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State of Nevada

Nevada, abbreviated "NV", is in the Mountain region of the U.S. Its capital is Carson City.

There were 1,998,257 people in Nevada as of the 2000 census.

The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on October 31, 1864.

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Top Nevada College Towns

(The 5 cities and towns with the most colleges.)

Note: Student counts are with available data; actual counts may be higher.

Rank City or Town Colleges Students
1 Henderson Colleges 12 2,867
2 Las Vegas Colleges 7 66,908
3 Reno Colleges 3 29,012
4 Carson Colleges 2 4,919
5 Elko Colleges 1 3,216

Nevada Cities and Towns

City or Town Pop. County
Boulder City 14,966 Clark
Caliente 1,123 Lincoln
Carlin 2,161 Elko
Carson City 52,457 Carson City
Elko 16,708 Elko
Ely 4,041 White Pine
Fallon 7,536 Churchill
Gabbs 318 Nye
Henderson 175,381 Clark
Las Vegas 478,434 Clark
Lovelock 2,003 Pershing
Mesquite 9,389 Clark
North Las Vegas 115,488 Clark
Reno 180,480 Washoe
Sandy Valley 1,804 Clark
Sparks 66,346 Washoe
Stateline 1,215 Douglas
Wells 1,346 Elko
West Wendover 4,721 Elko
Winnemucca 7,174 Humboldt
Yerington 2,883 Lyon
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Nevada Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,998,257 100%
Male 1,018,051 50.9%
Female 980,206 49.1%
Under 18 511,799 25.6%
18+ 1,486,458 74.4%
65+ 218,929 11%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.14
White 1,501,886 75.2%
African-American 135,477 6.8%
Asian 90,266 4.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 26,420 1.3%
Other 159,354 8%
Mixed Race 76,428 3.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 393,970 19.7%
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Nevada National Parks

Great Basin (Park)
Great Basin National Park
Baker, Nevada 89311

Lake Mead (Recreation Area)
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, Nevada 89005

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