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Las Vegas, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Las Vegas is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clark County at latitude 36.2292 and longitude -115.2601. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,001 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Las Vegas, but most people and references simply refer to it as Las Vegas, Nevada.

The P1 Census Class Code for Las Vegas indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 604,866
Population in Households 595,086
Population in Familes 471,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,780
Population Density1 4,454
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 218,503
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 142,881
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 253,790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117,865 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 100,638 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35,287 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $168,853
Average Home Value $212,862


Median Household Income $50,117
Average Household Income $67,136
Per Capita Income $24,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.84% 1.09%
Households 0.75% 1.07%
Families 0.71% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 72 45th
Per Capita Income # 62 53rd

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