U.S. census shows Clark County's population increased by 47,355

Mar 23, 2018 9:31 AM

The Southern Nevada population pool for locals’ casinos and other businesses continues to grow as United States census data released earlier this week shows Clark County's population increased by 47,355 people from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, the second highest total in the country.

The census data reveals that, as of July 1, 2017, Clark County was home to 2,204,079 residents, up 2.2 percent from 2,1567,254 in 2016      

Only one other county in America, Maricopa County in Arizona added more people to its population last year than Clark County. That county, which includes Phoenix, led the nation with an increase of 73,650 to 4,307,033 residents.

From 2015-16, Clark County added the third most residents in the country, with 46,375. In years before that, Clark County increased its population by 45,655 in 2015, 40,365 in 2014, 30,209 in 2013, 32,833 in 2012, and 16,048 in 2011. Since 2010, the county's population has grown by over 250,000.

The census data attributes this year's growth to a natural increase of 10,582 people (more births than deaths), and a net migration of 36,635 people who came to Clark County from another country (7,221) or from another part of America (29,414).

Third on the growth list was nearby Riverside County, CA. adding 36,7444 people to its population last year. Of the remaining top 10 counties in numeric population growth, all but one (King County, WA) are located in Texas, the data shows.