Las Vegas, NV

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2022 Population
644,835
1.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.528% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
1.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,356
8.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$365,300
20.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
295,026
1.96% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Las Vegas, NV had a population of 645k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $66,356. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Las Vegas, NV grew from 634,786 to 644,835, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $61,356 to $66,356, a 8.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.1%), Other (Hispanic) (13%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), White (Hispanic) (10.9%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (8.92%).

None of the households in Las Vegas, 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.

89.3% of the residents in Las Vegas, NV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NV are College of Southern Nevada (5,307 degrees awarded in 2022), Northwest Career College (1,472 degrees), and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin (647 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Las Vegas, NV was $365,300, and the homeownership rate was 54.8%.

Most people in Las Vegas, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Vegas, NV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Las Vegas, NV is home to a population of 645k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.8% of Las Vegas, NV residents were born outside of the country (134k people).

In 2022, there were 3.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (265k people) in Las Vegas, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.8k Other (Hispanic) and 73.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.3%
2022 Citizenship
89.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.3% of Las Vegas, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Las Vegas, NV was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    265k ± 3.54k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    83.8k ± 4.16k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    73.3k ± 2.63k
34.3%
Hispanic Population
221k people

In 2022, there were 3.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (265k people) in Las Vegas, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.8k Other (Hispanic) and 73.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.3% of the people in Las Vegas, NV are hispanic (221k people).

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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

20.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
134k people
20.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
132k people

As of 2022, 20.8% of Las Vegas, NV residents (134k 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 Las Vegas, NV was 20.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,970 ± 658
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,704 ± 884
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,790 ± 749

Las Vegas, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Las Vegas, NV employs 295k people. The largest industries in Las Vegas, NV are Accommodation & Food Services (41,314 people), Retail Trade (36,554 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (29,724 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,209), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,722), and Public Administration ($72,315).

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

295k
2022 Value
± 4,348
1.96%
1 Year growth
± 2.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Las Vegas, NV grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 289k employees to 295k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Vegas, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34,623 people), Sales & Related Occupations (33,166 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (27,309 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

295k
2022 Value
± 4,348
1.96%
1 Year growth
± 2.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Las Vegas, NV grew at a rate of 1.96%, from 289k employees to 295k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Vegas, NV, are Accommodation & Food Services (41,314 people), Retail Trade (36,554 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (29,724 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Vegas, NV, though some of these residents may live in Las Vegas, 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

$44,147
Median earning men ± $899
$37,480
Median earning women ± $967

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,159), Information ($57,528), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,524).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,551), Construction ($55,417), and Wholesale Trade ($51,788).

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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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Civics

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Las Vegas, NV awarded 8,334 degrees. The student population of Las Vegas, NV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,780 male students and 20,089 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Vegas, NV are Hispanic or Latino (2,997 and 36.4%), followed by White (2,179 and 26.5%), Black or African American (1,191 and 14.5%), and Asian (846 and 10.3%).

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NV by number of degrees awarded are College of Southern Nevada (5,307 and 63.7%), Northwest Career College (1,472 and 17.7%), and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin (647 and 7.76%).

The most popular majors in Las Vegas, NV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (720 and 8.64%), Medical Assistant (622 and 7.46%), and Phlebotamy Technician (485 and 5.82%).

The median tuition cost in Las Vegas, NV for a public four year colleges is $3,383 for in-state students and $11,284 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 77.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 32,869 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 32,869 students enrolled in Las Vegas, NV, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 12,900 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 470 degrees awarded
  2. 720 degrees awarded
  3. 471 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Las Vegas, NV was Other Science Technologies with 470 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Las Vegas, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,307 degrees awarded
  2. 1,472 degrees awarded
  3. 647 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Southern Nevada with 5,307 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,451 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Vegas, NV, which is 0.417 times less than the 5,883 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 2,997 degrees mean that there were 1.38 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,179 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,080) 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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Vegas, NV was $365,300 in 2022, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $302,100 to $365,300, a 20.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Vegas, NV is 54.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Las Vegas, NV have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Las Vegas, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Las Vegas, NV is $66,356. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Las Vegas, NV was Census Tract 32.42 with a value of $183,750, followed by Census Tract 33.12 and Census Tract 33.21, with respective values of $159,896 and $147,143.

Property

$365,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,044
$131,837
Median Property Taxes
±$2,653

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 Las Vegas, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Las Vegas, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.8% of the housing units in Las Vegas, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Las Vegas, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 32.42
  2. Census Tract 33.12
  3. Census Tract 33.21

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Vegas, NV was Census Tract 32.42 with a value of $183,750, followed by Census Tract 33.12 and Census Tract 33.21, with respective values of $159,896 and $147,143.

The following map shows all of the places in Las Vegas, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,356
Median Household Income
± $1,131
240k
Number of Households
± 3,772

In 2022, the median household income of the 240k households in Las Vegas, NV grew to $66,356 from the previous year's value of $61,356.

The following chart displays the households in Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas, 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 (73.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.08%)

In 2022, 73.5% of workers in Las Vegas, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (9.08%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Vegas, NV have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Las Vegas, NV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Vegas, NV (93.5k out of 637k 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 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Vegas, 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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Health

86.9% of the population of Las Vegas, NV has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.59% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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 24.5% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.1%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Vegas, NV grew by 1.08% from 12.9% to 13.1%.

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

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