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Las Vegas Population

Las Vegas is most popular for the resort city for gambling, nightlife, entertainment and shopping. Officially the City of Las Vegas, is the most populated city in the United States in the state of Nevada. Las Vegas population in 2021 is estimated to be 651,124, the city has a total area of 135.86 sq. mi. (351.9 sq.km). Las Vegas is located within the Clark County of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Las Vegas lies only some 100 miles (160 km) east of Death Valley, southeastern of California, one of the hottest and driest places in the country, with an average annual precipitation of only 4 inches (100 mm). It was founded by railroad workers and farmers but quickly found that its important city asset was its casinos. Annually Las Vegas ranks as one of the world's top visited tourist destinations of the world. There were 42.52 million visitors approximately to Las Vegas in 2019. Las Vegas usually is hot and dry for most of the year. Las Vegas has evolved into an economic power that outstrips the output, Population growth has accelerated since from the 1960, and between the year 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. The Las Vegas population growth has continued into the 21st century. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, Seventeen of the top twenty biggest hotels in the U.S. are located in the city of Las Vegas. Fifteen of which are the largest in the world. Las Vegas construction industry is a major sector for booting economy and growing with the population since major attractions in the Las Vegas Valley are the hotels and casinos. Those developments consist of large gambling areas, theaters for live performances, restaurants, shopping, bars, clubs and cafes. The Venetian Las Vegas and the Palazzo is the second largest hotel in the world after the Izmailovo Hotel in Moscow. The capacity of two Vegas hotels operating as one combined have 7,017 rooms with 36 floors at the Venetian and 53 floors at the Palazzo.

Las Vegas City(2020)Greater Las Vegas(2020)
Population 662,6412.6 million
Area135.86 sq. mi (351.9 sq km)600 sq mi(1,600 sq km)
Rank28 (US)191 (World)
Las Vegas Valley or Greater Las Vegas or the Las Vegas metropolitan area includes the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, and some of the unincorporated towns of Summerlin South, Enterprise, Spring Valley, Paradise, Sunrise Manor, Whitney and Winchester. The valley is located within the larger metropolitan area, as the metropolitan area covers all of Clark County including parts that do not fall within the valley. Eleven unincorporated towns governed by the Clark County government are part of the Las Vegas Township and constitute the largest community in the state of Nevada.

Below is the Las Vegas, Nevada population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010584,606
2011586,6350.35
2012593,4111.16
2013599,7771.07
2014608,2751.42
2015617,8401.57
2016626,9501.47
2017635,6281.38
2018644,6441.42
2019651,3191.04
2020641,903-1.45
2021 *651,1241.42
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Las Vegas city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearLas Vegas Population
195034,828
195551,274
196083,149
1965135,236
1970220,002
1975305,884
1980413,646
1985530,107
1990672,823
1995912,838
20001,253,133
20051,532,353
20101,835,561
20111,903,071
20152,198,874
2020*2,621,066
2025*2,952,756
2035*3,284,947
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Las Vegas city Population(UA)


Las Vegas Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Las Vegas population in 2020 is estimated to be 641,903, Its twenty-eighth populous city of United States by rank, Las Vegas population under 5 years are 6.5%, 24.1% are under 18 years, 14.5% are 65 years and over, Out of the total population 50% are Females, 42,088 are Veterans and 20.8% are Foreign born persons.


Las Vegas Language demographics

English is the official language of Las Vegas, According to 2018 US Census language speaking at home, 390,187 speak only English, 147,121 speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, 2,853 are French speakers (incl. Patois, Cajun), 198 French Creole, 467 Italian, 729 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole, 822 German, 210 speak Other West Germanic languages, 61 Scandinavian languages, 850 Greek, 2401 Russian, 555 Polish, 100 Serbo-Croatian, 691 Other Slavic languages, 749 Armenian, 1,717 Persian.

The Asian Indian languages include 128 speak Gujarati, 540 Hindi, 358 Urdu, 458 Other Indic languages, 523 Other Indo-European languages

East Asian language speaker include 3,994 speak Chinese, 1,719 Japanese, 2,841 Korean, 46 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian, 1,735 Thai, 342 Laotian, 15,619 Tagalog, 1,115 Vietnamese and 1,066 speak Other Asian languages.

Native language speakers include 175 speak Navajo, 9 Other Native North American languages. 490 Hungarian, 815 Arabic, 815 Hebrew and 1,023 speak other African languages, 1,376 speak Other Pacific Island languages.


Las Vegas Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Las Vegas by age is 651,297, out of these 329,482 are male, 321,815 are female, The sex ratio of Las Vegas is 102. The median age of the Las Vegas population is 36.8, Las Vegas population by age are, under 18 years is 158,764, 16 years and over is 510,149, 18 years and over is 492,533, 21 years and over is 471,022, 65 years and over is 119919. 50.6% are male, 49.4% are female, 24.4% are under 18 years old, 78.3% are 16 years and over, 75.6% are 18 years and over, 72.3% are 21 years and over, 14.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 258,593 housing units, The voting population of Las Vegas are 418,890, out of these 210,411 are male voters, 208,479 are female voters, 50.2% are male, 49.8% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -544,2186.8%
5 - 940,4516.2%
10 - 1447,0537.2%
15 - 1941,3676.4%
20 - 2437,7005.8%
25 - 3497,49415.0%
35 - 4484,92013.0%
45 - 5482,97812.7%
55 - 5939,2906.0%
60 - 6439,0906.0%
65 - 7458,9979.1%
75 - 8428,0414.3%
85 and over9,6981.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Las Vegas Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Las Vegas by race are:

White Population

White population in Las Vegas, Nevada are 402,643, percentage wise 61.8 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Las Vegas, Nevada are 77,834, percentage wise 12.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Las Vegas, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Las Vegas are 46,179, percentage wise 7.1 percent are asians, out of these 1,843 are Asian Indians, 4,899 are Chinese, 26,777 are Filipinos, 4,084 are Japanese, 2,317 are Korean, 1,434 are Vietnamese and 4,825 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Las Vegas, Nevada are 231,225. Percentage wise 35.5 percent are hispanics, out of these 172,760 are Mexican people, 8,058 are Puerto Ricans, 9,435 are Cubans, and 40,972 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Ethnic discrimination was common in the city's earlier days but has subsided somewhat since the late 1960s. African Americans now constitute a substantial minority, more than one-tenth of the population of Las Vegas. Hispanics account for more than one-fourth of the total, many of them recent immigrants from Mexico and Central America who work largely in the service sector. Americans of Italian and Irish ancestry have long been prominent in the city’s politics, although each group constitutes only a small minority of the population. Out of the total population in Las Vegas, 62.2% are White alone, 12.2% are Black or African American, 0.9% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.6% are Asians, 0.8% are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 32.9% are Hispanic.

Population by Race651,297Percent
White402,64361.8%
Black or African American77,83412.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,9511.2%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population46,1797.1%
Asian Indian1,8430.3%
Chinese4,8990.8%
Filipino26,7774.1%
Japanese4,0840.6%
Korean2,3170.4%
Vietnamese1,4340.2%
Other Asian Population4,825
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5,6000.9%
Native Hawaiian2,2910.4%
Guamanian or Chamorro1,6260.2%
Hispanic or Latino231,22535.5%
Mexican172,76026.5%
Puerto Rican8,0581.2%
Cuban9,4351.4%
Other Hispanic or Latino40,972
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Las Vegas native population is 503,856, out of these 177,806 born in the Nevada state and 313,396 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 147,441, out of these 69,130 are Naturalised US citizen, 5,205 are in Europe, 26,225 in Asia, 1,974 in Africa, 34,293 in Latin America and 1,228 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Las Vegas are 78,311, out of these 4,289 are from Europe, 11,226 are from Asia, 1,166 from Africa, 59,964 are from Latin America and 1,570 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native503,856
Born in state of residence177,806
Born in other state in the United States313,396
Northeast44,973
Midwest0
South46,001
West158,557
Born outside the United States12,654
Puerto Rico1,465
U.S. Island Areas1,829
Born abroad of American parent(s)9,360
Foreign born
Born outside of United States147,441
Naturalized U.S. citizen69,130
Europe5,205
Asia26,225
Africa1,974
Oceania205
Latin America34,293
Northern America1,228
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen78,311
Europe4,289
Asia11,226
Africa1,166
Oceania96
Latin America59,964
Northern America1,570
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Las Vegas Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Las Vegas, Nevada are 258,593, Occupied housing units are 235,628, Rental vacancy rate is 6. Percentage of occupancy is 91, 47.87% of houses are owner occupied and 43.25% of houses are renter occupied in Las Vegas. There are 61.93 percent of one-unit detached, 4.41 percent of one-units attached, 0.94 percent of two-unit houses, 8.52 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.34 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 33.93 percent are available with one vehicle, 31.86 percent are available with two vehicles, 16.22 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.11 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units258,593
Occupied housing units235,628
Occupied housing units percent91
Rental vacancy rate6
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached160,159
1-unit attached11,393
2 units2,443
3 or 4 units22,023
Mobile home3,461
Boat, RV, van, etc.143
Owner-occupied123,788
Renter-occupied111,840
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Las Vegas Housing Market

The median value of housing in Las Vegas, Nevada is $305,900, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.22 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.97 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 1.68 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 3.31 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 16.00 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 17.12 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 6.38 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 1.19 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0003,167
$50,000 to $99,9992,518
$100,000 to $149,9994,332
$150,000 to $199,9998,558
$200,000 to $299,99941,379
$300,000 to $499,99944,269
$500,000 to $999,99916,494
$1,000,000 or more3,071
Median (dollars)305,900
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Las Vegas Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,561, 0.23 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 4.33 percent pay between $500 to $999, 10.83 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 8.62 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 5.18 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 2.20 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 2.04 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $438, 1.68 percent of homes pay less than $250, 4.30 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.71 percent pay between $400 to $599, 1.62 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.86 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.01 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500601
$500 to $99911,194
$1,000 to $1,49928,016
$1,500 to $1,99922,303
$2,000 to $2,49913,405
$2,500 to $2,9995,687
$3,000 or more5,272
Median (dollars)1,561
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2504,349
$250 to $39911,109
$400 to $59912,188
$600 to $7994,192
$800 to $9992,217
$1,000 or more2,601
Median (dollars)438
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Las Vegas Rental

Total number of Las Vegas rental homes or apartments are 111,840, occupied by Renter, The median value of Las Vegas average rental rate is $1,141. 4.34 percent of homes are under $500, 31.24 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 55.82 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 4.92 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.66 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5004,857
$500 to $99934,943
$1,000 to $1,49945,503
$1,500 to $1,99916,925
$2,000 to $2,4994,292
$2,500 to $2,9991,211
$3,000 or more736
Median (dollars)1,141
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates


Las Vegas History

The European ancestry is the initial people to enter the Las Vegas valley was Rafael Rivera, who scouted the area in 1821 as part of Antonio Armijo expedition to open up a trade route—the Old Spanish Trail between New Mexico and California. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Las Vegas's historic core lies at a site once occupied by marshes, freshwater springs, and grassy meadows Surrounded by mountains, the Las Vegas Valley is a basin that collects the scant rainwater and snowmelt that reach it. From the early 1900s Nevada was known as a place where unhappy couples could get a relatively quick divorce. Las Vegas embraced the concept of an even quicker marriage, with no blood tests or waiting periods. The Strip's first wedding chapel, the Little Church of th eWest, opened in 1942. Nevada outlawed gambling in 1910 but the practice continued in speakeasies and illicit casinos. By the time gambling was legalised again in 1931, organised crime already had roots in the city. The city is known as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino hotels and associated activities. African Americans arrived in the 19th century, most of them as cowboys and seasonal ranch workers, and their numbers grew in the years during and after World War II, when many were stationed in the area for military service or arrived to work in defense related industries. Agriculture formed the basis of the Las Vegas economy from the mid-19th to the early 20th century.

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