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North Las Vegas, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of North Las Vegas is the 4th largest city in Nevada with a population of 252,566 as of July 1, 2020. North 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 North Las Vegas is located at latitude 36.1989 and longitude -115.1175 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Las Vegas encompass a land area of 98.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,854 feet.

The City of North Las Vegas (GNIS ID: 2411273) 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 North Las Vegas is located within Las Vegas Division of Clark County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Las Vegas: Vegas Verdes, Vegas Verdi.


North Las Vegas, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 252,566 (100%)
Population in Households 249,728 (98.9%)
Population in Families 213,422 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,838 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 2,577
Diversity Index2 88


Median Household Income $57,925
Average Household Income $74,225
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $22,688
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 86,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,553 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,581 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,358 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $262,075
Average Home Value $282,983
Housing Affordability Index3 129


Total Households 77,134
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 58,429
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.5% 1.8%
Households 1.46% 1.78%
Families 1.4% 1.75%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
Owner Occupied HU   2.04%


North Las Vegas, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Las Vegas to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 4 98th
Population Density # 11 92nd
Median Household Income # 59 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 59 45th
Per Capita Income # 103 22nd
Diversity Index # 2 99th

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