List of cities in Nevada

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Nevada is a state located in the Western United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, it is the 36th most populous state, with 2,700,691 inhabitants, but the 7th largest by land area spanning 109,781.18 square miles (284,332.0 km2).[1] Nevada is divided into 17 counties and contains 19 incorporated municipalities.[2] Nevada's incorporated municipalities cover only 1% of the state's land mass but are home to 56.7% of its population.[1]

Incorporated places in the state are legally described as cities, except for the state capital Carson City, which has no legal description but is considered an independent city as it is not located in any county.[2] To incorporate, a petition for incorporation can be made to the board of county commissioners, who consider numerous geographic, demographic, and economic factors.[3] Cities are categorized by population for the purpose of determining the number of wards and council election structure as well as the number of city clerks: cities with 50,000 or more inhabitants are in population category one, cities with 5,000 or more but fewer than 50,000 inhabitants are in population category two, and cities having fewer than 5,000 inhabitants are in population category three.[3] Cities are responsible for providing local services such as fire and police protection, road maintenance, water distribution, and sewer maintenance.[3]

The largest municipality by population in Nevada is Las Vegas with 583,756 residents, and the smallest is Caliente with 1,130 residents.[1] The largest municipality by land area is Boulder City, which spans 208.52 sq mi (540.1 km2), while Lovelock is the smallest at 0.85 sq mi (2.2 km2).[1] The first place in Nevada to incorporate was Carson City, on March 1, 1875, and the most recent place was Fernley, on July 1, 2001.[4][5]

Incorporated cities and municipalities[edit]

State capital State capital and independent city

County seat County seat

Name Type[1] County[1] Population
(2010)[1]
Population
(2000)[1]
Change Land area
(2010)[1]
Population density Incorporation date[5]
sq mi km2
Boulder City City Clark 15,023 14,966 +0.4% 208.52 540.1 72.0/sq mi (27.8/km2) October 1, 1959
Caliente City Lincoln 1,130 1,123 +0.6% 1.87 4.8 604.3/sq mi (233.3/km2) October 1, 1959
Carlin City Elko 2,368 2,161 +9.6% 10.44 27.0 226.8/sq mi (87.6/km2) October 22, 1925
Carson CityIndependent City None 55,274 52,457 +5.4% 144.66 374.7 382.1/sq mi (147.5/km2) March 1, 1875[4]
ElkoCounty seat City Elko 18,297 16,708 +9.5% 17.64 45.7 1,037.2/sq mi (400.5/km2) March 14, 1917
ElyCounty seat City White Pine 4,255 4,041 +5.3% 7.64 19.8 556.9/sq mi (215.0/km2) July 20, 1907
FallonCounty seat City Churchill 8,606 7,536 +14.2% 3.63 9.4 2,370.8/sq mi (915.4/km2) December 18, 1908
Fernley[a] City Lyon 19,368 19,368 0.0% 122.12 316.3 158.6/sq mi (61.2/km2) July 1, 2001
Henderson City Clark 257,729 175,381 +47.0% 107.73 279.0 2,392.4/sq mi (923.7/km2) June 8, 1953
Las VegasCounty seat City Clark 583,756 478,434 +22.0% 135.81 351.7 4,298.3/sq mi (1,659.6/km2) March 16, 1905
LovelockCounty seat City Pershing 1,894 2,003 −5.4% 0.85 2.2 2,228.2/sq mi (860.3/km2) September 26, 1917
Mesquite City Clark 15,276 9,389 +62.7% 31.89 82.6 479.0/sq mi (185.0/km2) May 24, 1984
North Las Vegas City Clark 216,961 115,488 +87.9% 101.35 262.5 2,140.7/sq mi (826.5/km2) May 1, 1946
RenoCounty seat City Washoe 225,221 180,480 +24.8% 103.01 266.8 2,186.4/sq mi (844.2/km2) March 16, 1903
Sparks City Washoe 90,264 66,346 +36.1% 35.76 92.6 2,524.2/sq mi (974.6/km2) March 15, 1905
Wells City Elko 1,292 1,346 −4.0% 6.90 17.9 187.2/sq mi (72.3/km2) March 28, 1927
West Wendover City Elko 4,410 4,721 −6.6% 7.48 19.4 589.6/sq mi (227.6/km2) July 1, 1991
WinnemuccaCounty seat City Humboldt 7,396 7,174 +3.1% 9.39 24.3 787.6/sq mi (304.1/km2) October 13, 1917
YeringtonCounty seat City Lyon 3,048 2,883 +5.7% 8.60 22.3 354.4/sq mi (136.8/km2) March 14, 1907
Total 1,531,568 1,142,637 +34.0% 1,065.29 2,759.1 1,437.7/sq mi (555.1/km2)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fernley incorporated on July 1, 2001 and thus does not appear on the 2000 census.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "GCT-PH1 – Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State — Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Nevada: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. III-2. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "General Law for Incorporation of Cities and Towns".  No. Chapter 266 of 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hill, John J. (1875). Statutes of the State of Nevada. Carson City: Seventh Session of the Legislature. p. 87.
  5. ^ a b "Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities Municipal Directory" (PDF). League of Cities and Municipalities. February 2017. p. 12. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "2000–2010 Entity Changes" (txt). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2016.