Nevada growth is stalled

It’s official: Nevada’s population patterns have changed completely (“What if Nevada stops growing?” RN&R, Oct. 29). Nevada is continuing to grow slightly, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, but it’s no longer happening because people are moving to Nevada. From 2007 to 2008, the growth was entirely from residential births. Emigration to Nevada has not only stopped—a startling reversal of the state’s longtime role as the nation’s fastest growing state—but 4,000 more people left the state than came to Nevada. The changes in the state’s population patterns could even endanger Nevada’s expected pickup of another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, though that is not yet certain.