Basic Information



Postal Abreviation: NV
Natives: Nevadan

Estimated pop. 2020: 3,104,614
Legal Driving Age: 18
(15 w/Driver's Ed.)
Age of Majority: 18
Median Age: 39.8

State Song: “Nevada”
Lyrics: Charles C. Cohan
Music: Joseph E. Howard


Median Household Income:$55,434

Capital..... Helena
Entered Union..... Nov. 8, 1889 (41st)

Present Constitution Adopted: 1972

Nickname: Big Sky Country
Treasure State

“Oro y plata” (Gold and silver)

Origin of Name:
A Latinized Spanish word, meaning– place of mountains.




USS Nevada

Railroad Stations


Nevada Economy

AGRICULTURE: cattle, hay, milk,

MINING: barite, copper, gold, gypsum,
lithium, mercury, petroleum, silver.

MANUFACTURING: Electronics, food
processing, instruments, machinery,
metal products, printed materials,
stone products.








Nevada Geography

Total Area: 110,567 sq. miles
Land area: 109,806 sq. miles
Water Area: 761 sq. miles
Geographic Center: Lander
26 mi. SE of Austin
Highest Point: Boundary Peak
(13,140 ft.)
Lowest Point: Colorado River
(479 ft.)
Highest Recorded Temp.: 122˚ F (6/23/1954)
Lowest Recorded Temp.: –50˚ F (1/8/1937)

Nevada is bordered by mountains on all sides. The Sierra Nevada's are the eastern boundary of the state, while the Wasatch Mountains are on the east. In addition, there are a number of parallel mountains that cross the state, forming a great basin, nearly 4,000 feet above sea level. The Colorado River crosses the state. Nevada is dammed by the Hoover Dam.




Las Vegas,644,844
Henderson , 257,729
Reno, 225,221
Paradise, 225,167
North Las Vegas, 216,961
Sunrise Manor 189,372
Spring Valley, 178,395
Enterprise 108,481
Sparks, 90,264
Carson City , 55,274

Nevada History

1851 Mormon Station is established as a trading post for California bound
1859 The Comstock Lode of silver is discovered.
1861 Nevada is made a territory.
1864 It is admitted to the Union as the 36th state.
1905 Las Vegas is founded as a railroad stop.
1931 Gambling was made legal throughout Nevada.
1936 The Boulder Dam was built.
1946 Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel beginning the famous Las Vegas


Famous People

Andre Agassi
Henry Comstock
William Lear
Thelma “Pat” Nixon
James W. Nye


Nevada National Sites

1) Death Valley National Park-In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes.

2)Great Basin National Park - In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines

3)Lake Mead National Recreation Area- Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing.