Nevada (English: Nevada) is a state in the west of the USA. It is in the first place in terms of population growth rate (from 1990 to 2000, the population increased by 66.3%). The capital is the city of Carson City. Nevada borders the following states: Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, Utah.


Nevada joined the United States on October 31, 1864 and became the 36th state.

Henderson (Nevada)

City in the United States
State Nevada
Coordinates 36°1’54″N, 114°58’53″WL
Surface 276.14 km²
– country 274.87 km²
– water 1.27 km²
(April 1, 2010)
(938 inhabitants/km²)
Mayor Debra March (D)
Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson

Henderson is a city in the US state of Nevada with a population of 175,381. This makes it the 116th city in the United States (2000). Its surface area is 206.3 km², making it the 84th largest city. Henderson is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the US. The city is bordered to the northwest by Las Vegas of which it is a suburb.


10.1% of the population is older than 65 and 20.3% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 3.4 % (2000 census figures).

About 10.7% of Henderson’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 3.8% of African origin and 4% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 65,109 in 1990 to 175,381 in 2000.


In January the average temperature is 7.5 °C, in July it is 32.8 °C. Annual average precipitation is 104.9 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Henderson.


Boulder City (16 km)

Enterprise (16 km)

Paradise (11 km)

Whitney (5 miles)

Winchester (15 km)

Notable residents of Henderson

Resident (or have been)

  • Tony Curtis (1925-2010), actor
  • David Sklansky (1947), poker player
  • Sheena Easton (1959), Scottish singer
  • Flavor Flav (1959), rapper
  • Celine Dion (1968), Canadian singer
  • Iris Kyle (1974), bodybuilder
  • Adam Scott (1980), Australian golfer
  • Brandon Flowers (1981), singer, keyboardist

Sparks (Nevada)

Place in the United States
Location of Sparks in Nevada
Location of Nevada in the US
County Washoe County
Type of place City
State Nevada
Coordinates 39° 33′ N, 119° 44′ W
Surface 62.0 km²
– country 61.8 km²
– water 0.2 km²
Height 1,345 m
ZIP code(s) 89431, 89434, 89436
FIPS code 68400

Sparks is a city in the US state of Nevada, and is administratively part of Washoe County.


In the 2000 census, the population was recorded at 66,346. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 83,959, an increase of 17613 (26.5%).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​62.2 km², of which 62.0 km² is land and 0.2 km² is water.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius around Sparks.


Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley (14 km)

Reno (8 km)

Spanish Springs (12 km)

Sun Valley (6km)

Verdi-Mogul (20 km)


  • Lloyd Butler (1924-1991), rower
  • Jim Gibbons (1944), politician
  • Mädchen Amick (1970), actress
  • Jena Malone (1982), actress and former child star

Carson City, Nevada

Carson City
City in the United States
State Nevada
Coordinates 39°9’39″N, 119°45’14″WL
Surface 410 km²
– country 380 km²
– water 30 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(154 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Lori Bagwell
The Laxalt Building in Carson City

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada. Carson City is considered equivalent to a county for several purposes.

Carson City is located in the west of the state, in a Basin and Range valley east of the Sierra Nevada (Carson Range). Across the Carson Range is Lake Tahoe, a large mountain lake and major tourist attraction. Carson City is located on the western edge of the Great Basin desert and is about 30 miles south of greater Reno. About 55,000 people live in Carson City and its suburbs.


In 1858, Abraham Curry moved to the vicinity of present-day Carson City, then western Utah Territory, after learning that western territory was being abandoned by the Mormons because of the armed conflict between the Mormons and the federal government. He first moved to Genoa, south of present-day Carson City, but left the city because he thought it was too expensive. Because of an aversion to the Mormon influence on the Utah government, he wanted to split off western Utah with a group of like-minded people and he seized the opportunity because of the (temporary) absence of the Mormons. Looking for a good place for a future capital, he founded Carson City in the same year. The city was named after the explorer Kit Carson.

A year later, in 1859, the Comstock Lode ore of silver and gold was discovered 20 miles northwest of Carson City. This caused tens of thousands of migrants to migrate to the western region of Utah territory. Carson City grew due to the flourishing (silver) mining industry. The distance between Salt Lake City and the far west proved great, and on March 2, 1861, the region effectively seceded from Utah territory. The capital became Carson City, as envisioned by founder Abraham Curry.

Between 1880 and 1930, the population of Carson City fell from 4,229 to 1,596, partly due to a decline in mining revenues. For Carson City it would take until 1960 before the population of peak year 1880 was reached again. Carson City was the county seat of Ormsby County until 1969, but the two entities have since merged. As a result, Carson City encompasses not only the city center, but also the mountains to the east and west of it.


According to the United States Census Bureau census, Carson City was home to 55,274 people in 2010, and the city had 20,171 households and 13,252 families. The ethnic makeup of the population was as follows: 81.1% Whites, 2.4% Native Americans, 2.1% Asian Americans, 1.9% African Americans, and 0.2% from the Pacific Islands. Furthermore, 9.4% indicated that they belong to a different ‘race’ and 2.9% indicated that they belong to more than one race. Of the entire population, 21% identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino.


  • Nevada Capitol
  • Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
  • Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park
  • Nevada State Museum
  • Nevada State Railroad Museum
  • Stewart Indian School
  • Tahoe Rim Trail

Carson City, Nevada