FILE - Reno Arch sign in Reno, Nevada

Every major Nevada city included in the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates grew last year.

The data included 9 cities and metropolitan areas in Nevada.

The Las Vegas metro area had the largest number increase, gaining 48,337 residents, followed by Reno, which gained 8,428 residents. Las Vegas’ growth was 2.17%, while Reno’s was 1.79%. 

Las Vegas is the state’s largest city, with a population of 2,231,647 in its metro area, which includes Henderson and Paradise. Reno is the second largest city with 469,764 people.

Fernley, Nevada, which has a population of almost 56,000, had the largest percentage increase at 3.39%. Pahrump has the second highest percentage growth at 2.86%, gaining 1,295 people.

Elko had the lowest population growth percentage at 0.26%.

Other Nevada cities included in the report that grew are Winnemucca (84), Gardnerville Ranchos (449), Carson City (806), and Fallon (451).

The census numbers included in the report ended in July, 2018.

Nevada’s total estimated population is over 3 million. It has been one of the country’s fastest-growing states.

Nevada has the second lowest tax burden in the country according to one study, and employment grew by 3.9% in 2018.

Regional Editor

Derek Draplin is a regional editor at The Center Square. He previously worked as an opinion producer at Forbes, and as a reporter at Michigan Capitol Confidential and The Detroit News. He’s also an editor at The Daily Caller.