The City of Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada with a population of 627,249 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2411630) 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.
Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Las Vegas is located within Las Vegas Division of Clark County.
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, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Las Vegas: Las Vegas Mission, Las Vegas Ranch, Los Vegas, McWilliamstown, Old Town, Piigisi, Ragtown, Westside.
|Population in Households||617,363|
|Population in Familes||488,310|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||9,886|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||259,360 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||119,504 (46.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||105,131 (40.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||34,725 (13.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$210,569|
|Average Home Value||$261,893|
|Median Household Income||$51,415|
|Average Household Income||$67,918|
|Per Capita Income||$24,946|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.12%|
|Per Capita Income||1.74%|
The table below compares Las Vegas to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 6||96th|
|Diversity Index2||# 8||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 62||53rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 71||47th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.