Las Vegas is a very large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 641,903 people and 354 constituent neighborhoods, Las Vegas is the largest community in Nevada.
Unlike some cities, Las Vegas isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Las Vegas are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Las Vegas is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Las Vegas who work in office and administrative support (11.99%), sales jobs (11.80%), and food service (10.06%).
One thing noticeable about Las Vegas, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Las Vegas is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Las Vegas a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Las Vegas is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Las Vegas is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 81.44% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Las Vegas. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Las Vegas landscape.
The citizens of Las Vegas are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.57% of adults in Las Vegas having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Las Vegas in 2018 was $30,761, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,044 for a family of four. However, Las Vegas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Las Vegas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Las Vegas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Las Vegas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Las Vegas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Las Vegas include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Las Vegas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.97%.
The most common language spoken in Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.