Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Las Vegas grew from a population of 1,375,765 in 2000 to 1,951,269 in 2010, a 41.8% increase, third highest in the country for that decade. These images show the rapid growth of the city. The tip of Lake Mead is visible east of the city (dark area), where Hoover Dam impounds the Colorado River.
We have created an animation to make it easier to visualize the progression of the changes in Las Vegas. Click the subsection “Change Animation” to view that short video.
Population growth of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area
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