The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Nevada For 2022


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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Nevada.

Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Las Vegas and Henderson, while others want peace and quiet like in Winnemucca and Fallon, thank you very much.

But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in Nevada have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Silver State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Nevada for 2022 according to the most recent census data:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Nevada For 2022

  1. Mesquite
  2. Henderson
  3. North Las Vegas
  4. Sparks
  5. Elko
  6. Reno
  7. Fernley
  8. Las Vegas
  9. Winnemucca
  10. Boulder City

What's the fastest growing city in Nevada for 2022? Based on the most recent ACS data, Mesquite ranks as the fastest growing city in Nevada. If you happen to be a resident of Mesquite, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Nevada are growing like weeds.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Nevada or the Fastest Growing States In America.

For more Nevada state reading:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Nevada For 2022

1. Mesquite

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,087
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 14,608
Percent Growth 30.7%
Absolute Growth: 4,479
More on Mesquite: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Mesquite, NV

2. Henderson

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 309,955
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 249,250
Percent Growth 24.4%
Absolute Growth: 60,705
More on Henderson: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Henderson, NV

3. North Las Vegas

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 247,248
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 203,951
Percent Growth 21.2%
Absolute Growth: 43,297
More on North Las Vegas: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

North Las Vegas, NV

Source: Public domain

4. Sparks

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 102,895
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population 2010: 87,301
Percent Growth 17.9%
Absolute Growth: 15,594
More on Sparks: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Sparks, NV

5. Elko

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,396
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population 2010: 17,784
Percent Growth 14.7%
Absolute Growth: 2,612
More on Elko: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Elko, NV

6. Reno

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 250,903
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population 2010: 220,996
Percent Growth 13.5%
Absolute Growth: 29,907
More on Reno: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Reno, NV

7. Fernley

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,616
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 18,378
Percent Growth 12.2%
Absolute Growth: 2,238
More on Fernley: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Fernley, NV

8. Las Vegas

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 644,594
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 579,786
Percent Growth 11.2%
Absolute Growth: 64,808
More on Las Vegas: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Las Vegas, NV

9. Winnemucca

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,752
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population 2010: 7,142
Percent Growth 8.5%
Absolute Growth: 610
More on Winnemucca: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Winnemucca, NV

10. Boulder City

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,048
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population 2010: 15,399
Percent Growth 4.2%
Absolute Growth: 649
More on Boulder City: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Boulder City, NV

Methodology: How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Silver State for 2022

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 12 Nevada cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Silver State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here's a graph of the cities in Nevada with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Nevada Graph For 2022

Click to enlarge

Summary: These Places Grew Up So Fast In Nevada, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Nevada are led by Mesquite which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Carson City
  2. Fallon
  3. Boulder City

For more Nevada reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Nevada For 2022

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Mesquite 30.7% 19,087 14,608
2 Henderson 24.4% 309,955 249,250
3 North Las Vegas 21.2% 247,248 203,951
4 Sparks 17.9% 102,895 87,301
5 Elko 14.7% 20,396 17,784
6 Reno 13.5% 250,903 220,996
7 Fernley 12.2% 20,616 18,378
8 Las Vegas 11.2% 644,594 579,786
9 Winnemucca 8.5% 7,752 7,142
10 Boulder City 4.2% 16,048 15,399

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