Clark County, Nevada
As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,951,269, with an estimated population of 2,266,715 in 2019. Most of the county population resides in the Las Vegas Census County Divisions, which hold 1,771,945 people across 476 square miles. The official land area is 7,891 square miles, which is 20 square miles and 169 square miles of official water water. It was named for William A. Clark, a Montana copper magnate and Democratic U.S. Senator.
About Clark County, Nevada in brief
Clark County is located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,951,269, with an estimated population of 2,266,715 in 2019. Most of the county population resides in the Las Vegas Census County Divisions, which hold 1,771,945 people across 476 square miles. The county was formed by the Nevada Legislature by splitting off a portion of Lincoln County on February 5, 1909, and was organized on July 1, 1909. The Las Vegas Valley, a 600 sq mi basin, includes Las Vegas and other major cities and communities such as North Las Vegas, Henderson, and the unincorporated community of Paradise. Clark County was named for William A. Clark, a Montana copper magnate and Democratic U. S. Senator. It is a major tourist destination, with 150,000 hotel rooms. The Colorado River forms the county’s southeastern boundary, forming along much of its length. The lowest point in the state is on the Colorado River just south of Laughlin, where it flows into California and Arizona. Greater Las Vegas is a tectonic valley, surrounded by four mountain ranges, with the highest elevation at 11,918ft, located to the northwest. Other than the forests on Mount Charleston, the geography in Clark County is a desert, with little vegetation, the main native vegetation being Creosote bushes and the mountains are mostly rocky and mountains. The official land area is 7,891 square miles, which is 20 square miles and 169 square miles of official water water.
The city of Las Vegas has a population of 1,938,000, making it one of the most centralized states in the United States, with 74% of the state’s population living in one place. The state’s most populous city has been the county seat since its establishment, with Las Vegas being the city’s largest city. It was named after Clark, who was largely responsible for construction of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad through the area, contributing to the region’s early development. In 1847, Jefferson Hunt and other Mormon Battalion members returning to Salt Lake City from Los Angeles pioneered a wagon route through the County that became the Mormon Road. In the 1860s, Mormon colonies were established along the Virgin and Muddy Rivers. The area was part of Mohave County, Arizona Territory, when that Territory was formed in 1863, before Nevada became a state. The part of Pah-Ute County north and west of the Colorado river was assigned to the new State of Nevada in 1866, however Arizona territory fought the division until 1871. The westernmost part, the southernmost part of Nye County, became part ofincoln County and the westernmost parts of Ny County. The region was acquired by the United. States during the Mexican–American War, becoming part of the northwestern corner of New Mexico Territory. By the mid 1850s, the route now known as the Salt Lake Road in California, was a wagon trade route between the two.