Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada

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Cal-Nev-Ari is a census-designated place and town in Clark County, Nevada, United States, near the state's southernmost point. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 278. The town's name is a syllabic abbreviation of California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Cal-Nev-Ari was created in the mid 1960s by Nancy & Slim Kidwell, who acquired a 640-acre (2.6 km2) section of land from the U. S. Government and commenced development of an airport-based community. In addition to the FAA designated Kidwell Airport, the community has grown over the years to include a casino, motel, RV and mobile home parks, convenience market, and over 100 residential lots.

A consequence of the September 11th terrorist attacks is that trucks and motorhomes are no longer allowed to pass over Hoover Dam. As a result, they have now been routed down U.S. Route 95 and through Cal-Nev-Ari in order to get to Arizona.



Cal-Nev-Ari is located at 35°18′12″N 114°52′51″W / 35.30333°N 114.88083°W / 35.30333; -114.88083Coordinates: 35°18′12″N 114°52′51″W / 35.30333°N 114.88083°W / 35.30333; -114.88083 (35.303196, -114.880795)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 278 people, 154 households, and 93 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 120.9 people per square mile (46.7/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 86.5/sq mi (33.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.32% White, 1.80% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

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