Nevada may be one of the smaller states, with a population of only 160,083 this year, but was still considered to be the fastest growing state at this time. The population had grown by forty percent since 1940. The silver state was about to experience even more growth in the coming years.
The Census in 1940 gave some statistics which were a little surprising to some people. One of the things it showed was that the women in the country live on average about four years longer than men. It also showed that Nevada had once again shot up population wise, with 110,247 people counted.
This year the population of Nevada is 91,058. That may be smaller than most other states, but it was enough growth to make the people of the state happy. Reno itself grew by more than 53 %.
The count of the population for each state may have been down a little compared to the correct numbers, because of the number of men who were involved in the war, or who never returned from war. The population for this state was 77,407, down from the last decade by almost 4,000.
Nevada census records showed a population count of 91,875 for this year. That is almost double what it was at the turn of the century. There were only 10 cities in the state which were called Cities, but not all of them met the definition of a City held by the Census. Only two of them met the Census City requirements for population, Reno and Sparks.
Even thought Nevada was a small state population wise, with only 42,335 people, the area of the state measured about 110,679 square miles. Congress decided to help reclaim the land in the west, and approved engineers to study the water supply in Nevada.
The population of the state in 1890 is 47,355. That is almost 15,000 less than the previous decade. The decrease of the population was in part due to the dry wastelands which people had to try to live off of.
Population has grown since the last census was taken, with a total of 62,266 people counted. There was an interview conducted along with this census, which included nineteen cattle ranchers in the state. Among all nineteen ranchers, there were 94,786 head of cattle.
The state has exploded with growth since last decade's census, with more than six times the amount of people who live there. The total population was now 42,491. Even with all those people building homes, barns, and other essentials of life, there was only one brick yard, which produced 350,000 bricks.
New to the census this year, the state of Nevada has only 6,857 people. Silver was discovered in the state shortly before the census, giving the state the nickname of "The Silver State". Mining silver was drawing people to move here, and the amount of people was steadily climbing.
Information on the 2010 Census and how it pertains to Nevada can be found on the page operated by the Nevada Small Business Development Center. Find Nevada census information on designated places, historical data that was collected and questions asked, and other publications. The data presented on this website is based on information from the Nevada State Data Center.
The State Library and Archives has Nevada census Information. At the center of the page is contact information for those who need additional help. Navigation links on the left of the page allow you to search for the census information you are seeking. Click the link to navigate the page with the proper reports. Most reports are available in Excel or PDF format.
The State Historic Preservation Office provides a database of Nevada census information for censuses taken in 1920 and earlier. Certain records may not be available due to the expense to make them digital or because they were lost. Use links at the left to search the database, or you can contact the Office for additional assistance.