Nevada is a western U.S. state defined by its great expanses of desert, and by the 24-hour casinos and entertainment for which its largest city, Las Vegas, is famed. Las Vegas is home to elaborate theme hotels and luxury resorts that line its main thoroughfare, the Las Vegas Strip. The city's also home to museums such as the Mob Museum, extravagant live shows and upscale shopping malls and restaurants.
The state of Nevada has a population of 2,656,485, and is formerly abbreviated as NV. Nevada has 987,894 households in the state, with an average of 2.65 people living in each of them. Of the 2,656,485 people living in Nevada, 50.87% are male, 49.13% are female, 58.38% are married and 41.62% are single. 57.72% of existing homes are owned by inhabitants, with a median home cost of $145,230 in the state.
Air quality in Nevada is rated at 48.9/100, and water quality at 42/100. There are 174.6 physicians in Nevada per 100,000 of the population. Unemployment rates average 12.60% in the state and the sales tax rate is 7.13%.
Average income per household in Nevada is $56,381. 9.30% of households have income levels less than $15,000 per year. 21.92% of households have income levels between $50,000 and $75,000 annually, and 0.64% earn more than $500,000 per year.