The population expansion in Nevada over the last year was nearly three times the national average and Las Vegas has the second fastest-growing population rate in any state.
That’s according to Jeremy Aguero with Applied Analysis, who spoke Tuesday at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s Perspective event.
Aguero said that 4.9 people on average move to Las Vegas every hour.
Of those new residents, 34 percent are from California.
With that growth has come more construction. There are currently $18 billion of planned, proposed and current construction projects in Las Vegas.