63rd Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Clark County, Nevada
Seat: Las Vegas
Clark County is the 63rd fastest growing county in the
US based on rate of growth between January 2000 and July 2006
for all counties that began the century with more than ten
thousand residents, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Clark County which was founded in 1909, grew in population to
1,375,738 by the year 2000. In the six years that marked the
beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased the number
of residents by 29.2 percent bringing the estimated
total population in July 2006 to 1,777,539.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Clark
County the third fastest growing county in the Silver State of
Nevada and the 63rd fastest in the nation.
It is difficult to determine how the growth may have affected
the value of homes in the area but in 2000 the median cost for
a home within the 7,911 square mile jurisdiction of Clark
County was $139,500.