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Nevada State Census Facts

Nevada Population Facts

Nevada Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 32.30%

Nevada Total population: 2,546,235

Males in Nevada: 1,294,137

Females in Nevada: 1,252,098

Median age in Nevada (years): 35.8

Under 5 years in Nevada: 195,056

18 years and over in Nevada: 1,890,066

65 years and over in Nevada: 285,604

One race in Nevada: 2,466,488

White in Nevada: 1,908,058

Black or African American in Nevada: 187,964

American Indian and Alaska Native: 31,732

Asian in Nevada: 151,659

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 12,416

Some other race in Nevada: 174,659

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Nevada: 79,747

Hispanic or Latino in Nevada (of any race): 635,181

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 37.40%

Foreign born people in Nevada, percent, 2000: 15.80%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 23.10%

High school graduates in Nevada, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 80.70%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Nevada, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 18.20%

Nevada People with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 375,910

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 23.3

Housing units in Nevada, 2008: 1,127,061

Nevada Homeownership rate, 2000: 60.90%

Nevada Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 32.20%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Nevada, 2000: $142,000

Households in Nevada, 2000: 751,165

Nevada People per household, 2000: 2.62

Median household income in Nevada, 2008: $56,432

Nevada Per capita money income, 1999: $21,989

People in Nevada below poverty level, percent, 2008: 11.20%

Nevada Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Nevada, 2007: 62,839

Private nonfarm employment in Nevada, 2007: 1,195,806

Private nonfarm employment in Nevada, percent change 2000-2007: 32.50%

Nonemployer establishments in Nevada, 2007: 174,492

Total number of businesses in Nevada, 2002: 169,505

Black-owned businesses in Nevada, percent, 2002: 2.60%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 1.10%

Asian-owned businesses in Nevada, percent, 2002: 5.20%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Nevada, percent, 2002: 0.20%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Nevada, percent, 2002: 5.70%

Women-owned businesses in Nevada, percent, 2002: 28.10%

Nevada Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 8,466,212

Wholesale trade sales in Nevada, 2002 ($1000): 16,513,814

Retail sales in Nevada, 2002 ($1000): 26,999,899

Retail sales per capita in Nevada, 2002: $12,452

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 19,537,592

Building permits in Nevada, 2008: 14,881

Federal spending in Nevada, 2008: 17,259,856

Nevada Geography Facts

Nevada Land area, 2000 (square miles): 109,825.99

Nevada People per square mile, 2000: 18.2

Nevada Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Nevada Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Nevada: 2.65

Average family size in Nevada: 3.25

Nevada Population 25 years and over: 1,676,453

Civilian veterans in Nevada (civilian population 18 years and over): 232,630

Foreign born in Nevada: 484,537

Male, Now married, except separated in Nevada (population 15 years and over): 506,358

Female, Now married, except separated in Nevada (population 15 years and over): 483,239

Speak a language other than English at home in Nevada (population 5 years and over): 642,235

Nevada Household population: 2,512,862

Nevada Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 1,331,314

Mean travel time to work in minutes in Nevada (workers 16 years and over): 23.8

Median household income in Nevada (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 56,348

Median family income in Nevada (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 65,124

Nevada Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 28,049

Nevada Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Nevada: 1,098,307

Occupied housing units in Nevada: 947,147

Owner-occupied housing units in Nevada: 573,426

Renter-occupied housing units in Nevada: 373,721

Vacant housing units in Nevada: 151,160

Owner-occupied homes in Nevada: 573,426

Median value (dollars): 296,200

With a mortgage in Nevada (dollars): 1,796

Not mortgaged in Nevada (dollars): 431

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Methamphetamine, specifically crystal methamphetamine produced in Mexico and imported into the state, has become the principal drug of concern in Nevada. In addition, cocaine, particularly crack cocaine, is a significant problem in the urban areas of the state. Due to its close proximity to California and its porous border, Nevada often serves as a transshipment point for various drugs to the central and eastern sections of the United States. There has also been a significant increase in deaths attributed to diverted pharmaceuticals. (CY06 had a total of 107 deaths, while just the second half of CY08 had 169 deaths).

The state of Nevada has a severe drug and alcohol problem. Because of this, many specialized drug rehab programs have developed to help those who are struggling with addiction. You may wonder “does drug rehab really work?” Yes! In addition to stopping drug abuse, the goal of treatment is to return people to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and community. According to research that tracks individuals in treatment over extended periods, most people who get into and remain in treatment stop using drugs, decrease their criminal activity, and improve their occupational, social, and psychological functioning.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 186 21 46 119 164
Past Year Marijuana Use 210 29 61 120 181
Past Month Marijuana Use 125 15 34 76 110
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 85 11 23 52 75
Past Year Cocaine Use 49 4 16 28 45
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 127 17 39 71 110
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 763 71 64 627 691
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 17 9 6 1 7
Past Month Alcohol Use 1,071 31 146 894 1,040
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 499 21 95 384 479
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
882 82 86 714 800
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 79 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 55 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 612 25 100 487 587
Past Month Cigarette Use 555 21 90 444 533
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
1,490 147 173 1,170 1,343
Illicit Drug Dependence 38 5 14 19 33
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 56 10 19 27 46
Alcohol Dependence 73 4 18 50 68
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 169 13 43 113 156
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 194 19 52 123 175
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 51 9 17 25 42
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 163 13 40 109 150

Nevada Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 171 drug arrests in Nevada during 2007.
  • During 2006, there were 9,789 adult and 1,190 juvenile arrests for drug possession violations in Nevada (this figure does not include drug arrests made by the Nevada Division of Investigation or the Nevada Highway Patrol).
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 188,000 (9%) of Nevada citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 705,000 (35.18%) Nevada citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 54,000 (2.67%) Nevada citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 37,000 (1.83%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • In 2007, there were no children affected by methamphetamine laboratory incidents in Nevada according to the El Paso Intelligence Center.
  • There were 10,059 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Nevada during 2006. There were 10,028 such treatment admissions during 2005.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 48,000 (2.37%) Nevada citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Nevada it is estimated that there will be around 11,526 DUI's, and 137 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 698 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 3,581 tobacco related deaths, and 139 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 120,429 marijuana users, 19,734 cocaine addicts, and 1,117 heroin addicts living in Nevada. It is also estimated that there are 52,738 people abusing prescription drugs, 5,030 people that use inhalants, and 8,956 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Nevada, there will be around 15,202 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine HCl is moderately available in northern Nevada and readily available throughout southern Nevada. Cocaine HCl is transported into Nevada primarily from California via ground transportation. Southern Nevada, specifically Las Vegas, serves as a transshipment point for cocaine HCl with distribution points across the nation. Crack cocaine is readily available in the urban areas of Nevada. African American street gangs predominantly control the distribution market for crack cocaine and base their operations in inexpensive motel rooms and apartments located in impoverished areas throughout Nevada's larger cities.
  • Heroin:
    • Mexican black tar heroin remains the most prevalent heroin available in Nevada. There has been an increase of Mexican black tar heroin within the Clark County portion of the Nevada HIDTA controlled by Mexican nationals. Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations control the heroin trafficking in the state. These trafficking organizations continue to recruit Mexican nationals to live in the urban areas of Nevada to distribute heroin for the organization. User amounts of low purity black tar heroin remain readily available from these low-level suppliers and are most often distributed in open air markets. Mexican Brown Heroin is moderately available in Clark County and its distribution is also controlled by Mexican Nationals.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Meth is the most frequently encountered drug in Nevada and remains available in both personal use and distribution quantities. Nevada is both a point of importation and a transshipment location for methamphetamine. The manufacture of methamphetamine in Nevada occurs on a limited basis. The meth imported into the state is produced primarily in "super labs" (producing 10 pounds or more in a 24-hour period) by ethnic Mexican drug trafficking organizations operating in Mexico and California.
  • Club Drugs:
    • The availability of "club drugs" in Nevada ranges from sporadic in the northern urban areas to readily available in cities located in the southern section of the state, particularly Las Vegas. Club drugs, specifically MDMA, GHB, and LSD are trafficked and abused in local nightclubs, adult entertainment clubs, and at raves. The trafficking of these drugs ranges from hand-to-hand sales within clubs or raves to larger sales between locals and out-of-town distributors. Las Vegas serves as a point of importation and a transshipment area for MDMA. Most MDMA that passes through or is destined for Las Vegas continues to come primarily from southern California and New York.
  • Marijuana:
    • Domestically cultivated and Mexican-grown marijuana remains readily available in Nevada. Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations are still the primary source of marijuana smuggled into the area, primarily from California via ground transport. There has been an increased prevalence of indoor marijuana cultivation in the Las Vegas area during the past year. Growers are using elaborate hydroponic equipment to cultivate high-grade marijuana.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of OxyContin® continues to be a problem in Nevada. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, and “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical). Hydrocodone products, methadone, Actiq® (fentanyl) and benzodiazepines (such as Xanax® and Valium®) were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Nevada.
    • The pharmaceutical controlled substances of choice in Nevada include hydrocodone, Xanax®, codeine, diazepam, Ketamine, Lortab®, and oxycodone. Drug combinations which are abused in the state of Nevada are Lortab® and Soma® and Lortab® and benzodiazepines. Non-controlled substances which appear to be abused in Nevada are Soma® and Ultram®. The primary method of diversion in Nevada is the illegal purchase of controlled substances via Internet pharmacies. In addition, prescription fraud is on the rise in both the Las Vegas and Reno areas. Pseudoephedrine sales are reported down since a new law adding pseudoephedrine to the Nevada Controlled Substance list passed in December 2001.

Nevada is bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and California. The Black Rock Desert is in the northwest; the Colorado River forms its extreme southeastern boundary. Human settlement in the area has spanned more than 20,000 years, and evidence of prehistoric inhabitants include dwelling remains and rock art. Early inhabitants included the Shoshone and Paiute Indians. Spanish missionaries in the 18th century and fur traders in the 1820s arrived before major exploration and mapping were done by John C. Frémont and Kit Carson (1843–45). Nevada was part of the land ceded to the U.S. by Mexico in 1848 and was included in the Utah Territory (1850–61). Settlements increased after the discovery of the Comstock Lode, a rich silver deposit, at Virginia City in 1859. It became the Territory of Nevada in 1861 and the 36th U.S. state in 1864. It began its transition to a modern economy during the Great Depression when gambling was legalized. Construction of the Hoover Dam aided the economy of southern Nevada. In the 1950s the state became the main testing site for atomic-energy experiments. The traditional bases of its economy, mining and agriculture, are overshadowed by government activity and tourism, the latter centered on Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe.

Nevada’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 2,495,5291
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 73.6% white; 7.3% black/African American; 1.2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 5.9% Asian; 0.4% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 8.3% other race; 3.2% two or more races; 24.4% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)