Las Vegas is a very large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 651,319 people and 354 constituent neighborhoods, Las Vegas is the largest community in Nevada.
Las Vegas is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.51%), sales jobs (12.46%), and food service (10.02%).
Las Vegas is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Las Vegas. This makes Las Vegas a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Las Vegas presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
One important feature of Las Vegas is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 80.91% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Las Vegas anyway. So, if you like to drive, Las Vegas is the city for you! The landscape around Las Vegas reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
Las Vegas is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Las Vegas really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Las Vegas citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Las Vegas ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Las Vegas a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
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, 23.94% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Las Vegas in 2018 was $29,304, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,216 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 32.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Las Vegas include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
Las Vegas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.79%.
The most common language spoken in Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.