Nevada Facts, Stats and Information

Nevada Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Nevada
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: NV
  • U.S. Region: Western United States
  • Admission to the Union: October 31st, 1864
  • Total Area: 110,571 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 3,104,614 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Carson City, NV
  • Largest City: Las Vegas, NV

33 Nevada Facts

  1. Nevada is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Nevada was the 36th state to join the United States on October 31, 1864.
  3. Nevada is in the western region of the United States.
  4. Nevada is the 7th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 110,571.82 square miles or 2.91% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Nevada's 110,571.82 square miles is 99.28% land and 0.72% surface water.
  6. Nevada is ranked 7th with the most land area in the United States, with 109,781.18 square miles of land area.
  7. Nevada is ranked 36th with the most water area in the United States, with 790.65 square miles of water area.
  8. Nevada is the 32nd most populated U.S. state with a population of 3,104,614 or 0.94% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Nevada is the city of Carson City.
  10. Nevada is divided into 16 counties statewide.
  11. Clark County is the most populated county in Nevada
  12. The most populated city in Nevada is Las Vegas with an estimated 649,876 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Nevada are Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas and Paradise.
  14. A native or resident Nevada is called a Nevadan or Nevadian.
  15. Nevada's average elevation statewide is 5,500 feet.
  16. Nevada's highest elevation point is Boundary Peak at 13,147 feet.
  17. Nevada's lowest elevation point is the Colorado River at 479 feet.
  18. Nevada is in both Pacific Time Zone (PT) and Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Nevada is NV.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Nevada is US-NV.
  21. Nevada is called the Silver State, the Sagebrush State and the Battle Born State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Nevada is $63,276.
  23. Nevada is the 11th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $301,753.
  24. Nevada is ranked 16th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Nevada has the 34th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.5.
  26. Nevada's average temperature is 57.30°F making it the 15th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Nevada on average has 9.46 inches of precipitation per year, making it the driest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Nevada was 125 °F on Wednesday, June 29, 1994, in Laughlin, NV.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nevada was -50 °F on Friday, January 8, 1937, in San Jacinto, NV.
  30. Nevada's official state motto is "All for our country" .
  31. Nevada's official state bird is the Mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides).
  32. Nevada's official state tree is the Great Basin Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva).
  33. Nevada's official state flower is the Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata).

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Nevada on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Nevada and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

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The official state flag of Nevada waving in the wind on a flag pole.

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The official state seal of Nevada that is used by the state's government.

Carson City the state capital of Nevada

Carson City the capital city of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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