41 million visitors, 24/7/365 action: A better look at Las Vegas, by the numbers

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Steve Marcus

Travelers take images at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015|2 a.m.

Las Vegas is a 24/7/365 location. Our city hosts more than 40 million visitors each year, is the economic lifeline of Nevada and is home to the majority of the state’s 2.8 million citizens. Here, we present a look at our city and state, their history, facilities, government and entertainment, by the numbers.

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In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file picture, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

522,399

Plane take-offs and landings at McCarran International Airport in 2014

150,544

Hotel rooms in the valley in 2014

288

Years it would take an individual to invest one night in every hotel room on the Strip

$530

Typical gambling budget per Las Vegas visitor

7,982,550

Pillows fluffed at MGM Grand in 2014

2,500

Unique dancers working in the valley on an average day

30,000

Individuals who work as woman of the streets in Las Vegas, where prostitution is unlawful

1,000

Ladies who work in Nevada’s legal whorehouse market

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Chippendales alumni Terry Lenley, Michael Rapp and Dino Manriquez perform throughout the Chippendales 35th anniversary celebration Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Rio.

12,243

White Fruit of the Loom tank tops the 20-member cast of “Chippendales” splits through each year

2,912

Condoms entertainers in “X Burlesque” give audience members each year throughout the “Mile High” scene

110 gallons

Amount of Crown Royal that Carrot Top provides audience members each year. The comedian loves to share shots with fans throughout his program.

50 lots

Weight of the bronze lion outside MGM Grand. It is stated to be the biggest bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere.

267,436

Bathroom tissue rolls utilized by the Blue Male Group at Monte Carlo in 2014. The program’s grand finale includes waterfalls of toilet paper.

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Couples watch the program at Bellagio Fountains on Monday, March 16, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.

11,336

Reveals carried out by the Bellagio fountains in 2014

666

Sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel

1.5 million

Gallons of water in the “O” pool. The water is kept at 88 degrees, and the swimming pool can be changed into a dry phase in seconds.

3.2 million

Visitors to the Adventuredome at Circus Circus in 2014

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The Cardiac arrest Grill in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

19,900

Calories in the Octuple-Bypass Hamburger at the Cardiac arrest Grill downtown. Restaurants who weigh more than 350 pounds consume free of charge.

$5,000

Cost of the most pricey hamburger in Las Vegas, the Fleurburger 5000 at Fleur in Mandalay Bay. It is made with wagyu beef, foie gras and truffles, and served with a bottle of 1995 Ch√Ęteau Petrus 5000. Twenty six were offered last year.

52,640

Massages and facials offered at Medspa Bellagio in 2014

96,719

Pounds of crab legs served at the Buffet at Aria in 2014

$737,000

Cost of a bundle at Drai’s club that includes using a personal 737 jet that seats 50, a 210-second fireworks show and 100 bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne

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G2E gamers take Wonder Woman for a spin.

8

Citizens for every single fruit machine in Las Vegas

10,000 pounds

Incorporated weight of all the jewelry worn in “Jubilee” because the program began

136

Starbucks places in Las Vegas. The city is the 10th most Starbucks-saturated city on the planet. Seoul, South Korea, is No. 1, followed by New York City, then Shanghai.

1.81

Inches of rain recorded in the valley in 2014

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Pedestrians walk along South Eastern Opportunity in a not successful effort to prevent getting wet during a heavy rainstorm crossing the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

10.72

Inches of rain recorded in Las Vegas in 1941, the wettest year on record. By comparison, annual typical precipitation in Atlanta is 48.6 inches.

0.56

Inches of overall rains in 1953, Las Vegas’ driest year on record

110,571

Location, in square miles, of Nevada. The state is the seventh biggest in the United States.

58,675,104

Gallons of gasoline sold in Clark County in February

$8.25 per hour

Base pay in Las Vegas

50 percent

Greater risk amongst Las Vegans of committing suicide, compared to homeowners nationally

200

Approximate gallons of water made use of per person per day in the valley

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Father Courtney Edward Krier, left, offers help to Edward Samaan, 63, while he completes community hours during the Wednesday morning complimentary breakfast for the needy at St. Joseph’s Traditional Catholic Church in downtown Las Vegas October 2, 2013.

354,110

Exercising Catholics in Clark County

124,291

Mormons in Clark County

1,700

Orthodox Jews in Clark County

1,084

Muslims in Clark County

621

Number of year-round rivers or streams in Nevada. All but one– the Colorado River– end in inland basins or dry lake beds known as playas. Just about 10 percent of the state’s rivers and streams are year-round.

5,500 feet above sea level

Nevada’s typical elevation

479 feet above sea level

Floor in Nevada, along the Colorado River, simply south of Laughlin

200

Miles of drainage tunnels below Las Vegas. If laid end to end beginning at the Spaghetti Bowl, the tunnels would stretch to about 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

48th

Nevada’s ranking for government workers. Nevada employs the third fewest public workers per capita of any state in the country, just 195 per 10,000 locals.

75 percent

Share of public employees in Nevada who are instructors

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A view of Barrick’s Bullfrog Mine near Beatty during the 25th Yearly Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Workshop Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The gold and silver mine functioned from 1988 to 1999. The tour also consisted of a journey the ghost town of Rhyolite. Educators invested the very first day of the workshop focused on class activities connected to rocks and minerals.

28

Variety of active cash cow in Nevada

19.1 percent

Share of Nevadans who are foreign-born. The nationwide average is 12.9 percent.

Fourth

Nevada’s global ranking as a gold producer, after China, Australia and South Africa. Nevada supplies 3 quarters of all the gold mined in the United States.

13,140 feet

Height of Nevada’s highest mountain, Boundary Peak, in the White Mountains, simply a couple of miles from the California border. In reality, the peak belonged to California before an 1892 geological survey moved it within state lines.

1955

Year Location 51 was established by the Central Intelligence Agency to establish and check military projects.

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License plates are sold in addition to other extraterrestrial-themed mementos at the Little A’Le’Inn, located 9 miles up the roadway from the military testing base referred to as Location 51, in Rachel, Nev., Aug. 20, 2013. Recently, the CIA released a classified report officially confirming the presence of the military screening base notoriously rumored to have investigated UFOs and alien life, though locals of the location have actually long understood about it.

0

Population of Location 51 in September 1960 when the website was picked as a test center for the Archangel-12 stealth airplane. Location 51 was picked due to the fact that of its remote area, simple access and better weather– even though a longer, tougher runway and a fuel tank farm had to be constructed.

1,800

Population of Area 51 four years later on. By the time the first A-12 arrived in 1961, three shuttle bus air travels a day shuttled CIA personnel from Burbank to Las Vegas.

117 degrees

Hottest temperature taped in Las Vegas, taped on 3 separate dates in July 1942, July 2005 and June 2013.

36,718

Homeless individuals in Southern Nevada in 2014, approximately 2 percent of the region’s total population

50 feet

Length of the Shonisaurus popularis ichthyosaurs– extinct marine reptiles– that swam in the ocean that covered main Nevada 225 million years ago. Ichthyosaur fossils can be seen today at Berlin-Icthyosaur State Park in Austin, Nevada, which consists of the biggest known Shonisaurus popularis ichthyosaur fossil in the world.

7

Times Nevada has failed to elect the winner of the governmental election

2.1

Typical variety of robberies per hour in the Las Vegas Valley

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Volunteers and biologists identified 132 bald eagles at Lake Mead National Leisure Location Jan. 15 throughout a yearly eagle study. Bald eagles migrate from the north and can generally be identified at Lake Mead NRA from late-November to March.

6,942,873

Visitors to the Lake Mead National Leisure Location in 2014. Lake Mead is the sixth-most gone to location in the national forest system.

45 million pounds

Weight of the strengthened steel the federal government purchased to construct the Hoover Dam

$500,000

Typical month-to-month payroll throughout the dam’s building

26 million acre feet

Ability of Lake Mead, the biggest tank in the United States. Typically, the lake holds enough water to flood the entire state of New York 1-foot deep.

4.5 million cubic yards

Amount of concrete used to build the Hoover Dam, enough to construct a two-lane road from Seattle to Miami or a 4-foot-wide pathway around the Earth at the equator

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A loop of Hoover Dam aboard a Papillon helicopter on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Stone City.

660 feet

Density of the Hoover Dam at its base. It is as thick as two football fields determined end to end.

726 feet

Height of the Hoover Dam. That’s 171 feet taller than the Washington Monolith and twice as tall as the Luxor.

4.2 billion kilowatt-hours

Average yearly web generation for the Hoover Powerplant from 1947 through 2008

21,000

Number of men who constructed Hoover Dam

96

Number of employees who died structure Hoover Dam. It’s a misconception that their bodies are buried in the dam.

1,149 feet

Height of the Stratosphere, Clark County’s tallest building

1,455

Stairs in the Stratosphere

Sources: Vegas.com, U.S. Census Bureau, UNLV, U.S. Global Leadership Union, Institute of International Education, Central Knowledge Agency, U.S. Forest Service, UNLV Center for Gaming Research study, Nevada Department of Wildlife, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nevada150.org, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, City of Las Vegas, U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Recovery, National forest Service, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, GLS Research, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Las Vegas Valley Water District, VCU Center on Society and Health, National Oceanic and Environment Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations

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