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. 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 $53,565.00.
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%).
The citizens of North Las Vegas are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 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.
In addition, North Las Vegas has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.28%).
The most common language spoken in North Las Vegas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.