The Nevada State Demographer's Office serves the State of Nevada and the public at large by producing annual population estimates; total population projections; and age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin estimates and projections.

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World’s Population 7 Billion and Counting...

Today, Monday, October 21, 2011, it is estimated that the world has reached the 7 Billion mark for our population. There are some sites that illustrate this and its implications. One is from NPR that has a nice video on how population growth has occurred. They also have a site that discusses what the typical person looks like now. This site provides a link to find out what number you are in the world’s population. I was 2,705,245,262nd alive on earth. The Washington Post has done in-depth reporting on this topic especially on the graying of the worlds population.   .

2010 Census Data Being Released...

The Census Bureau has begun releasing the 2010 Census data.  The initial data is for redistricting purposes and covers total population, race, ethnicity, population over and less than 18 years of age, and total housing units and their occupancy status.  We will be posting tables from this data as it becomes available and the opportunity to create them.  We will also be providing links to Adobe Acrobat versions of the census tract maps as they become available from the Census Bureau.   These links can be found at our Nevada 2010 Census page. One new feature for Nevada’s census data is that there are 58 new census designated places that have been created.  A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical area that is bounded by visible features.  As such, those boundaries may or may not coincide with boundaries of Nevada’s Unincorporated Towns.  Also, not all caps are towns for the purpose of Nevada’s estimates program.

2010 Census Redistricting Data...

Detailed information from the 2010 census is now being released. We will be looking at different ways to present the information and make it available on a flow basis. For now you may want to look at the Census Bureau’s website. click here One link on the Census Bureau’s website is for custom tables which is  a quick summary for the counties and cities of Nevada.

2010 Population Projections...

On October 12 we released our 2010 projections for Nevada and its counties they are available through our projection’s page.  The news release for them is available from the University of Nevada, Reno’s website by clicking here.  The two sources of the projections, the State Demographer’s offices using the Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) model as a tool and Moody’s.com, are in agreement that we could be seeing a loss in population approaching 54,000 people between now and 2014.   The Moody’s.com data presents a scenario of sustained growth returning beginning in 2014.  In considering our future and how much these projections portray our future we suggest the user consider five questions.  The Five Questions: How soon will employment recover for the country as a whole and Nevada in particular?  What kind of jobs will make up any employment recovery and what skills will they require? How mobile is labor, that is, how willing are people to relocate and do they have the...