Regional News: Nevada passes 3M population mark with push from Californians

Texas and other Western states including Arizona, Utah and Washington were other major migration hubs

 In this April 21, 2016 file photo, houses line streets near the edge of the Las Vegas valley in Las Vegas. California is playing an unparalleled role in Nevada growth, as the state population surpassed 3 million people and the U.S. Census Bureau ranked the Silver State as the nation’s fastest-growing state in 2018.
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By The Sacramento Bee

California is playing an unparalleled role in Nevada growth, as state population estimates surpassed 3 million people and the U.S. Census Bureau ranked the Silver State as the nation’s fastest-growing in 2018.

More than 50,000 Californians moved to Nevada from July 2017 to July 2018, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, or nearly 40%of the total number of people who moved from another U.S. state during that time.

Robert Lang, executive director of Brookings Mountain West at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said there are now more adults in Nevada who were born in California than native Nevadans.

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