North Las Vegas, NV


North Las Vegas profile

Living in North Las Vegas

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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in North Las Vegas, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to North Las Vegas, and putting down their money on brand new construction. North Las Vegas’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. North Las Vegas does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

The percentage of adults in North Las Vegas with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.27% 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 $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.