Population of Nevada 2021

Population

Nevada had 2,700,551 residents according to the 2010 census. Nevada is the fastest growing US state. Between 2000 and 2003, the population of Nevada grew by 12.2% while the population of the entire United States only increased by 3.3%. Between 1990 and 2000, Nevada’s population grew 66.3% while the population of the entire United States only increased 13.1%. More than two-thirds of Nevada’s population lives in the fast-growing metropolitan area of ​​Las Vegas. When the seats in the House of Representatives were redistributed every ten years based on population, Nevada gained a fourth seat in the US Congress in 2010.

Nevada became a majority-minority state in 2016; that is, white non-Hispanics lost their absolute majority of the population.

Ancestry

According to the 2010 census, Nevada had 2,700,551 residents, of which 66.2% were white, 8.1% African-American, 7.2% Asian-American (including 3.6% Filipino), 1.2% Indian, 0.6% Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders and 12% others. 4.7% came from two or more of the named groups. 26.5% of the total population described themselves as Hispanics or Latinos.

Religion

The religious communities with the largest membership in 2000 were the Catholic Church with 331,844, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) with 116,925 and the Southern Baptist Convention with 40,233 followers. There were 77,100 members in Jewish communities.

Top Counties by Population in Nevada

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per km²)
1 Clark County 2,266,726 110.63
2 Washoe County 471,530 28.71
3 Lyon County 57,521 11.14
4 Carson City 55,927 #VALUE!
5 Elko County 52,789 1.19
6 Douglas County 48,916 26.60
7 Nye County 46,534 0.99
8 Churchill County 24,920 1.95
9 Humboldt County 16,842 0.67
10 White Pine County 9,591 0.42
11 Pershing County 6,736 0.43
12 Lander County 5,543 0.39
13 Lincoln County 5,194 0.19
14 Mineral County 4,516 0.46
15 Storey County 4,134 6.04
16 Eureka County 2,040 0.19
17 Esmeralda County 884 0.10

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