Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas profile

Living in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a very large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 632,912 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 (14.19%), sales jobs (12.78%), and food service (10.23%).

Las Vegas, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Las Vegas are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The population of Las Vegas overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Las Vegas, 22.41% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Las Vegas in 2010 was $26,388, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,552 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 32.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Las Vegas include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Las Vegas's cultural character, accounting for 21.04% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.