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Capital City:
Carson City
State FLower:
Sagebrush
State Bird:
Mountain Bluebird
State #36 Admitted to Union:
October 31, 1864

People Facts Nevada USA
Population, 2010 2,700,551 308,745,538
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.8% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 24.4% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 12.5% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 49.5% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 77.7% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 8.6% 13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 1.6% 1.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 7.7% 5.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 3.7% 2.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 27.1% 16.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 53.6% 63.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 19.3% 12.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 28.2% 20.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 84.3% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 21.8% 27.9%
Veterans, 2006-2010 234,081 22,652,496
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 23.6 25.2
Housing units, 2011 1,183,873 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 60.1% 66.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 29.4% 25.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $254,200 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 979,621 114,235,996
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.65 2.59
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $27,589 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $55,726 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 11.9% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 59,207 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 1,002,956 111,970,095
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 11.1 -1.8
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 177,181 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 221,260 27,092,908
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.9% 7.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.8% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 7.9% 5.7%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 8.1% 8.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 28.6% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 15,735,787 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 19,255,893 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 37,433,983 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $14,579 $12,990
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 28,815,533 613,795,732
Building permits, 2011 6,163 624,061
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 109,781.18 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 24.6 87.4