North Las Vegas is a relatively large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 234,807 people and 49 constituent neighborhoods, North Las Vegas is the fourth largest community in Nevada. North Las Vegas has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in North Las Vegas, where the median household income is $53,105.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Las Vegas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Las Vegas is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Las Vegas who work in office and administrative support (14.98%), sales jobs (11.41%), and food service (9.58%).
The percentage of adults in North Las Vegas with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.23% of adults in North Las Vegas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Las Vegas in 2010 was $21,003, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,012 for a family of four. However, North Las Vegas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Las Vegas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Las Vegas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Las Vegas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North 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 38.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Las Vegas include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
North Las Vegas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.73%.
The most common language spoken in North Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.