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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Las Vegas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
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.
One important feature of Las Vegas is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 81.44% 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.
The education level of Las Vegas citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.57% of adults in Las Vegas have at least a bachelor's 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Las Vegas's cultural character, accounting for 20.97% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.