Clark County, NV

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2022 Population
2.27M
1.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
0.532% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
1.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,911
8.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$368,800
19.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.06M
2.04% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clark County, NV had a population of 2.27M people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $69,911. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clark County, NV grew from 2.23M to 2.27M, a 1.56% increase and its median household income grew from $64,210 to $69,911, a 8.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.7%), Other (Hispanic) (12.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), White (Hispanic) (10.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.93%).

None of the households in Clark County, NV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.8% of the residents in Clark County, NV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clark County, NV are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (6,357 degrees awarded in 2022), College of Southern Nevada (5,307 degrees), and Northwest Career College (1,472 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clark County, NV was $368,800, and the homeownership rate was 56.2%.

Most people in Clark County, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, NV was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Clark County, NV is home to a population of 2.27M people, from which 89.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.8% of Clark County, NV residents were born outside of the country (493k people).

In 2022, there were 3.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (900k people) in Clark County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 274k Other (Hispanic) and 262k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.8%
2022 Citizenship
89.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.8% of Clark County, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, NV was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clark County, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    900k ± 2.01k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    274k ± 5.24k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    262k ± 3.07k
32%
Hispanic Population
725k people

In 2022, there were 3.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (900k people) in Clark County, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 274k Other (Hispanic) and 262k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32% of the people in Clark County, NV are hispanic (725k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clark County, NV as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    221,001 ± 11,123 people
  2. Philippines
    91,834 ± 7,329 people
  3. El Salvador
    23,902 ± 3,781 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 221,001 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 91,834 and El Salvador with 23,902.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
493k people
22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
491k people

As of 2022, 21.8% of Clark County, NV residents (493k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clark County, NV was 22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    41,722 ± 1,638
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    37,260 ± 1,583
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    23,817 ± 1,312

Clark County, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clark County, NV employs 1.06M people. The largest industries in Clark County, NV are Accommodation & Food Services (161,190 people), Retail Trade (122,755 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (102,211 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,708), Utilities ($91,690), and Public Administration ($73,565).

Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,632. The income inequality in Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.06M
2022 Value
± 8,667
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 1.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clark County, NV grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 1.04M employees to 1.06M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (125,263 people), Sales & Related Occupations (113,712 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (102,199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clark County, NV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.06M
2022 Value
± 8,667
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 1.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clark County, NV grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 1.04M employees to 1.06M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, NV, are Accommodation & Food Services (161,190 people), Retail Trade (122,755 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (102,211 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clark County, NV, though some of these residents may live in Clark County, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,319
Median earning men ± $379
$37,613
Median earning women ± $452

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,044), Information ($64,278), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,430).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,030), Construction ($49,659), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,174).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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5.19%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.53M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 5.19% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 21.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 20,927
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 12,844
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 12,262
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clark County, NV went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.3%), followed by Other (1.13%).

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clark County, NV awarded 19,661 degrees. The student population of Clark County, NV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 30,938 male students and 48,445 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clark County, NV are Hispanic or Latino (6,052 and 31.4%), followed by White (5,767 and 29.9%), Asian (2,528 and 13.1%), and Black or African American (2,174 and 11.3%).

The largest universities in Clark County, NV by number of degrees awarded are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (6,357 and 32.3%), College of Southern Nevada (5,307 and 27%), and Northwest Career College (1,472 and 7.49%).

The most popular majors in Clark County, NV are Registered Nursing (1,456 and 7.41%), Medical Assistant (1,058 and 5.38%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (862 and 4.38%).

The median tuition costs in Clark County, NV are $24,440 for private four year colleges, and $5,550 and $19,289 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Clark County, NV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 79,383 (39% men and 61% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 79,383 students enrolled in Clark County, NV, 39% men and 61% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 27,551 records, of which 63.6% were women and 36.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,249 degrees awarded
  2. 501 degrees awarded
  3. 462 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clark County, NV was Registered Nursing with 1,249 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clark County, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,357 degrees awarded
  2. 5,307 degrees awarded
  3. 1,472 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nevada-Las Vegas with 6,357 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,625 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clark County, NV, which is 0.508 times less than the 13,036 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 6,052 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,767 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,440) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,539) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.34% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.43% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (710k), Some college (606k), and Bachelors Degree (392k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clark County, NV was $368,800 in 2022, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $308,800 to $368,800, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, NV is 56.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clark County, NV have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clark County, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clark County, NV is $69,911. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clark County, NV was Census Tract 32.42 with a value of $183,750, followed by Census Tract 57.15 and Census Tract 58.42, with respective values of $173,333 and $167,500.

In 2022, 19.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clark County, NV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.07%.

Property

$368,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,624
$467,708
Median Property Taxes
±$4,996

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clark County, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.2%
Homeownership
2022
71.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.2% of the housing units in Clark County, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 32.42
  2. Census Tract 57.15
  3. Census Tract 58.42

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, NV was Census Tract 32.42 with a value of $183,750, followed by Census Tract 57.15 and Census Tract 58.42, with respective values of $173,333 and $167,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clark County, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,911
Median Household Income
± $566
832k
Number of Households
± 7,325

In 2022, the median household income of the 832k households in Clark County, NV grew to $69,911 from the previous year's value of $64,210.

The following chart displays the households in Clark County, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clark County, NV is from Nevada.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2022, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.16%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Clark County, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (9.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, NV have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Clark County, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clark County, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clark County, NV have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clark County, NV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, NV (299k out of 2.24M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clark County, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18% of the children was living in poverty in Clark County, NV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 757 in Clark County, NV. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.58 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88% of the population of Clark County, NV has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clark County, NV see 1760 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.171% increase from the previous year (1757 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1593 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 445 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,760 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clark County, NV

Primary care physicians in Clark County, NV see an average of 1,760 patients per year. This represents a 0.171% increase from the previous year (1,757 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clark County, NV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, NV grew by 0.73% from 11.9% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clark County, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.1 in Clark County, NV.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.1% in Clark County, NV.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.7% in Clark County, NV.

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