North Las Vegas is a relatively large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 238,702 people and 49 constituent neighborhoods, North Las Vegas is the fourth largest community in Nevada. Much of the housing stock in North Las Vegas was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local North Las Vegas economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in North Las Vegas, where the median household income is $53,565.00.
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 (14.75%), sales jobs (11.20%), and food service (9.70%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, North Las Vegas is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the North Las Vegas area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, the citizens of North Las Vegas rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.27% of adults 25 and older in North Las Vegas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in North Las Vegas in 2010 was $20,899, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,596 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in North Las Vegas, accounting for 40.35% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of North Las Vegas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. 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: 21.28%.
The most common language spoken in North Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.