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April 19, 2014

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Driver’s license numbers show decline in new residents

The decrease in the number of people moving to Clark County continues to be evident at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

UNLV researcher Peggy Jackman keeps track of the number of driver licenses that out-of-state motorists surrender when they move to Nevada.

In the first nine months of 2007, 57,563 new Clark County residents had turned in their out-of-state licenses. The corresponding figure for the first nine months of this year was 49,959, a decrease of 7,604.

Though Jackman's license count doesn't capture individuals such as children, the trends that emerge from her reporting are some of the best we have to gauge how many people are moving to Clark County and where they are coming from.

Attached here are charts from Jackman showing the number of out-of-state driver's licenses collected monthly here in Clark County.

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