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New census report shows growth, changing demos in Las Vegas

Posted at 1:49 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 16:49:49-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a rise in population in the last five years in the greater Las Vegas area has also brought new demographic trends.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the 2013-2017 American Community Survey found Southern Nevada is seeing an increase in Latinos, the elderly and transplants from California.

The Las Vegas metro area now ranks as the 30th most populous metro area in the U.S.

According to the findings, the population gained more than 157,000 people between the 2008-2012 period and the 2013-2017 period.

But the number of people in Clark County who identify as Caucasian has declined.

The findings, released late last week, are based on interviews about a range of issues with 3.5 million households nationwide.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com