The 2010 census records a state population of 2.7 million. Largely desert and semi-arid, over two-thirds of the state population live within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The state capital is Carson City with a population of 55,274 people. Nevada is known as the Silver State.
Education in Nevada
The total number of students in the 2008-09 school year in Nevada was 433,371 attending 617 schools in 17 school districts.
Virtual schools in Nevada
Nevada does not have a statewide virtual school, but the Clark County School District, which accounts for around 70% of the state students, runs a virtual high school. The total enrollment for virtual schools in 2009-10 was 5,590 students. Find out more at: http://kpk12.com/states/nevada/