NEVADA | USA
Facts & Figures
Nevada is a state in the Western region of the United States. Oregon borders it to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. It is the 7th-most extensive, the 32nd-most populous, and the 9th-least densely populated of the U.S. states. It is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State" because it achieved statehood during the Civil War. About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.
Area: 110,577 sq mi (286,382 km2)
Largest city Las Vegas
Largest metro and urban areas
Capital: Carson City
Population: 3,104,614 million people
Ethnic groups: White (non-Hispanic), Hispanic or Latino, Multiracial. African American (non-Hispanic), Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Others.
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Nevada had one of the highest-growing rates (increasing by 260.7 percent over the 14 years) of sheltered chronically homeless individuals between 2007 and 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report, with a significant number of unaccompanied youth experiencing sheltered homelessness between 2020 and 2021 when many families lost their jobs during the pandemic of Covid-19. And as of January 2020, Nevada had an estimated 6,900 experiencing homelessness on any given day, most of which are mentally ill, addicted to drugs or alcohol, or gambling, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The rate of homeless people is 222 per 100,000 residents, above the national average of 174.