Living in Las Vegas, NV

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Updated: 2020-03-10

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Las Vegas (/ls ves/, Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.
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Population over time in Las Vegas

Year Population % Change
2017 626,637 0.8%
2016 621,662 1.4%
2015 613,295 1.4%
2014 605,097 1.3%
2013 597,353 1.0%
2012 591,496 0.6%
2011 587,699 0.6%
2010 584,413 0.8%
2009 579,786 -
Crime/100k Las Vegas NV USA
Violent Crime 605.0 541.1 368.9
Murder 7.3 6.7 5.0
Robbery 163.6 127.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 336.2 330.4 246.8
Property Crime 2838.3 2438.2 2199.5
Burglary 727.8 584.7 376.0
Larceny 1627.1 1461.2 1594.6
Car Theft 483.4 392.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Las Vegas

44.2% (276,709)
African American
11.6% (72,490)
American Indian
0.5% (2,895)
6.4% (40,322)
0.7% (4,640)
0.4% (2,251)
Two Or More
3.4% (21,299)
32.9% (206,031)
Race Las Vegas NV USA
White 44.2% 49.9% 61.1%
African American 11.6% 8.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 6.4% 7.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.7% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.4% 3.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 32.9% 28.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Las Vegas, Nevada

Less than $10,000
7.4% (4,642,288)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.3% (2,717,504)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.8% (6,151,336)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (6,605,269)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (8,883,788)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (11,070,136)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.7% (7,984,503)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.4% (8,386,400)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (3,208,803)
$200,000 or more
4.8% (3,013,667)
Income Las Vegas NV USA
Less than $10,000 7.4% 6.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.3% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.8% 9.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.7% 13.4% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.4% 14.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.8% 4.7% 7.0%

Gender in Las Vegas

50.0% (313,089)
50.0% (313,548)
Gender Las Vegas NV USA
Female 50.0% 49.8% 50.8%
Male 50.0% 50.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Las Vegas for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (31,331)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (56,397)
High School / GED
28.0% (175,458)
Some College
25.0% (156,659)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (50,130)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (100,261)
Master's Degree
6.0% (37,598)
Professional Degree
2.0% (12,532)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (6,266)
Education Las Vegas NV USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 26.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

23 Reviews & Comments About Las Vegas

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Sebastian Olivas

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm gonna say that there are scorching hot summers, Mexican migrant workers, and the gun crime. So many homicides already in April.


Nevada isn't bad it's nice where I live in las vegas

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I loved being in Las Vegas.

I do not know about the crime, I was on vacation, nothing happened while I was there. But I am sure that crime happens everyday.

Something that is very prevelant is homeless people.

Prostitution is also everywhere you turn.

The Belagio water fountain show was amazing to watch. That was my favorite when it was played to G*d Bless the USA.

The insides of all the casino's were beautiful.

The bad things were just seeing all the homeless people everywhere you turned around.

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I love Las Vegas! It will always be home to me. It's easy to find a job in various markets here. The housing even though it's rising, is still more affordable than most places. This is the city that never sleeps, so no matter how late or early it is you can find a grocery store that's open, a fast place to grab a quick bite, a liquor store for those crazy nights with friends, a hospital or urgent care in case of emergencies, 24/7 wedding chapels, endless entertainment, a ton of parks, surrounding mountains, pools, bbq pits, basketball courts, casinos, cannabis shops, water parks, etc.

My favorite places include: In and Out, The Fashion Show Mall, The T-Mobile Arena, The Area 51's Baseball Games, Town Square, Green Valley Ranch Hotel & Casino, Henderson Multi generational Pool, Cowabunga Bay, The High Roller, The Mob Museum, The Mermaid Aquarium at The Silverton, Rum Runners Bar & Grill, The Chicken Shack, Hot & Juicy, Sushi Twister, Osaka, Michael's craft store, The Premium Outlet Mall.

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I found minimal fears for personal safety in Las Vegas. For sure there is crime there, but it is not glaring and obvious, as is the case in some decaying eastern cities like Detroit. The city has an efficient and well-maintained police force.

In Las Vegas, everyone's favorite area is The fabulous "Strip" of extravagant gambling casinos. One need really go nowhere else in Las Vegas to experience the trip of a lifetime-it's all there. The only caveat about Las Vegas is that if you win, don't get greedy, and if you lose, know when to quit.

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I love how lively and beautiful and active las Vegas is, its a nice place to visit.

It is a great place to visit with many shops and stores, but a lot of bad things to get into.

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Overall Las Vegas is a great city to live in. The crime is a problem in certain areas. You have to always keep an eye out on everything, but I feel like that's a great thing to do no matter what city you're in. The schools are over crowded and the district is desperate for teachers. The weather is great, it's hot but there are very few natural disasters that will wipe anything out here.

Honestly if you live her you don't go onto the strip much. There are locals casinos that have buffets and give discounts, so,any people spend time there. They've got movie theaters, bowling alleys, some have malls next to them. I would avoid the strip. It's a huge tourist trap and very hard to navigate. You'll be stuck in traffic forever.

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I love vacationing in Las Vegas. I've always stayed on the strip, but have had many excursions and experiences off the strip as well. I've hiked in the canyons and seen some breathtaking views, then gone to Mt. Charleston and seen even more than I had even imagined was there. I've always felt safe in my ventures there and have never had a bad experience when being there.

The entertainment you can find at any of the casinos is amazing. The free shows they put on, or the ones you have to purchase a ticket for never disappoint. I love how the strip feels like it is it's own little city, and each casino offers a completely different theme and experience.

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Awesome place to visit. Fabulous shows, celebrity chef-owned restaurants, glitzy casinos, swanky shops, people-watching--so much to see and do!

There's so much wonderful art to see for free by just visiting various casinos. There's observatories at the Bellagio and the Wynn, there's wonderful architecture, art installations at the Venetian, the Aria...I feel like each time we visit, I find a new hidden gem.

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There are a ton of things to do, and walking on the strip felt very safe. People were polite, and there were a lot of interesting sites to visit.

My favorite thing was the aquarium at Mandalay Bay casino. It has a touch pool where you can pet manta rays.

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So 10 years ago our family decided that is was time to move and we chose Las Vegas as our new home. Coming from California we noticed many differences and similarities. Now here we are 10 years later happy to call this city home.

We moved in the month of June and the very first thing we noticed was the HOT Vegas heat. At over 110 F it took us a while to get used to it, but other than that we were actually very happy and excited about our new home. From the job opportunities to the beautiful mountains we quickly adapted an made this city our home.

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Crime I would say is about the same as everywhere else, it happens everywhere. So far the school my kids have gone to have been good, though Nevada is rated low on education. I would recommend las vegas.

I would say my favorite places to go is to the mountains when it snows or even just to hike. The lake is also a good option. The casinos are just a small part of vegas. I would just say to be careful who you talk to here. You just never know.

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I love to vacation in Las Vegas. I love the mix of people and most are friendly and welcoming.

I love the diversity of this town.

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I love Las Vegas when visiting there was hardly any crime I witnessed while there. The people I came across was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the different types of communities I visited.

The Las Vegas strip stood out for me because there was so many people, bright lights of the hotels, and so many things to see and places to go visit.

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Las Vegas is an interesting place to visit. Many people go to this place to be able to let loose of their morals which might make it a bit dangerous. Personally I really enjoy the nightlife, casinos and drinking. Great place to go unwind and make new friends.

There was always somethibg happening. Be it a morning buffet or late night show. We did not have a dull moment.

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There are many places to visit, hotels and many tours that will make you experience significant

I love las vegas because in that city people feel free and we spent fantastic days knowing all their attractions

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I love living here. The traffic is not bad at all. The transportation system is fast, easy and on time. People here are generally happy and the city has a relaxed vibe. There are slot machines and casinos everywhere. There is no shortage of fun activities to do.

Casinos, bars, clubs are everywhere! There is always something to do here

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Las Vegas is a cool place where there is always something interesting to do, often for not a lot of money. Whether you like food, music, sports, or whatever, Vegas really does have it all. I enjoyed my time in Vegas immensely and visit as often as I'm able.

the sheer amount of things to do is what stands out most to me. You could do something cool every day for as long as you're there and never repeat the experiences.

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I love this city because it has great attractions, big mall, and the casinos are endless. The strip is a must see.

When I went outside my hotel room they had a gondola ride right outside of it. My wife and I enjoyed it so much.

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I think its a nice place to raise a family and they aren't racist there.

its scenery and a lot of nice people and housing also.

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While crime is a bit higher here, but I love all the shopping, food, and energy. I love the faster lifestyle and the weather is amazing! It's a wonderful dry heat and it's warm pretty much year round. There are endless possibilities in Sin City.

My favorite place is on the strip! I love people watching and being able to walk around with a drink in my hand everywhere I go. One thing to watch out for is the sales tax. The city of Las Vegas gets double taxed by Clark County and something else so it's pretty high compared to other states.

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Crime is bad. Schools are bad. Nothing to do here. Lad vegas has the strip and once you have seen it you have SEEN it. People think they are safe down there but they are not. Lived here 20 years and we are moving! Not letting my youngest go to highschool here! Education is not a priority but building a stadium is! Pathetic.

Crime bad

Schools bad

Traffic bad

Rude people

Nothing good to say

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