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Las Vegas is a very large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 623,747 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 (13.76%), sales jobs (12.30%), and food service (10.69%).

One of the benefits of being a big city like Las Vegas is having a public transportation system, but in Las Vegas the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Las Vegas benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The education level of Las Vegas citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.59% of adults in Las Vegas have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Las Vegas in 2010 was $25,555, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,220 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 32.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Las Vegas include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Las Vegas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.27%.

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