Las Vegas is a very large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 644,644 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 (12.51%), sales jobs (12.46%), and food service (10.02%).
Las Vegas is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Las Vegas is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Las Vegas is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 80.91% 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.
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 education level of Las Vegas citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.94% of adults in Las Vegas 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Las Vegas's cultural character, accounting for 20.79% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.