Learn About Nevada
Nevada was admitted to statehood on October 31, 1864, which made it the 36th state. The capital city is Carson City. The official state bird is the Mountain Bluebird and the state flower is Sagebrush.
Cattle, hay, dairy products and potatoes are the agricultural economic producers while industrial revenues come from tourism, mining, electric equipment, food processing, machinery and printing/publishing.
Lots of Money, Few Jobs
The total Nevada state product was estimated at $126-billion (2010) and the state has the worst unemployment rate in the nation at 13.4% (August 2011).
A statewide sales tax of 6.85% is in place, but many counties add an additional optional tax with one county charging as much as 8.1%.