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Rank in growth among states since 1960: First
Number of new residents per month: 4,000-6,000
Percentage of state-owned land by the federal government: 87
Percentage of U.S. gold mined there: 60
Percentage of Nevada workers employed in the service industry: 44
Percentage of Nevada workers employed in the building industry: 8