Nevada Retail Facts

 28% of businesses in Nevada are owned by women.

Nevada has roughly the same GDP output as the country of Peru.

Nevada is the seventh largest state with 110,540 square miles, 85% of them federally owned including the secret Area 51 near the little town of Rachel.

Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.

The longest morse code telegram ever sent was the Nevada state constitution. Sent from Carson City to Washington D.C. in 1864. The transmission must have taken several hours.

On average, 150 couples are married each day in Las Vegas.

Of the 17 counties in Nevada, only Carson City and Virginia City have remained county seats since the beginning of statehood.

 

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,341 (it was $46,530 in 2000)

 

The Forum Shops at Caesars opened with 283,000 square feet in May 1992. In August 1997 it was expanded to 500,000 square feet and a third phase added another 175,000 square feet in October 2004.

 

It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas.

 

Shrimp consumption in Las Vegas is more than 60,000 pounds a day -- higher than the rest of the country combined!