Las Vegas, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Las Vegas, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada with a population of 614,520 as of July 1, 2015. Las Vegas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Las Vegas is located at latitude 36.2292 and longitude -115.2601 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Las Vegas (see map below) encompass a land area of 133.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,001 feet.

The City of Las Vegas has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Las Vegas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Las Vegas: Las Vegas Mission, Las Vegas Ranch, Los Vegas, McWilliamstown, Old Town, Piigisi, Ragtown, Westside.

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Las Vegas, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 614,520
Population in Households 604,660
Population in Familes 478,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,860
Population Density1 4,525
Diversity Index2 79
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 222,210
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 144,607
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 256,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118,344 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 103,866 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33,945 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $196,590
Average Home Value $246,219
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,666
Average Household Income $68,648
Per Capita Income $25,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 1.19%
Households 0.93% 1.18%
Families 0.8% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Las Vegas, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Vegas to the other 129 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 6 96th
Diversity Index2 # 8 95th
Median Household Income # 67 49th
Per Capita Income # 64 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.