Each year, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC), the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), a group of community demographers and analysts, and the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas work together to develop a long-term forecast of Clark County’s population and its growth that is consistent with the structural economic characteristics of the county. Toward this end, we employ a general-equilibrium demographic and economic model developed by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), specifically for Clark County
We recalibrate the REMI model to incorporate the most recent available information regarding local employment and its growth and local public and private investment projects. The resulting long-term forecast predicts positive population growth throughout the range of the forecast. SNRPC estimates that Clark County’s population was 2.38 million in 2020, a strong increase of 2.2 percent despite the COVID-19 outbreak. We expect that Clark County’s population will reach approximately 3.02 million by 2035 and nearly 3.38 million by 2060.