Living in Clark County
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|Clark County is committed to providing a high quality of life for its more than 2.25 million residents. That means providing a broad range of regional services countywide, including the nation’s 8th-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 more than 1 million 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 5th-largest school system in the nation, serving 322,770 students in the 2016-2017 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 System of Higher Education. Various private colleges and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District also serve as educational resources 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, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument 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; as well as the popular town of Laughlin on the Nevada-Arizona border.