The state of Nevada is 7th most extensive with an area of 110,622 square miles. With a population of 2,839,099 as it was estimated in 2014, the state is 35th most populous in the nation and 9th least densely populated. The landmarks of the state are: “Red Rock Canyon Nationa Conservation Area”, “National Automobile Museum” and “Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay”.
There are few universities under the biggest educational system of Higher Education-Nevada in Las Vegas, Reno, Southern and Western Nevada.
Nevada’s total state product estimated in 2010 was $126 billion and per capita personal income estmated in 2009 was $38,578, ranking 19th in the nation. Nevada’s state debt in 2012 was calculated to be $7.5 billion. In December 2014 the state’s unemployment rate was 6.8%. Very significant sectors in the state represent tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, and electric equipment. Visitors from around the world visit resorts like Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe and other for gambling in 266 casinos. The gaming revenue brought $12 billion and $13 billion in non-gaming revenue. The state of Nevada has the most hotel rooms per capita in the US, for about 187,301 rooms in 584 hotels.
Mining is very important sector in Nevada. In 2004, 6,800,000 ounces od gold were mined and worth $2.84 billion. Agriculture is also a very important sector in Nevada. State’s agricultural outputs are cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions and potatoes. State’s sales tax is variable depending upon the county and the minimum statewide tax is 6.85 %. The tax in other major counties is 7.745% in Carson and 7.725% in Washoe.