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POPULATION

 

City of Las Vegas — 478,434
City of Henderson — 175,381
City of N. Las Vegas — 115,488
Clark County — 1,375,765
Nevada — 1,998,257
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

Between 4,000 and 6,000 people move into Clark County monthly. In 1999, 33.8 million people visited Las Vegas while in 2000 the number rose to 35.8 million. More than 3.8 million of those were convention delegates. In 2000 there were 124,270 hotel/motel rooms available.
Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Research

LAS VEGAS McCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

1 mile (1.6 km.) from the Strip
3.5 miles (5.6 km.) from the Convention Center
5 miles (8 km.) from Downtown Las Vegas
McCarran is ranked 8th busiest in the world by the
Airports Council in Washington, D.C.
Serves 51 air carriers including:
24 scheduled
2 helicopter services
8 commuter
17 charter
Averages 980 flights a day.
Direct flights to 58 U.S. cities, 1 European city. In the first four months of 2001, 18.5 million passengers passed through McCarran. 36.8 million passengers passed through in 2000. 1.2 million of those were international passangers. 1.3 million square-foot (1.04 million square meter) terminal with 92 gates, covers 2,820 acres, 5,000 cars a day use parking facilities, tram to some terminals. Baggage control computer ramp, moving pedestrian walkways. Class A port-of-entry, bilateral agreement with Canada, international signage.

WEATHER

Average temperature 66.3 degrees (19 degrees centigrade). Average yearly rainfall 4.13 inches (10.64 centimeters). Average daily humidity 29 percent. 211.5 clear days annually, 82.4 partly cloudy days, 71.3 cloudy days.

TRANSPORTATION

More than 965 cabs service metropolitan Las Vegas. More than 325 limousines are available. 16 bus and/or charter firms operate in the city. Citizens Area Transit (CAT) is a public transportation company that operates 31 routes throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area, and 1 route in Laughlin.

WEDDING CHAPELS

More than 35 wedding chapels. In the first five months of 1995, there were 44,104 wedding licenses issued including 158 in Laughlin. In 1994, 99,310 wedding licenses were issued in the Las Vegas area, with 79 in Laughlin. $35 license fee; Marriage License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. (0800) to midnight (2400) Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. (0800) Friday to midnight (2400) Sunday; 24 hours all legal holidays in Nevada. On Valentine’s Day weekend in 1994, 2,353 marriage licenses were issued. A license can be purchased in Laughlin 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Justice Court Clerk’s office in the Regional Government Center, 101 Civic Way.

MUSEUMS

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Guinness World of Records Museum, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas Museum of Natural History, Liberace Museum & Foundation, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Lost City Museum of Archaeology, Clark County Heritage Museum, Nevada State Museum & Historical Society, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History/UNLV, Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Movie Museum.