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Clark County, Nevada

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"The Entertainment Capital of the World"
The City of Lights, Sin City, Capital of Second Chances, The Marriage Capital of the World

Page Contents for Las Vegas, Nevada

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Las Vegas is approximately 567,641 (2009), 583756 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 239,777 (2009), 211689 (2010).
The amount of land area in Las Vegas is 339.8 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Las Vegas is 131.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.131 sq kilometers.
The distance from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 2175 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 326 miles. (as the crow flies)
Las Vegas is positioned 36.20 degrees north of the equator and 115.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Las Vegas elevation is 2,020 feet above sea level.
Las Vegas per capita income is $ 27,045 (2008).
Las Vegas median income is $ 53,097 (2008).
The Las Vegas median home price is $ 267,400 (2008).
Las Vegas average annual rainfall is 4.13 inches per year
Las Vegas average annual precipitation is 4.49 inches peryear.
Las Vegas average temperature is 66.3 degrees. The mean temperatures for each season are: Spring-56; Summer-82; Fall-78; Winter-48 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 56.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 79.9 degrees F.


in the southwestern corner of Nevada about 2.2 miles from North Las Vegas. Other nearby communities include Spring Valley, Winchester, Summerlin South, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Nellis Air Force Base and Enterprise.
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arid. There is an average of 294 days of sunshine each year. The humidity is normally around 29%.
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generally dry and comfortable. Here is a weather page for Las Vegas
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History & History Related Items

A History page for Las Vegas

Las Vegas is Nevada's largest city. Because of its natural springs and green meadows, Las Vegas was a major stopping place for wagons along the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to California. A scout named Rafael Rivera was the first non-native person to look upon the Valley. He discovered a valley with wild grasses growing in abundance and plenty of water. The valley was named Las Vegas, Spanish for "The Meadows." Americans first came here in 1855 when 30 settlers were sent by Mormon leader, Brigham Young, to build a fort. It was the first non-native settlement in the valley. They tried to mine here, but were not successful with the ore they found. Later it was learned that the ore contained silver. They left the settlement in 1857. The actual Las Vegas began in 1905 when the railroad came into the area. As usual with new railroad towns, a tent city sprang up right away. Then a town was planned and buildings built. In 1911, the city was created by the state legislature.
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The settling of Las Vegas


The founding of Las Vegas

May 15, 1905

The incorporation of Las Vegas

March 16, 1911. At that time, there were about 800 residents and the city covered 19.18 square miles.


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Guinness World of Records Museum & Gift Shop
Half a block north of Circus Circus on the Strip
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702-792-0640 for information
Phone: 702-792-3766 for group tour information
The Guinness World Book of Records is brought to three-dimensional life through color videos, life-size replicas and computerized databanks, including a special World of Las Vegas display. Please call ahead for hours of operation

See Photographs of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702-384-3466
This Museum has fun for everyone! The Museum exhibits modern-day mounted animals, Sharks (live and mounted), birds, a prehistoric collection (featuring an animated dinosaur exhibit) a Hands-On Room and much more!
Open 9 am-4 pm daily.

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
700 Twin Lakes Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada Phone: 702-486-5205
Southern Nevada's only nationally accredited museum sits lakeside in beautiful Lorenzi Park. Exhibits interpret the large mammals of Ice Age Las Vegas, human occupation from 10,000 years ago, and the plants and animals of the Mojave Desert. There are new exhibits periodically and the museum shop stocks unique gifts.

Liberace Museum
1775 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702-798-5595
Devoted to the career memorabilia of "Mr. Showmanship"; 3 exhibit areas display Liberace's spectacular cars, costumes, jewelry, photographs and much more. Some highlights are Liberace's mirror-tiles Rolls-Royce Phantom V, his famed candelabras, antique and custom-made pianos, and the world's largest rhinestone (50.6 lbs). Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Closed some holidays.

Hoover Dam, completed in 1935, is near Las Vegas. Take a tour of the dam's interior and see the visitors' center while you are there. It you like, you can stand on top of the 726 foot structure and "enjoy" the view.
Behind Hoover Dam is Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere. Lake Mead and Lake Mohave to the south both are part of the Lake Mead national Recreation Area.

Nellis Air Force Base

Bonnie Springs Old Nevada
in nearby Red Rock Canyon
Phone: (702) 875-4191
Hours of Fun! - Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Historic Exhibits, Restaurant, Saloon and more

Insider Viewpoint of Las Vegas - The #1 Informational Guide of Las Vegas with over 1300 pages of Las Vegas information

Atomic Testing Museum
755 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-794-5161
Experience an atomic explosion in the ground zero theater, see dozens of exhibits, see replicas and much more.

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Economy & Industry

Gaming, tourism and conventions are the mainstays of the Las Vegas economy which also drive the retail and dining industries. It is a rapidly growing area which then influences the building industry and other related sectors. The business downturn that began in 2007 caused serious changes in the local economy, particularly in home foreclosures in the area.
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Las Vegas City Government

City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas has a council-manager form of government. The Mayor is a member of the council. The city manager takes care of the day-to-day operation of the city.

Clark County page
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155
Phone: 702-455-0000

Las Vegas Historical Events

2005 May 15
Las Vegas celebrated it's 100th birthday on this date. There was a land auction held on 15 May 1905 and 110 acres of land in downtown Las Vegas were auctioned off.
in 1910, it was illegal to gamble in Las Vegas! legalized gambling was approved in 1931.

Las Vegas Chamber

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
6671 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Suite 300
Las Vegas , NV 89119
Phone: 702 641-5822

Latin Chamber of Commerce
300 North 13th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 385-7367

Nevada Black Chamber of Commerce
1048 W. Owens Avenue
P.O. Box 4850
Las Vegas , NV 89016
Phone: 702-648-6222

Las Vegas Organizations

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
6671 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Suite 300
Las Vegas , NV 89119
Phone: 702 641-5822

Latin Chamber of Commerce
300 North 13th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 385-7367

Nevada Black Chamber of Commerce
1048 W. Owens Avenue
P.O. Box 4850
Las Vegas , NV 89016
Phone: 702-648-6222

Las Vegas Libraries

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
833 Las Vegas Boulevard, North
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: 702-734-READ

Nevada State Musuem and Historical Society
Department of Museums and History
700 Twin Lakes Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: 702.486.5205
FAX: 702.486.5172

Las Vegas Schools

Clark County School District
Clark County School District
2832 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89121
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Phone: 702-895-3011 Las Vegas


The population of Las Vegas was:
1900 - 25
1910 - 800
1920 - 2,304
1930 - 5,165
1940 - 8,422
1950 - 24,624
1960 - 64,405
1970 - 125,787
1980 - 164,674
1990 - 258,295
1997 - 425,270
2000 - 478,434
2009 - 567,641

Population density:
2000 - 4,154 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 34.5 years
2006 - 35.5 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 109,670
2000 - 190,724
2006 - 236,730 2009 - 239,777

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 44,069
2008 - $ 53,097

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 22,060
2008 - $ 27,045

Median house value:
2000 - $ 133,100
2008 - $ 267,400

Las Vegas is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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