Nevada: Profile

Government 
Governor:Brian Sandoval (R)
Treasurer:Dan Schwartz (R)
Senators:Dean Heller (R)
Harry Reid (D)
Entered Union:October 31, 1864
U.S. Representatives:3
Area 
Total Area286,380 km2 / 110,572 mi2
Land Area284,332 km2 / 109,781 mi2
Water Area2,048 km2 / 791 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.72 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -8
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -7
Weather 
Record High Temperature125°F / 52°C , Laughlin (June 29, 1994)
Record Low Temperature-50°F / -46°C , San Jacinto (January 8, 1937)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$132 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$42,539 (2014)
Population 
Population2,723,322 (2011)
Under 19 Population736,328 / 27.3% (2010)
65 and older Population324,359 / 12% (2010)
Male Population1,363,616 / 50.5% (2010)
Female Population1,336,935 / 49.5% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 650,338 (2007)
Net International Immigration 10,969 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)14.2 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)15.8% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Las Vegas596,424
Henderson265,679
Reno231,027
Employment 
Employment 1,265,400 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$750 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)7.3% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$3,189 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$3,646 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$1,620 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$40,742 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$17 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$31,311 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,333 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)85.1% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)23.1% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)7.9% (2014)
Largest Universities  
College of Southern Nevada
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Nevada-Reno
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)38,567 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)33.85% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 49 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
BVUBoulder City MunicipalBoulder City
EKOElko RegionalElko
LASMcCarran InternationalLas Vegas
RNOReno/Tahoe InternationalReno
Ports 
Las Vegas
Reno

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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