General Information

Nevada is a western U.S. state defined by its great expanses of desert, and by the 24-hour casinos and entertainment for which its largest city, Las Vegas, is famed. Las Vegas is home to elaborate theme hotels and luxury resorts that line its main thoroughfare, the Las Vegas Strip. The city’s also home to museums such as the Mob Museum, extravagant live shows and upscale shopping malls and restaurants.

Population

The current population for Nevada in 2016 is estimated at 2,890,845, which is a sizeable increase from its 2.7 million population at the 2010 Census.

Political Structure                                                                                                                    

The government of Nevada comprises three branches of government: the executive branch consisting of the Governor of Nevada and their cabinet along with the other elected constitutional officers; the legislative branch consisting of the Nevada Legislature which includes the Assembly and the Senate; and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of Nevada and lower courts.

Nevada has a bicameral (two houses) Legislature consisting of the Senate and the Assembly.  The two houses are jointly designated in the State Constitution as “The Legislature of the State of Nevada”.

Infrastructure and Economy

Nearly five years after Nevada posted the nation’s highest unemployment rate during the recession, the state finds itself facing the challenges that come with a rebound.

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is projecting an increase of more than 51,000 primary and secondary jobs from 2015 to 2019 for the region.

The projections are limited companies that the agency is assisting and does not include all other company activity.

Nevada’s job growth is third strongest in the country, it has cut its unemployment rate in half, and it has the second fastest growing population in the nation,

Languages

English is the widely spoken language in Nevada, followed by Spanish and Asian and Pacific Island languages.

Currency

Nevada currency is the United States Dollar.