Las Vegas, NV
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Living in Las Vegas


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, 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 (11.99%), sales jobs (11.80%), and food service (10.06%).

One thing noticeable about Las Vegas, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Las Vegas is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Las Vegas a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Las Vegas is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

Of the large cities in America, Las Vegas is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 81.44% of people in Las Vegas drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Las Vegas, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The citizens of Las Vegas are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.57% of adults in Las Vegas having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.


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