- State Alias
- Social Demographics
- Metropolitan Areas
- Popular Sports Teams
- Security Companies
- Crime Statistics
- Police Department
- List of Counties
Nevada was the 36th state to enter the United States and did so in 1864. The area was first occupied by trapper and traders. Jedediah Smith and Peter Skene Ogden was among the first group of settlers and moved to the area in the 1820’s. From 1843- 1845, John C Fremont and Kit Carson documented their explorations of the great basin and Sierra Nevada. The U.S purchased the land encompassing Nevada 1848 after the Mexican war. The first settlement that was permanent in the area was a Mormon trading post near what is now Genoa.
Nevada is mostly desert and is still one of the least populated states in the US. It is, however number 7 with regard to geographic size. Carson City is the capital of the state, but the largest, and most famous city is Las Vegas. This city made a name for itself as the gambling capital of the US. Even though other areas of the country have added gambling, Las Vegas is still a hug tourist attraction and recreational area with lots of gambling opportunities. Nevada is also home to the Hoover Dam which became the country’s largest project involving public works. Lake Mead is currently still the largest water reserviour in the country.
Nevada State Alias:
Nevada is called “The Silver State” because of its large silver mine industries. It is also known as “The Sagebrush State” for the wild sage that grows abundantly. Other symbols associated with the state of Nevada include desert bighorn sheep, Indian rice grass, sandstone, and lahontan cutthroat trout.
Nevada’s population is estimated at 2,700,551 with 1,363,616 males, and 1,336,935 females. Nevada ranks number 9 for population density and 35th among the population totals. From 2010 to 2013 Nevada saw a population growth of 3.3%. That is compared to the average in the US of 2.4%. 52% of the population has some Hispanic or Latino heritage with only 1.6% being full blooded American Indian. 19.2% of the population was born in another country.
Industry in Nevada is limited but diverse. The state produces communications equipment, pet food, chemicals, and sprinkler systems. The total value of exports from the state by manufacturers was 6.7 billion in 1997. This was the 3rd highest in the country between 1992 and 1997. Today Nevada’s leading agricultural industry is cattle and crops containing mostly hay, alfalfa, seed, barely, wheat, and potatoes.
One of the key industries is tourism. Las Vegas brings in millions of dollars in revenue and results in more tourists visiting Nevada, than families living in Nevada. Las Vegas has also grown to be a family city providing jobs and industry beyond the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Nevada Social Demographics:
In 2010 the census reported that approximately 13.7% of Nevada’s population were people over the age of 65. With 23.7% of the population under the age of 18, as the population of families has grown. Home ownership is now at 57.8% and that has declined due to the housing market crash in 2008, which hit the state particularly hard. The median household income is at $54,083. About 84.4% of residents graduate with a high school diploma and 22.2% go on to obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Nevada Metropolitan Areas:
Nevada contains 8 metropolitan areas, these include Las-Vegas paradise, Pahrump, Reno-Sparks, Carson City, Fernley Gardnerville Ranchos, Elko, and Fallon. Las Vegas and Reno are famous gambling cities with Las Vegas being the largest city in the state. Carson City is more known for its wild west image and history of the west in the 1800’s.
Nevada Popular Sports Teams:
Nevada does not have any professional sports teams. Yet Nevada is home to the popular league teams which include The Las Vegas 51. Popular college teams include, The UNLV rebels, and the University Of Nevada Wolfpack.
Nevada Home Security Companies:
Nevada Crime Statistics:
In 2010, there were 92,773 total crime that were reported for the year. 42,521 of those were larceny and theft crimes, 5,298 robbery’s, 10,185 motor vehicle theft, 11, 420 cases of aggravated assault, and 158 cases of manslaughter or murder.
Crime Breakdown for Nevada
- 6.08 Violent Crimes per 1,000 Residents
- 28.09 Property Crimes per 1,000 Residents
- Your Chances of being a Victim of Violent Crime in NV is 1 in 165
- Your Chances of being a Victim of Property Crime in NV is 1 in 36
- There are 23 crimes per square mile in NV
- Your Chances of being a Victim of Burglary in NV is 1 in 124
- The NV Burglary Rate is Below the National Average
Nevada Police Department:
In partnership with the people of Nevada the Nevada police department provides services in support of protecting its citizens and visitors by promoting safer communities through crime prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and enforcement. Some services the Nevada state police provides are highway patrol, human resources, general services, investigation, criminal justice assistance, and many more.
- Nevada State Police Website: http://nhp.nv.gov/
- Nevada Amber Alert: http://amberalert.nv.gov/
- Nevada Health & Safety: http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/public-accom/pa-regs.php
Nevada List of Counties:
17. White Pine