Statehood: Oct. 31, 1864 Living in NV Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Nevada has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 NO 1800 NO 1810 NO 1820 NO 1830 NO 1840 NO 1850 NO 1860 6,857
1870 42,491 1880 62,266 1890 47,355 1900 42,335 1910 81,875 1920 77,407 1930 91,058 1940 110,247

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If you still have family living in Nevada today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Reno, or Sunrise Manor. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, England, Ireland or Italy. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Nevada, like Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands, MGM Mirage, Nevada Energy or Wynn Resorts. Some of them may enjoy eating cowboy chili or Silver State potatoes. They probably root for the UNLV Rebels or the Nevada Wolfpack. Maybe even the Los Angeles Lakers. Many Nevadans enjoy skiing or boating on Lake Mead.

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