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The Cities and communities of Clark County, Nevada *

Incorporated Cities:

Boulder City


Las Vegas (County Seat)


North Las Vegas

Unincorporated areas:


Blue Diamond, Bunkerville

Cactus Springs, Cal-Nev-Ari, Charleston, Cold Creek, Corn Creek, Cottonwood Cove


Glendale, Good Springs

Indian Springs


Laughlin, Logandale, Lone Mountain

Moapa, Moapa Valley, Mountain Springs, Mount Charleston

Nellis AFB, Nelson


Paradise, Primm

Red Rock

Sandy Valley, Searchlight, Sloan, Spring Valley, Summerlin South, Sunrise Manor

Whitney, Winchester

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities or have a community not listed at all, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Templatecounty, Nevada

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Clark County Government page

Clark County
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Phone: 702-455-4011

The responsibility for the unincorporated area of Clark County goes to the county. In this state, the County Commissioners are the legally constituted Town Boards for all unincorporated towns. Though each town has an advisory board, all basic decisions are made by the Board of County Commissioners. The famous "Las Vegas Strip" is located in an unincorporated area of Clark County.

Clark County is governed by a seven-member County Commission, each elected from specific areas for four year terms. The commission then appoints a county manager who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the county.

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1910 - 3,321 1920 - 4,859 1930 - 8,532 1940 - 16,414 1950 - 48,289 1960 - 127,016
1970 - 273,288 1980 - 463,087 1985 - 562-280 1990 - 797,142 1991 - 829,839 1992 - 870,692
1993 - 919,388 1994 - 986,152 1995 - 1,040,688 1996 - 1,119,708 1997 - 1,170,113 1998 - 1,246,193
1999 - 1,321,319 2000 - 1,428,690 2001 - 1,498,279 2002 - 1,578,332 2003 - 1,641,529 2004 - 1,747,025
2005 - 1,815,700 2006 - 1,912,654 2007 - 1,996,542      

As of 1995, Clark County had 60% of the total state's population within its boundaries.

The number of housing units was:
2000 - 559,799

Population Density:
2000 - 174 persons per square mile

Median age:
2005 - 34 years

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Clark County is located in the far southwestern portion of the state.

Neighboring counties include:
Lincoln County, Nevada - north
Nye County, Nevada - west
Inyo County, California - southwest
San Bernardino County, California - south
Mohave County, Arizona - east

See this Map for Clark County. This is a map of all communities in the county

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Las Vegas averages over 300 days of sun per year. Generally, the area is warmer and dryer than other parts of the country. Winters tend to be mild while summers are very hot. Winters are usually loads with Snowbirds from the cold northern climates. Many of these people own homes in both places. Monsoon type rains can occur but are not common. Normally, the weather is consistent throughout the year.

Historically, the largest amounts of rain fall in January and August, but even then, the average for each month is just .5 and .55 inches respectively!

Record High: 116 degrees F. in 1985
Record Low: 8 degrees F. in 1963

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median household income:
2000 - $44,616
2005 - $49,571

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $21,785
2002 - $29,396

Median house value:
2005 - $298,372

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Clark County, formed in 1908, is named for William Andrews Clark (1839-1925), who established the railroad that linked Los Angeles with Salt Lake City. Las Vegas was founded in 1905 after Clark’s railroad, which made stops here, purchased land for a town site and sold lots by auction, creating downtown Las Vegas. The original county for much of the current Clark County was Pah-Ute County in Arizona Territory even before statehood for Nevada. The county seat has been Las Vegas since the creation date of Clark County from a portion of Lincoln County on 5 February 1908.

History of the Las Vegas Strip

Founded: February 5, 1908

Biographical sketch of founder William Andrews Clark

Historical markers in Clark County

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Total Area: 8,091 square miles
Total Land Area: 7,910 square miles
Total Water Area: 180 square miles

The county is about the size of the state of Massachursetts

The Colorado River forms the southeast border for the county with Hoover Dam and Lake Mead taking up most of this boundery. The greater Las Vegas area is actually a basin surrounded by four mountain ranges. Most of the county is desert with some forested areas on Mount Charleston, the highest point. Most of the mountains are rocky rather than forested and have very little vegetation.

Highest point: 11,918 feet above sea level at Mount Charleston

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Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society
Clark County GenWeb page

Cemeteries of Clark County
Linkpendium genealogy page for Clark County

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Clark County Library System

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Clark County School District
Clark County School District
2832 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89121

College of Southern Nevada
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Las Vegas College

Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies
Nevada State College
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Tourism makes up a huge sector of the county economy. $39.4 billion was spent in 2006 by tourists and related industry. The county has over 150,000 hotel and motel rooms.

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Organizations & Groups

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Clark County Bar Association

Nevada Historical Society

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Attractions & Other Information

Clark County Museums
including the McCarran Aviation Heritage Museum and

Clark County Heritage Museum
1830 South Boulder Highway
(Between Henderson and Boulder City)
Henderson, Nevada
Phone: 455-7955

Learn all about Clark County

Hoover Dam
PO BOX 60400
Boulder City NV 89006
Phone: 702 494-2517

Las Vegas Area Attractions

McCarran International Airport - Las Vegas

University Medical Center
affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
2400 B Moser Drive
Henderson NV 89015
Phone: 702 267-4180

Las Vegas Tourism Site
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-892-0711

Laughlin Visitor Information Center
1555 Casino Dr.
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: 702-298-3321
Toll-free: 800-4LAUGHLIN (800-452-4454)

Nevada Welcome Center @ Mesquite
I-15, Exit 122
Mesquite, NV
Phone: (702)-346-2702
Toll-free: 877-MESQUITE (877-637-7848)

Nevada Welcome Center @ Boulder City
US 93 Boulder City, NV
Phone: 702 294-1252
Open daily 8am to 4:30pm

Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park
Aquarium and Zoo
1775 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas NV 89106
Phone: 702 648-5955
open daily 9am- 5pm. Admission

CSN Planetarium and Observatory
3200 E Cheyenne Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: 702 651-4759

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