Clark County, Nevada

county in Nevada, United States

Clark County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the population was 2,265,461.[1] It is the most populous county in Nevada. Las Vegas, the state’s most populous city, is also the county seat.

Clark County
Map of Nevada highlighting Clark County
Location within the U.S. state of Nevada
Map of the United States highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°12′N 115°01′W / 36.2°N 115.02°W / 36.2; -115.02
Country United States
State Nevada
Named forWilliam A. Clark
Largest cityLas Vegas

The county was formed by the Nevada Legislature by splitting off a portion of Lincoln County on February 5, 1909,[2] and came into existence on July 1, 1909.[3]

The Las Vegas Strip is in Clark County

The county is famously the location of the Las Vegas Strip, with huge casinos and hotels that attract many tourists every year.


  1. "QuickFacts: Clark County, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 1, 2023.
  2. Las Vegas Sun, January 4, 2009; Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.), (The Scarecrow Press, 1983), p479-480
  3. Squires, C. P. Sam P. Davis (ed.). The History of Nevada. Nevada's Online State News Journal. p. 801. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2009.