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Population of Counties in Nevada (2022)

There are 17 counties in Nevada.

In 2019, the most populous county in Nevada is Clark County, home of Las Vegas, with 2,231,647 residents. This represents population growth of 14.29% since the 2010 census. After Clark County is Washoe County (465,735) with the city of Reno, the only other Nevada county with more than 100,000 residents. Other major counties in Nevada include Lyon County (55,808), Carson City (55,414), Elko County (52,460), Douglas County (48,467), and Nye County (45,336). All of these counties experienced positive growth since the census led by Clark County at 14.29%.

Nevada Counties with Fewest Residents

All but two counties in Nevada have fewer than 60,000 residents. The least populated county in Nevada is Esmeralda County in the west with a population of 826 and no incorporated towns. Other small counties in Nevada include Eureka County (2,003), Storey County (4,029), Mineral County (4,514), Lincoln County (5,201), and Lander County (5,575). Of these counties, Esmeralda County experienced the most growth at 5.36% while Mineral County experienced the most decline, growing -5.68% since the census.

Nevada Counties with Rapid Growth

Clark County, Nevada experienced the most rapid growth in the state since the census, growing 14.29%. Other counties that have experienced rapid growth include Washoe County (10.37%), Lyon County (7.23%), Elko County (6.88%), and Esmeralda County (5.36%). The cunty with the most decline since the census is Mineral County (-5.68%) followed by White Pine County (-5.50%).

  1. Nevada State Data Center
  2. US Census State Population Estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  3. US Census County Population Estimates - Most recent county estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  4. American Community Survey (2009 - 2013)
  5. Census QuickFacts
  6. Historical Populations of States and Counties (1790 - 1990)

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