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General Facts

For Nevada

Nevada real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 56,045
Income (w/ Children): $ 75,799
Population: 1,746,898
Land Area: 109,806 Square Miles
Population Density: 6 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Silver State
Capital: Carson City
Date of Statehood: October 31, 1864
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
State Flower: Sagebrush
State Tree: Single Leaf Pinon
 

Nevada, one of the Rocky Mountain states of the United States. A stark and arid land, Nevada is a region of rugged, snow-capped peaks, desert valleys green with sage, and sparsely populated expanses that still retain the vestiges of the Old West. But the state is also known for its glittering cities, where luxurious casinos draw visitors from around the world. Carson City is Nevada’s capital. Las Vegas is the largest city.

Nevada entered the Union on October 31, 1864, as the 36th state. The first European settlers of the state came for its mineral wealth, and the gold and silver labored out of Nevada’s famous mines created the state’s first boom period. Vast ranches were developed in the north, where rainfall was sufficient to provide grazing for cattle and sheep. Later the state’s gambling casinos and scenic landscapes would attract millions of tourists. By the mid-1990s, however, Nevada had developed a relatively diversified economy. Tourism, mining, and ranching remain important, but manufacturing and construction are growing rapidly.

The state’s name is taken from the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range shared by Nevada and California; nevada is Spanish for "snow covered." Nevada is called the Silver State for its many silver mines, the Sagebrush State for its abundant sagebrush, and the Battle Born State because it was admitted to the Union during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Nevada’s area is 110,567 square miles, of which inland waters make up 761 square miles. It ranks seventh in size among the states. From north to south, at its maximum, the state measures 483 miles and from east to west, 321 miles. The mean elevation is about 5,500 feet.

Nevada has an arid climate and receives the least precipitation of all the states. Skies are clear, sunshine is abundant, and relative humidity is low. There are wide ranges of temperature between day and night. The climate pattern, however, is complicated by differences in elevation. Mountainous areas are far damper and cooler than low-lying areas.

Mean annual temperatures vary greatly within Nevada because of the comparatively long distance from north to south within the state. In the south, summers are extremely hot and winters are short and mild. The average July temperature at Las Vegas is 90°, and the highest temperature ever recorded there was 118°. Las Vegas’ January average high temperature is in the lower 50°s, and average lows are near freezing. The growing season, the period from the last killing frost in spring to the first in fall, in this area averages more than 230 days per year.

In the northeast, winters are long and cold and summers short and hot. San Jacinto’s average temperature in January is 24°, but it has recorded readings as low as --50° in the winter. The July average at San Jacinto is 66°, and the average growing season is about 80 days per year. Reno, in the west-central part of the state, has mean temperatures that fall between the averages at San Jacinto and Las Vegas. The growing season is about 155 days. Night-to-day temperature changes are sharp throughout Nevada because the clear dry air permits both the rapid gain of heat in the day and its rapid loss after dark.

Most of the precipitation comes in winter, and in the mountains much of it is snow. Summer rainfall is generally slight. However, heavy thunderstorms occasionally occur, bringing cloudbursts that in a few minutes drench an area with as much rain as would normally fall over a period of several months.

Precipitation over the state as a whole averages less than 9 inches annually. It is lowest in west central and southern Nevada, where the average drops to less than 4 inches a year in some localities. Annual precipitation at Elko, in the northeast, is 9 inches; at Reno, about 7 inches; and at Las Vegas, just under 4 inches. Mountain areas above 6,000 to 7,000 feet receive more than 15 inches of precipitation annually. The greatest annual precipitation, 27 inches, occurs at Marlette Lake, on the lee slope of the Sierra Nevada.

The scarcity of precipitation in Nevada is due largely to the state’s location on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, which is a barrier to moisture-laden air. Nevada is said to lie in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada. As eastward-moving air rises against the Sierra Nevada, most of its moisture is condensed and falls on the western slopes. Major storms will cross the Sierra, however, and some summer storms come from the Gulf of California up the east side of the Sierra. They occasionally produce large rainfalls.