AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Nevada for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Nevada is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Nevada has a population of 2,704,204 and a population density of 25.0 people per square mile. The capital city is Carson City and the largest city in Nevada is Las Vegas. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.