Since 1950 Nevada has seen a lot of growth. In April of 1950, population total was 56,515 people. Sixty years later population had grown to 2,700,551 with 94% living in urban areas. In 1950, urban population was 55.9% to rural population of 44.2%. This report provides 2010 Census and historical comparisons of the population and housing unit counts over 60 years. It also provides area measurements and density. The user notes section documents geographic changes over the past decade.
Reno, Nevada was founded on May 9, 1868. Since gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931, tourism has been the major industry in Reno, today offering resorts and casinos, among other facilities. As a result of Nevada’s relatively less strict marriage laws, Reno is also well-known as a place where one can get married and divorced quickly.
Despite the national focus on its image as “the biggest little city in the world,” Reno certainly has other aspects of industry to boast of. It serves as a distribution and warehouse center, allows for goods to be stored tax-free, and a variety of products are manufactured and produced in Reno – from concrete to beverage dispensers to clothing accessories. To learn more about Reno, head over to the Reno Topic Page.
Additional Library Resources
The West Las Vegas Teen Oral History Project is an intergenerational project, enabling teens to become historians of cultural and heritage experiences in their African American Community. We assembled a team of six (6) teen volunteers by contacting and requesting nominations from area special interest groups which included, but was not limited to, schools, sororities and fraternities, and churches. We created a selection committee which included staff from the West Las Vegas Library, and members from area special interest groups which included but was not limited to schools, sororities and fraternities, and churches. Individuals selected are long standing residents or elders within the African American Community willing to discuss their first-hand accounts of life in West Las Vegas to the student oral historians.
The finished video projects are available in the Virtual Library’s eMedia catalog along with the transcripts. (Note: for the ebook of the transcript checkout the video and you will be able to download both the video and the ebook.)
Search for West Las Vegas Teen Oral History Project or click on the following individual links.
Interview with Mr. Walter Mason, Mr. Art Jordon and Mrs. Jordon