LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Southern Nevada’s population of approximately 2.33 million residents is predicted to reach 3.39 million by the year 2060, according to a new report released by UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER).
As the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, CBER predicts robust growth in population to continue through 2024. By 2040, the population of Clark County is expected to surpass the 3 million mark.
The rise reflects strong economic activity as the number of infrastructure investments, projects, and jobs increases.
In 2021, 71,000 jobs were added to Clark County. Between 2021 and 2060, CBER predicts an increase of 498,000 jobs and that healthcare and social assistance will be the second largest sector by 2025.
“All of the data that makes up the population forecast paints a picture of what our community will look like in the next several decades and the opportunities and challenges that come with it,” says Andrew Woods, director of CBER.
To join the conversation on its population forecast, the public is welcome to attend CBER’s Virtual Town Hall on August 18 at 12:00 p.m.
To register and submit questions ahead of time, visit here.