Living in Clark County
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|Clark County is committed to providing a high quality of life for its more than 2.2 million residents. That means providing a broad range of regional services countywide, including the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 952,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development. Clark County is governed by the seven-member County Commission and administered by the County Manager's Office.
Information for Residents
The Clark County School District is the 6th-largest school system in the nation, serving 318,040 students in the 2014-2015 academic year. Clark County is also home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada, among other educational institutions, all tracked and listed courtesy of the Nevada Department of Education. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District also serves as an educational resource for residents and visitors.
Parks & Recreation
Nevada is a great state to explore and Clark County has some of its richest offerings. Popular local regional parks include Sunset and Desert Breeze, while the Clark County Shooting Complex and the 2,900-acre Wetlands Park are also popular. Southern Nevada is also blessed with the splendor of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Meanwhile, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Mount Charleston are additional treasures, about which one can find information on the National Park Service pages.
Clark County is the largest county in Nevada. Within its borders are several major cities, including North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite.