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Nevada Almanac

The Nevada Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Nevada.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Nevada. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 158. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union October 31, 1864
Capital Carson City, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto All For Our Country, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 110,567 square miles Rank among states 7th
Land area 109,806 square miles Rank among states 7th
Water area 761 square miles Rank among states 35th
Greatest distance East to West 318 miles
Greatest distance North to South 478 miles
Highest point 13,140 feet (Boundry Peak) Rank among states 9th
Lowest point 479 feet (Colorado River) Rank among states 36th
Mean elevation 5,500 feet Rank among states 5th
Highest recorded temperature 125 degrees on June 29, 1994 at Laughlin
Lowest recorded temperature -50 degrees on January 8, 1937 at San Jacinto
Highest monthly average temperature 104.5 degrees Rank among states 2nd
Lowest monthly average temperature 19.5 degrees Rank among states 25th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 22 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,998,257 Rank among states 35th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
18.20 Rank among states 43rd
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Las Vegas 478,434 6. Carson City 52,457
2. Reno 180,480 7. Elko 16,708
3. Henderson 175,381 8. Boulder City 14,966
4. North Las Vegas 115,488 9. Mesquite 9,389
5. Sparks 66,346 10. Fallon 7,536
Median age 33.3
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 72.64 Rank among states 44th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 6,180.1 Rank among states 10th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 875.2 Rank among states 10th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 5,304.9 Rank among states 11th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$29,506 Rank among states 15th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$25,245 Rank among states 15th
Median household income (1993) $35,814 Rank among states 10th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Nevada

Encyclopedia of Nevada, by Nancy Capace. 321 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (April 30, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of Nevada contains detailed information on Nevada: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Nevada State Book Store for additional Nevada related books, including Nevada Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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