More people are moving to Nevada than ever before! Over the last several years, the state has seen a consistent flow of people entering the area. Plenty of Californias have packed up and headed to Nevada over the recent years. Which counties have they decided to settle down in, though? Let’s take a look at which counties are seeing the highest growth in Nevada!
1. Lyon County
Lyon County includes the incorporated cities of Fernley and Yerington. In the past, this area saw slow but steady growth. Now, Lyon County seems to be booming. Development is bringing this area of Nevada to higher numbers of people than ever before. Many businesses have been eying the area. Companies like Amazon, Sherwin-Williams, and Oakley were drawn to the county because of this. Plenty of homes are also popping up, with new houses being constructed. It seems like this area is on the precipice of becoming a central hub of northern Nevada.
2. Clark County
Clark County is easily the biggest county in all of Nevada regarding population growth. One reason is that the Las Vegas Strip sits here, which is the 25th-most populous city in the United States. Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Mt. Charleston and skiing are just a short 45-minute trip away, which calls to the adventurous folk. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is also close, where many recreationists spend time fishing and swimming. Predictions show that this county will only continue to grow over the next several years thanks to the promise of jobs and housing.
3. Nye County
This area grew in the 1990s due to the military test site, which drew in high rates of people during that time. Now, the town of Pahrump is the biggest draw for Nye County. This county grew by 17.4 percent. It has been named the fastest-growing western rural county several times over the last decade. As it stands, the city of Pahrump is nearing 55,000 people! The safety of this area is appealing to families, and the housing prices are calling to Las Vegas residents looking for more affordable homes. You can also easily visit Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
4. Washoe County
You might think Reno is the reason for so much growth in Washoe County. In reality, the Verdi and Mogul areas were the fastest-growing population pocket in the state in 2021. Washoe saw over 15 percent growth in the population! That doesn’t mean Reno isn’t growing as well, though. The draw is the promise of jobs, entertainment, and highly-rated public schools. There are plenty of hiking trails and outdoor parks, so outdoor enthusiasts tend to flock to this area! Officials created Nevada’s first and only local trust fund to develop affordable housing.
5. Elko County
With a population of nearly 55,000, Elko County is indeed poised for a population boom. Its proximity to highways, railroads, and airports makes it an excellent spot for commuters. Thanks to how near it is to the mountains, many outdoor recreationists flock here for skiing and snowmobiling, as well as fishing, camping, and hunting. This county is the fourth-largest county in the entirety of the United States, with a land area of 17,200 square miles. The promise of great wages, thanks to their efforts to diversify the local economy through developing several industrial parks, is another reason many people are moving.
Summary of Americans Flocking to These 5 Fastest-Growing Counties in Nevada
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