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Clark County, Nevada

Clark County is a county located in the U.S. State of Nevada. It is the most populous county in that state (2001 population estimate 1,464,653), and contains the city of Las Vegas, which is the county seat.

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Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 20,955 km² (8,091 mi²). 20,488 km² (7,910 mi²) of it is land and 467 km² (180 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.23% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,375,765 people, 512,253 households, and 339,623 families residing in the county. The population density is 67/km² (174/mi²). There are 559,799 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (71/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 71.58% White, 9.08% African American, 0.79% Native American, 5.27% Asian, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 8.61% from other races, and 4.20% from two or more races. 21.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 512,253 households out of which 31.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% are married couples living together, 11.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% are non-families. 24.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 32.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 103.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $44,616, and the median income for a family is $50,485. Males have a median income of $35,243 versus $27,077 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,785. 10.80% of the population and 7.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.10% are under the age of 18 and 7.30% are 65 or older.

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