December 2015, the Public Utility Commission let the state's only power company, NV Energy, charge higher rates and fees to solar panel users, leading to an immediate collapse of rooftop solar panel use Nevada_sentence_191

In December 1987, Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to designate Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository as the only site to be characterized as a permanent repository for all of the nation's highly radioactive waste. Nevada_sentence_192

Law and government Nevada_section_18

Government Nevada_section_19

Main article: Government of Nevada Nevada_sentence_193

Under the Constitution of the State of Nevada, the powers of the Nevada government are divided among three separate departments: the executive consisting of the governor of Nevada and their cabinet along with the other elected constitutional officers; the legislative consisting of the Nevada Legislature, which includes the Assembly and the Senate; and the judicial consisting of the Supreme Court of Nevada and lower courts. Nevada_sentence_194

The governor is the chief magistrate of Nevada, the head of the executive department of the state's government, and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. Nevada_sentence_195

The current governor is Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. Nevada_sentence_196

The Nevada Legislature is a bicameral body divided into an Assembly and Senate. Nevada_sentence_197

Members of the Assembly serve two years, and members of the Senate serve four years. Nevada_sentence_198

Both houses of the Nevada Legislature will be impacted by term limits starting in 2010, as senators and assemblymen/women will be limited to a maximum of twelve years in each house (by appointment or election which is a lifetime limit) – a provision of the constitution which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court of Nevada in a unanimous decision. Nevada_sentence_199

Each session of the legislature meets for a constitutionally mandated 120 days in every odd-numbered year, or longer if the governor calls a special session. Nevada_sentence_200

On December 18, 2018, Nevada became the first in the United States with a female majority in its legislature. Nevada_sentence_201

Women hold nine of the 21 seats in the Nevada Senate, and 23 of the 42 seats in the Nevada Assembly. Nevada_sentence_202

The Supreme Court of Nevada is the state supreme court and the head of the Nevada Judiciary. Nevada_sentence_203

Original jurisdiction is divided between the district courts (with general jurisdiction), and justice courts and municipal courts (both of limited jurisdiction). Nevada_sentence_204

Appeals from District Courts are made directly to the Nevada Supreme Court, which under a deflective model of jurisdiction, has the discretion to send cases to the Court of Appeals for final resolution. Nevada_sentence_205

Incorporated towns in Nevada, known as cities, are given the authority to legislate anything not prohibited by law. Nevada_sentence_206

A recent movement has begun to permit home rule to incorporate Nevada cities to give them more flexibility and fewer restrictions from the Legislature. Nevada_sentence_207

Town Boards for unincorporated towns are limited local governments created by either the local county commission, or by referendum, and form a purely advisory role and in no way diminish the responsibilities of the county commission that creates them. Nevada_sentence_208

State agencies Nevada_section_20

Law Nevada_section_21

In 1900, Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers. Nevada_sentence_209

Historian Lawrence Friedman has explained what happened next: Nevada_sentence_210

With the advent of air conditioning for summertime use and Southern Nevada's mild winters, the fortunes of the state began to turn around, as it did for Arizona, making these two states the fastest growing in the Union. Nevada_sentence_211

Prostitution Nevada_section_22

See also: Prostitution in Nevada Nevada_sentence_212

Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal – in a licensed brothel in a county which has specifically voted to permit it. Nevada_sentence_213

It is illegal in larger jurisdictions such as Clark County (which contains Las Vegas), Washoe County (which contains Reno), and the independent city of Carson City. Nevada_sentence_214

Divorce Nevada_section_23

Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that before the no-fault divorce revolution in the 1970s, divorces were difficult to obtain in the United States. Nevada_sentence_215

Already having legalized gambling and prostitution, Nevada continued the trend of boosting its profile by adopting one of the most liberal divorce statutes in the nation. Nevada_sentence_216

This resulted in Williams v. North Carolina (1942), 317 U.S. Nevada_sentence_217

(1942), in which the U.S. Nevada_sentence_218 Supreme Court ruled North Carolina had to give "full faith and credit" to a Nevada divorce. Nevada_sentence_219

The Court modified its decision in Williams v. North Carolina (1945), 325 U.S. Nevada_sentence_220

(1945), by holding a state need not recognize a Nevada divorce unless one of the parties was domiciled there at the time the divorce was granted and the forum state was entitled to make its own determination. Nevada_sentence_221

As of 2009, Nevada's divorce rate was above the national average. Nevada_sentence_222

Taxes Nevada_section_24

Nevada's tax laws are intended to draw new residents and businesses to the state. Nevada_sentence_223

Nevada has no personal income tax or corporate income tax. Nevada_sentence_224

Since Nevada does not collect income data it cannot share such information with the federal government, the IRS. Nevada_sentence_225

The state sales tax (similar to VAT or GST) in Nevada is variable depending upon the county. Nevada_sentence_226

The statewide tax rate is 6.85%, with five counties (Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, and Mineral) charging this amount. Nevada_sentence_227

Counties may impose additional rates via voter approval or through approval of the state legislature; therefore, the applicable sales tax varies by county from 6.85% to 8.375% (Clark County). Nevada_sentence_228

Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, imposes four separate county option taxes in addition to the statewide rate: 0.25% for flood control, 0.50% for mass transit, 0.25% for infrastructure, and 0.25% for more cops. Nevada_sentence_229

In Washoe County, which includes Reno, the sales tax rate is 7.725%, due to county option rates for flood control, the ReTRAC train trench project, and mass transit, and an additional county rate approved under the Local Government Tax Act of 1991. Nevada_sentence_230

The minimum Nevada sales tax rate changed on July 1, 2009. Nevada_sentence_231

The lodging tax rate in unincorporated Clark County, which includes the Las Vegas Strip, is 12%. Nevada_sentence_232

Within the boundaries of the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson, the lodging tax rate is 13%. Nevada_sentence_233

Corporations such as Apple Inc. allegedly have set up investment companies and funds in Nevada to avoid paying taxes. Nevada_sentence_234

Gay rights Nevada_section_25

Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Nevada Nevada_sentence_235

In 2009, the Nevada Legislature passed a bill creating a domestic partnership registry which enables gay couples to enjoy the same rights as married couples. Nevada_sentence_236

In June 2015, gay marriage became legal in Nevada. Nevada_sentence_237

Incorporation Nevada_section_26

Nevada provides a friendly environment for the formation of corporations, and many (especially California) businesses have incorporated in Nevada to take advantage of the benefits of the Nevada statute. Nevada_sentence_238

Nevada corporations offer great flexibility to the Board of Directors and simplify or avoid many of the rules that are cumbersome to business managers in some other states. Nevada_sentence_239

In addition, Nevada has no franchise tax, although it does require businesses to have a license for which the business has to pay the state. Nevada_sentence_240

Financial institutions Nevada_section_27

Similarly, many U.S. states have usury laws limiting the amount of interest a lender can charge, but federal law allows corporations to 'import' these laws from their home state. Nevada_sentence_241

Alcohol and other drugs Nevada_section_28

See also: Alcohol laws of Nevada and Cannabis in Nevada Nevada_sentence_242

Nevada has very liberal alcohol laws. Nevada_sentence_243

Bars are permitted to remain open 24 hours, with no "last call". Nevada_sentence_244

Liquor stores, convenience stores and supermarkets may also sell alcohol 24 hours per day and may sell beer, wine and spirits. Nevada_sentence_245

In 2016, Nevada voters approved Question 2, which legalized the possession, transportation and cultivation of personal use amounts of marijuana for adults age 21 years and older, and authorized the creation of a regulated market for the sale of marijuana to adults age 21 years and older through state-licensed retail outlets. Nevada_sentence_246

Nevada voters had previously approved medical marijuana in 2000, but rejected marijuana legalization in a similar referendum in 2006. Nevada_sentence_247

Marijuana in all forms remains illegal under federal law. Nevada_sentence_248

Aside from cannabis legalization, non-alcohol drug laws are a notable exception to Nevada's otherwise libertarian principles. Nevada_sentence_249

It is notable for having the harshest penalties for drug offenders in the country. Nevada_sentence_250

Nevada remains the only state to still use mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for possession of drugs. Nevada_sentence_251

Smoking Nevada_section_29

Nevada voters enacted a smoking ban ("The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act") in November 2006 which became effective on December 8, 2006. Nevada_sentence_252

It outlaws smoking in most workplaces and public places. Nevada_sentence_253

Smoking is permitted in bars, but only if the bar serves no food, or the bar is inside a larger casino. Nevada_sentence_254

Smoking is also permitted in casinos, certain hotel rooms, tobacco shops, and brothels. Nevada_sentence_255

However, some businesses do not obey this law and the government tends not to enforce it. Nevada_sentence_256

In 2011, smoking restrictions in Nevada were relaxed for certain places which allow only people 21 or older inside. Nevada_sentence_257

Crime Nevada_section_30

In 2006, the crime rate in Nevada was about 24% higher than the national average rate, though crime has since decreased. Nevada_sentence_258

Property crimes accounted for about 85% of the total crime rate in Nevada, which was 21% higher than the national rate. Nevada_sentence_259

The remaining 20.3% were violent crimes. Nevada_sentence_260

A complete listing of crime data in the state for 2013 can be found here: Nevada_sentence_261

Politics Nevada_section_31

See also: Political party strength in Nevada Nevada_sentence_262


Nevada registered voters as of January 2020Nevada_table_caption_8
PartyNevada_header_cell_8_0_0 Number of VotersNevada_header_cell_8_0_2 PercentageNevada_header_cell_8_0_3
Nevada_cell_8_1_0 DemocraticNevada_cell_8_1_1 698,044Nevada_cell_8_1_2 38.2%Nevada_cell_8_1_3
Nevada_cell_8_2_0 RepublicanNevada_cell_8_2_1 587,198Nevada_cell_8_2_2 32.1%Nevada_cell_8_2_3
Nevada_cell_8_3_0 NonpartisanNevada_cell_8_3_1 423,911Nevada_cell_8_3_2 23.2%Nevada_cell_8_3_3
Nevada_cell_8_4_0 Independent AmericanNevada_cell_8_4_1 82,406Nevada_cell_8_4_2 5.0%Nevada_cell_8_4_3
Nevada_cell_8_5_0 LibertarianNevada_cell_8_5_1 19,011Nevada_cell_8_5_2 1.0%Nevada_cell_8_5_3
OtherNevada_cell_8_6_0 16,816Nevada_cell_8_6_2 1.0%Nevada_cell_8_6_3
TotalNevada_header_cell_8_7_0 1,827,386Nevada_header_cell_8_7_2 100%Nevada_header_cell_8_7_3

State politics Nevada_section_32

National politics Nevada_section_33

See also: United States presidential elections in Nevada Nevada_sentence_263

Nevada has voted for the winner in nearly every presidential election from 1912 to 2020, the only exceptions being 1976 when it voted for Gerald Ford over Jimmy Carter and 2016 when the state was carried by Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Nevada_sentence_264

This includes Nevada supporting Democrats John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960 and 1964, respectively. Nevada_sentence_265

Republican Richard Nixon in 1968 and in 1972, Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980 and in 1984, Republican George H.W. Nevada_sentence_266

Bush in 1988, Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, Republican George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and Democrat Barack Obama winning the state in both 2008 and 2012, as well as Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Nevada_sentence_267

This gives the state status as a political bellwether. Nevada_sentence_268

From 1912 to 2020, Nevada has been carried by the presidential victor the most out of any state (27 of 29 elections). Nevada_sentence_269

In 2016, Nevada lost its bellwether status briefly when it narrowly cast its votes for Hillary Clinton. Nevada_sentence_270

Nevada regained it when Biden won in 2020. Nevada_sentence_271

Nevada has been carried by the winner of every presidential election since its first in 1864, only being carried by the defeated candidate eight times since statehood. Nevada_sentence_272

It was one of only three states won by John F. Kennedy in the American West in the election of 1960, albeit narrowly. Nevada_sentence_273

Hillary Clinton narrowly defeated Trump in Nevada in 2016, winning 47.92% of votes to Trump's 45.5%. Nevada_sentence_274

The state's U.S. Nevada_sentence_275

Senators are Democrats Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen. Nevada_sentence_276

The Governorship is held by Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. Nevada_sentence_277

Elections Nevada_section_34

Main article: Elections in Nevada Nevada_sentence_278

Nevada is the only U.S. state to have a none of the above option available on its ballots. Nevada_sentence_279

Officially called None of These Candidates, the option was first added to the ballot in 1975 and is used in all statewide elections, including president, US Senate and all state constitutional positions. Nevada_sentence_280

In the event "None of These Candidates" receives a plurality of votes in the election, the candidate with the next-highest total is elected. Nevada_sentence_281

Education Nevada_section_35

Education in Nevada is achieved through public and private elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as colleges and universities. Nevada_sentence_282

A May 2015 educational reform law expanded school choice options to 450,000 Nevada students who are at up to 185% of the federal poverty level. Nevada_sentence_283

Education savings accounts (ESAs) are enabled by the new law to help pay the tuition for private schools. Nevada_sentence_284

Alternatively, families "can use funds in these accounts to also pay for textbooks and tutoring". Nevada_sentence_285

Approximately 86.9% of Nevada high school students graduate, putting it below the national average of 88.3%. Nevada_sentence_286

Public school districts Nevada_section_36

Public school districts in Nevada include: Nevada_sentence_287

Colleges and universities Nevada_section_37

Research institutes Nevada_section_38


The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame provides educational resources and promotes the aerospace and aviation history of the state. Nevada_sentence_288

Parks and recreation areas Nevada_section_39

Recreation areas maintained by the federal government Nevada_section_40

Northern Nevada Nevada_section_41


Southern Nevada Nevada_section_42


Wilderness Nevada_section_43

Further information: List of wilderness areas in Nevada Nevada_sentence_289

There are 68 designated wilderness areas in Nevada, protecting some 6,579,014 acres (2,662,433 ha) under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, U.S. Nevada_sentence_290 Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management. Nevada_sentence_291

State parks Nevada_section_44

Further information: List of Nevada state parks Nevada_sentence_292

The Nevada state parks comprise protected areas managed by the state of Nevada, including state parks, state historic sites, and state recreation areas. Nevada_sentence_293

There are 24 state park units, including Van Sickle Bi-State Park which opened in July 2011 and is operated in partnership with the state of California. Nevada_sentence_294

Culture Nevada_section_45

Entertainment and tourism Nevada_section_46

Resort areas like Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Laughlin attract visitors from around the nation and world. Nevada_sentence_295

In FY08 their 266 casinos (not counting ones with annual revenue under a million dollars) brought in $12 billion in gaming revenue and another $13 billion in non-gaming revenue. Nevada_sentence_296

A review of gaming statistics can be found at Nevada gaming area. Nevada_sentence_297

Nevada has by far the most hotel rooms per capita in the United States. Nevada_sentence_298

According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, there were 187,301 rooms in 584 hotels (of 15 or more rooms). Nevada_sentence_299

The state is ranked just below California, Texas, Florida, and New York in the total number of rooms, but those states have much larger populations. Nevada_sentence_300

Nevada has one hotel room for every 14 residents, far above the national average of one hotel room per 67 residents. Nevada_sentence_301

Prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada in licensed brothels, but only counties with populations under 400,000 have the option to legalize it. Nevada_sentence_302

Although prostitution is not a major part of the Nevada economy, employing roughly 300 women as independent contractors, it is a very visible endeavor. Nevada_sentence_303

Of the 14 counties permitted to legalize prostitution under state law, eight have chosen to legalize brothels. Nevada_sentence_304

State law prohibits prostitution in Clark County (which contains Las Vegas), and Washoe County (which contains Reno). Nevada_sentence_305

However, prostitution is legal in Storey County, which is part of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area. Nevada_sentence_306

Sports Nevada_section_47

See also: Las Vegas § Sports; Sports in the Las Vegas metropolitan area; Reno, Nevada § Sports; and Henderson, Nevada § Sports Nevada_sentence_307

The Las Vegas Valley is home to the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League who began to play in the 2017–18 NHL season at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League who began play at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in 2020 after moving from Oakland, California, and the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA who began playing in 2018 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Nevada_sentence_308

The team moved from San Antonio. Nevada_sentence_309

Nevada takes pride in college sports, most notably its college football. Nevada_sentence_310

College teams in the state include the Nevada Wolf Pack (representing the University of Nevada, Reno) and the UNLV Rebels (representing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas), both in the Mountain West Conference (MW). Nevada_sentence_311

UNLV is most remembered for its men's basketball program, which experienced its height of supremacy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Nevada_sentence_312

Coached by Jerry Tarkanian, the Runnin' Rebels became one of the most elite programs in the country. Nevada_sentence_313

In 1990, UNLV won the Men's Division I Championship by defeating Duke 103–73, which set tournament records for most points scored by a team and largest margin of victory in the national title game. Nevada_sentence_314

In 1991, UNLV finished the regular season undefeated, a feat that would not be matched in Division I men's basketball for more than 20 years. Nevada_sentence_315

Forward Larry Johnson won several awards, including the Naismith Award. Nevada_sentence_316

UNLV reached the Final Four yet again, but lost their national semifinal against Duke 79–77. Nevada_sentence_317

The Runnin' Rebels were the Associated Press pre-season No. Nevada_sentence_318

1 back to back (1989–90, 1990–91). Nevada_sentence_319

North Carolina is the only other team to accomplish that (2007–08, 2008–09). Nevada_sentence_320

The state's involvement in major-college sports is not limited to its local schools. Nevada_sentence_321

In the 21st century, the Las Vegas area has become a significant regional center for college basketball conference tournaments. Nevada_sentence_322

The MW, West Coast Conference, and Western Athletic Conference all hold their men's and women's tournaments in the area, and the Pac-12 holds its men's tournament there as well. Nevada_sentence_323

The Big Sky Conference, after decades of holding its men's and women's conference tournaments at campus sites, began holding both tournaments in Reno in 2016. Nevada_sentence_324

Las Vegas has hosted several professional boxing matches, most recently at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with bouts such as Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield, Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao and at the newer T-Mobile Arena with Canelo Álvarez vs. Amir Khan. Nevada_sentence_325

Along with significant rises in popularity in mixed martial arts (MMA), a number of fight leagues such as the UFC have taken interest in Las Vegas as a primary event location due to the number of suitable host venues. Nevada_sentence_326

The Mandalay Bay Events Center and MGM Grand Garden Arena are among some of the more popular venues for fighting events such as MMA and have hosted several UFC and other MMA title fights. Nevada_sentence_327

The city has held the most UFC events with 86 events. Nevada_sentence_328

The state is also home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which hosts NASCAR's Pennzoil 400 and South Point 400. Nevada_sentence_329

Two venues in the immediate Las Vegas area host major annual events in rodeo. Nevada_sentence_330

The Thomas & Mack Center, built for UNLV men's basketball, hosts the National Finals Rodeo. Nevada_sentence_331

The PBR World Finals, operated by the bull riding-only Professional Bull Riders, was also held at the Thomas & Mack Center before moving to T-Mobile Arena in 2016. Nevada_sentence_332

The state is also home to one of the most famous tennis players of all time, Andre Agassi, and current baseball superstar Bryce Harper. Nevada_sentence_333

List of teams Nevada_section_48

Major professional teams Nevada_section_49


TeamNevada_header_cell_9_0_0 SportNevada_header_cell_9_0_1 LeagueNevada_header_cell_9_0_2 Venue (capacity)Nevada_header_cell_9_0_3 EstablishedNevada_header_cell_9_0_4 TitlesNevada_header_cell_9_0_5
Las Vegas RaidersNevada_header_cell_9_1_0 FootballNevada_cell_9_1_1 NFLNevada_cell_9_1_2 Allegiant Stadium (65,000)Nevada_cell_9_1_3 2020Nevada_cell_9_1_4 3Nevada_cell_9_1_5
Vegas Golden KnightsNevada_header_cell_9_2_0 Ice hockeyNevada_cell_9_2_1 NHLNevada_cell_9_2_2 T-Mobile Arena (17,500)Nevada_cell_9_2_3 2017Nevada_cell_9_2_4 0Nevada_cell_9_2_5
Las Vegas AcesNevada_header_cell_9_3_0 Women's basketballNevada_cell_9_3_1 WNBANevada_cell_9_3_2 Mandalay Bay Events Center (12,000)Nevada_cell_9_3_3 2018Nevada_cell_9_3_4 0Nevada_cell_9_3_5
Minor professional teams Nevada_section_50


TeamNevada_header_cell_10_0_0 SportNevada_header_cell_10_0_1 LeagueNevada_header_cell_10_0_2 Venue (capacity)Nevada_header_cell_10_0_3 EstablishedNevada_header_cell_10_0_4 TitlesNevada_header_cell_10_0_5
Las Vegas AviatorsNevada_header_cell_10_1_0 BaseballNevada_cell_10_1_1 MiLB (AAAPCL)Nevada_cell_10_1_2 Las Vegas Ballpark (10,000)Nevada_cell_10_1_3 1983Nevada_cell_10_1_4 2Nevada_cell_10_1_5
Reno AcesNevada_header_cell_10_2_0 Greater Nevada Field (9,013)Nevada_cell_10_2_1 2009Nevada_cell_10_2_2 2Nevada_cell_10_2_3
Henderson Silver KnightsNevada_header_cell_10_3_0 Ice hockeyNevada_cell_10_3_1 AHLNevada_cell_10_3_2 Orleans Arena (7,773)

Henderson Event Center (6,019)Nevada_cell_10_3_3

2020Nevada_cell_10_3_4 0Nevada_cell_10_3_5
Las Vegas Lights FCNevada_header_cell_10_4_0 SoccerNevada_cell_10_4_1 USLCNevada_cell_10_4_2 Cashman Field (9,334)Nevada_cell_10_4_3 2018Nevada_cell_10_4_4 0Nevada_cell_10_4_5
Nevada StormNevada_header_cell_10_5_0 Women's footballNevada_cell_10_5_1 WFANevada_cell_10_5_2 Damonte Ranch High School (N/A)

Fernley High School (N/A) Galena High School (N/A)Nevada_cell_10_5_3

2008Nevada_cell_10_5_4 0Nevada_cell_10_5_5
Sin City TrojansNevada_header_cell_10_6_0 Desert Pines High School (N/A)Nevada_cell_10_6_1 0Nevada_cell_10_6_2
Las Vegas Knights SCNevada_header_cell_10_7_0 Indoor soccerNevada_cell_10_7_1 M2Nevada_cell_10_7_2 Las Vegas SportsPark (N/A)Nevada_cell_10_7_3 2017Nevada_cell_10_7_4 0Nevada_cell_10_7_5
Amateur teams Nevada_section_51


TeamNevada_header_cell_11_0_0 SportNevada_header_cell_11_0_1 LeagueNevada_header_cell_11_0_2 Venue (capacity)Nevada_header_cell_11_0_3 EstablishedNevada_header_cell_11_0_4 TitlesNevada_header_cell_11_0_5
Vegas JestersNevada_header_cell_11_1_0 Ice hockeyNevada_cell_11_1_1 MWHLNevada_cell_11_1_2 City National Arena (600)Nevada_cell_11_1_3 2012Nevada_cell_11_1_4 0Nevada_cell_11_1_5
Las Vegas ThunderbirdsNevada_header_cell_11_2_0 USPHLNevada_cell_11_2_1 2019Nevada_cell_11_2_2 0Nevada_cell_11_2_3
Las Vegas LegendsNevada_header_cell_11_3_0 SoccerNevada_cell_11_3_1 NPSLNevada_cell_11_3_2 Peter Johann Memorial Field (2,500)Nevada_cell_11_3_3 2021Nevada_cell_11_3_4 0Nevada_cell_11_3_5
Nevada Coyotes FCNevada_header_cell_11_4_0 UPSLNevada_cell_11_4_1 Rio Vista Sports Complex (N/A)Nevada_cell_11_4_2 2016Nevada_cell_11_4_3 0Nevada_cell_11_4_4
College teams Nevada_section_52


SchoolNevada_header_cell_12_0_0 TeamNevada_header_cell_12_0_1 LeagueNevada_header_cell_12_0_2 DivisionNevada_header_cell_12_0_3 ConferenceNevada_header_cell_12_0_4
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada_cell_12_1_0 UNLV RebelsNevada_header_cell_12_1_1 NCAANevada_cell_12_1_2 NCAA Division INevada_cell_12_1_3 Mountain WestNevada_cell_12_1_4
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)Nevada_cell_12_2_0 Nevada Wolf PackNevada_header_cell_12_2_1
College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada_cell_12_3_0 CSN CoyotesNevada_header_cell_12_3_1 NJCAANevada_cell_12_3_2 NJCAA Division INevada_cell_12_3_3 Scenic WestNevada_cell_12_3_4
Western Nevada College (WNC)Nevada_cell_12_4_0 WNC WildcatsNevada_header_cell_12_4_1

Military Nevada_section_53

Several United States Navy ships have been named USS Nevada in honor of the state. Nevada_sentence_334

They include: Nevada_sentence_335


Area 51 is near Groom Lake, a dry salt lake bed. Nevada_sentence_336

The much smaller Creech Air Force Base is in Indian Springs, Nevada; Hawthorne Army Depot in Hawthorne; the Tonopah Test Range near Tonopah; and Nellis AFB in the northeast part of the Las Vegas Valley. Nevada_sentence_337

Naval Air Station Fallon in Fallon; NSAWC, (pronounced "EN-SOCK") in western Nevada. Nevada_sentence_338

NSAWC consolidated three Command Centers into a single Command Structure under a flag officer on July 11, 1996. Nevada_sentence_339

The Naval Strike Warfare Center (STRIKE "U") based at NAS Fallon since 1984, was joined with the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (TOPDOME) which both moved from NAS Miramar as a result of a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision in 1993 which transferred that installation back to the Marine Corps as MCAS Miramar. Nevada_sentence_340

The Seahawk Weapon School was added in 1998 to provide tactical training for Navy helicopters. Nevada_sentence_341

These bases host a number of activities including the Joint Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of Excellence, the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Nevada Test and Training Range, Red Flag, the U.S. Nevada_sentence_342 Air Force Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force Warfare Center, the United States Air Force Weapons School, and the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. Nevada_sentence_343

State symbols Nevada_section_54

See also Nevada_section_55


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