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Old 04-11-2021, 03:17 AM
 
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So, given that on average population is growing in the valley by 20k a month,
Where/how did you come up with this figure?
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:17 AM
 
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Where/how did you come up with this figure?
https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/2...gas/population

First three months of 2021, we have averaged 20k, last year it was about 10k, the year before it was 8k, so I’m guessing that COVID slowed it down in the first few months of the pandemic and we’re seeing accelerated growth now.
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Statements like this are why people should stick to commenting on things with which they have at least a bit of familiarity. There are 6/8 lane roads all over little-developed parts of the valley that were prebuilt for exactly the purpose of accommodating future growth. I don’t give southern NV credit for a lot, but anticipating future growth needs where infrastructure is concerned is one area this place has always excelled.
Yeah, exactly. Sorry but that was a really dumb comment. This state is flush with money from tourist taxes, always has been, and the road system is better than almost anywhere. It has ZERO to do with taxes and everything to do with political will and leadership. Oregon has a 10% state income tax and Multnomah County property taxes (where Portland is) are high, I paid $12,000 per year for my $700K condo, whereas here it’s $7,000 per year on a house worth more than that. Yet all of that money doesn’t matter because Portland is full of the dumbest liberals who think if you refuse to build roads, people will bike everywhere. You know, because we are all childfree yuppies living in condos who don’t ever need to drive kids anywhere or grocery shop for the week. I actually fit that bill ironically when I was living in a condo, but I’m not biking in rain, ever, or even walking in it. Screw that.

When I lived in Beaverton, my wife couldn’t even find parking much of the time out by the community college (she did the 2 and 2, finishing at Portland State, cheaper tuition to do basic core stuff at CC) because the president said they didn’t want to encourage driving - in a suburb - by building more parking. There is a COW FIELD right behind the school, full of empty land! They just refuse to put parking on it. That’s the kind of backwards mentality that you get from a hippy blue state like Oregon. That is what brought me to a state that values infrastructure like Vegas and doesn’t give two poops about stupid, wasteful “public transportation” which has ZERO future in this country and I do mean zero. Self-driving cars will be a far more efficient and cheaper option for those who can’t afford to buy cars. By 2030-2035 when most idiotic light real / streetcar kind of nonsense could even begin to have any payoff under even the rosiest circumstances in other cities, we’ll already have a fleet of Uber type of self-driving cars that anyone will be able to use. Heck there will probably be government subsidizes for low income workers for all we know. But what we don’t need is wasteful $500M type of public transit options that nobody but poor people would ever use.
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:33 PM
 
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https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/2...gas/population

First three months of 2021, we have averaged 20k, last year it was about 10k, the year before it was 8k, so I’m guessing that COVID slowed it down in the first few months of the pandemic and we’re seeing accelerated growth now.
That is pretty fascinating. It will be interesting to compare the numbers once the Census data is available later this year. Had no idea we were almost 2.8 million residents here. Thought it was closer to 2.3
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain
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That is pretty fascinating. It will be interesting to compare the numbers once the Census data is available later this year. Had no idea we were almost 2.8 million residents here. Thought it was closer to 2.3
Yes, I had that 2.3 million in my head as well. I moved here in September but I didn't realize the
net migration had accelerated that much. My husband just spent a week back in Pennsylvania for
business and former house stuff. He was very appreciative of getting back to Las Vegas and our
incredible highway system. Literally, Philly is such a highway hazard and broken mess. Main freeway
from suburbs to city has 2 yes only 2 lanes. Turnpike which you have to pay additional fees for
also only has 2 lanes for most of it.

I suspect that people who grew up and have only lived in the Vegas valley don't realize how
impressive the roads and freeway system here actually is. For the amount of the current population,
it is pretty forward thinking.
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Old 04-11-2021, 04:11 PM
 
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Yes, I had that 2.3 million in my head as well. I moved here in September but I didn't realize the
net migration had accelerated that much. My husband just spent a week back in Pennsylvania for
business and former house stuff. He was very appreciative of getting back to Las Vegas and our
incredible highway system. Literally, Philly is such a highway hazard and broken mess. Main freeway
from suburbs to city has 2 yes only 2 lanes. Turnpike which you have to pay additional fees for
also only has 2 lanes for most of it.

I suspect that people who grew up and have only lived in the Vegas valley don't realize how
impressive the roads and freeway system here actually is. For the amount of the current population,
it is pretty forward thinking.
I lived in the Philly area for awhile and it was absolutely some of the worst roads and traffic. My commute was cutting through neighborhoods, and gas stations, plazas, and sometimes going on an opposite of a one way so I could cut my commute time down to 1 hour.

We decided to live outside of Philly based on the city wage tax, which was as 2.5 or 3 percent. This was on top of state taxes and the arcane dmv system that the state has.

I was happy when we left.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:12 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Holly cow, drove up by Farm Road and Aliante Pkwy today and that place is unrecognizable! Many new neighborhoods going up with commercial buildings to follow I am sure. I am thinking more commercial build up by N. 5th St. and 215.
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM
 
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https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/2...gas/population

First three months of 2021, we have averaged 20k, last year it was about 10k, the year before it was 8k, so I’m guessing that COVID slowed it down in the first few months of the pandemic and we’re seeing accelerated growth now.
How can that be when on that page it shows we have been just about 3.7% for 20 years but the last two years it's down!?

Las Vegas - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 2,772,000 2.70%
2020 2,699,000 2.98%
2019 2,621,000 3.15%
2018 2,541,000 3.67%
2017 2,451,000 3.68%
2016 2,364,000 3.68%
2015 2,280,000 3.68%
2014 2,199,000 3.68%
2013 2,121,000 3.67%
2012 2,046,000 3.70%
2011 1,973,000 3.68%
2010 1,903,000 3.65%
2009 1,836,000 3.67%
2008 1,771,000 3.69%
2007 1,708,000 3.70%
2006 1,647,000 3.65%
2005 1,589,000 3.72%
2004 1,532,000 3.65%
2003 1,478,000 3.72%
2002 1,425,000 3.64%
2001 1,375,000 3.70%
2000 1,326,000 5.83%
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Yes, I had that 2.3 million in my head as well. I moved here in September but I didn't realize the
net migration had accelerated that much. My husband just spent a week back in Pennsylvania for
business and former house stuff. He was very appreciative of getting back to Las Vegas and our
incredible highway system. Literally, Philly is such a highway hazard and broken mess. Main freeway
from suburbs to city has 2 yes only 2 lanes. Turnpike which you have to pay additional fees for
also only has 2 lanes for most of it.

I suspect that people who grew up and have only lived in the Vegas valley don't realize how
impressive the roads and freeway system here actually is. For the amount of the current population,
it is pretty forward thinking.
This is really true! Almost every single freeway in Oregon is 4 total lanes, 2 each way! It doesn’t matter where you are. The only time it’s ever more is when the far right is a turning lane only. Portland is just a little bit larger than Vegas, yet our roads here are usually twice as many lanes and sometimes more. You’d never see anything like that up there which creates massive gridlock during rush hour.

I will be nice and not call them stupid, just hilariously naive, but Vegas natives don’t know how to use the word “traffic.” They somehow think traffic just means there are cars on the road. I’ve seen Uber drivers here complain about “the traffic” as they’re going 70. If you’re anywhere near the speed limit *there is no traffic!* Traffic means you’re going 5-15 mph consistently on the freeway. That’s traffic. That’s the reality of driving in LA, Seattle, or Portland, three of the worst traffic cities. It’s very common to go 10 mph the entire time during rush hour in Portland so a 12 mile commute takes you an hour or more. I’ve rarely seen much traffic in Vegas besides the Strip, but I will say despite their smug attitude of superiority, the people in Summerlin deal with by far the worst traffic you’ll see here. There’s never any traffic coming from Henderson and going to the Strip, I’ve literally made it to the airport in 14 minutes at 5:15 pm pre-pandemic on a weekday. There just isn’t traffic over here at all. But driving back from Summerlin a few times, the traffic is horrible for Vegas. Not overall THAT bad but definitely slower.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 PM
 
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There’s never any traffic coming from Henderson and going to the Strip.
I don’t know where is Henderson you live, but I live just south of the Green Valley Ranch casino and work on the strip and there is heavy traffic on the 215 going to the strip every morning and heading to Henderson every afternoon.
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