After growing fast for decades, Clark County’s population is expected to swell by another 1 million people by 2060, a new forecast shows.
Around 3.38 million people are expected to live in Clark County nearly 40 years from now, up from an estimated 2.38 million residents last year, according to UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
The forecast is higher than it was just a few years ago, as the research center predicted in 2019 that nearly 3.09 million people would live in Clark County by 2060.
Fueled by its ever-expanding tourism industry, relatively low housing costs, near year-round sunshine and lack of state income taxes, Southern Nevada has long been a popular place for people to move to.
Still, the latest forecast will likely prompt locals to question where all the newcomers will live and whether the region has enough available or developable land, and access to enough water, to accommodate the growth.
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