Population of Cities in Nevada (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
6
10,000 to 100,000

Nevada is the 33rd most populous state in the U.S. and has a population of almost 3 million according to 2017 estimates. The state’s most populated city is Las Vegas, which has an estimated population of 623,747. It is trailed significantly by nearby Henderson, which has a population of 285,667. Reno and North Las Vegas round out the other two cities with population counts of more than 100,000. The state’s capital, Carson City, ranks 6th among the other cities in terms of population, with 54,521 inhabitants.

The state has a total of 19 incorporated municipalities that are legally designated as cities. The state capital, Carson City, is an exception and is classified as an independent city not belonging to any of the state’s 17 counties. Cities in Nevada are classified by their population to determine wards, council structure, and city clerks. There are three categories for cities that are based on population. The smallest city in the state is Caliente in Lincoln County, which has a population of just 1,130 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Nevada has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 6 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Nevada is Las Vegas, with a population of 623,747 people.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the 28th most populous city in the United States and is known for its beautiful hotels, casinos, shopping centers, and fine dining restaurants.

623,747

Henderson

Henderson has been named as one of the safest cities in the country, as well as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

285,667

Reno

Reno is known as the Biggest Little City in the World and is famous for its casinos and hotels.

241,445

North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1946.

234,807

Sparks

This city was once a small town, experiencing rapid growth in the 1950s after an economic boom in Reno.

96,094

Carson City

Carson City is one of the state's largest city as well as its state capital.

54,521

Elko

Elko's city motto is The Heart of Northeast Nevada because it is the largest city in the area.

20,279

Fernley

Fernley once hosted the headquarters of Amazon.com, before it made its move to nearby Reno.

19,418

Mesquite

Mesquite has become a popular place for retirement and also boasts resorts, casinos, and golf courses.

17,496

Boulder City

Boulder City is just one of two cities in the state that have made gambling illegal.

15,551

Name 2017 Population
Las Vegas623,747
Henderson285,667
Reno241,445
North Las Vegas234,807
Sparks96,094
Carson City54,521
Elko20,279
Fernley19,418
Mesquite17,496
Boulder City15,551
Fallon8,458
Winnemucca7,887
West Wendover4,294
Ely4,134
Yerington3,064
Carlin2,302
Lovelock1,878
Wells1,261
Caliente1,109