CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's population is leveling off and
could signal that the state is slowly rebounding from the Great
In a population estimate released Monday, state Demographer Jeff
Hardcastle says Nevada gained 17,152 people from July 2010 to July
2011, representing an increase of 0.6 percent.
That's in comparison to two years ago, when 27,677 people, or 1
percent of the population, left the state as the economy tanked.
Hardcastle says the latest estimates suggest that if people are moving out, others are moving in or having children to neutralize the population shift.
Clark County, the state's most populous, gained an estimated 13,462 people last year. Hardcastle attributed most of those to births. Rural counties also saw small increases.
Northern Nevada's Washoe County, however, saw a decline of about