Information About Las Vegas

The total estimated population is 1,030,452. Density is low at 581 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 725,728; Black: 94,195; Asian: 60,910; Two or More Races: 44,806; American Indian: 8,135; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4,940; Other Race: 91,738; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 233,349 (23%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 797,103 (77%)

There are 200,073 foreign born residents, of which 36.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 91,662; Philippines: 21,191; El Salvador: 7,795; Cuba: 6,546; Canada: 6,197; Korea: 4,328; United Kingdom: 3,964; U.S. Born: West: 251,010; This State: 193,048; Midwest: 156,456; Northeast: 106,963; South: 106,259;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Las Vegas Most Common US Birthplaces in Las Vegas

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 36 years.

Age Distribution

There are 79,303 married couples with children and 39,326 single-parent households (11,588 men, 27,738 women).

The median household income is $51,853 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Nevada: $44,581; Las Vegas: $51,853;

11% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Nevada: 10%; Las Vegas: 11%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 400,635; Government: 48,470; Self-employed: 19,770; Unpaid family work: 1,103; Occupation: Sales and office: 133,831; Service: 133,475; Management, professional, and related: 114,737; Office and administrative support: 73,486; Professional and related: 62,790; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 53,091;

Work Types in Las Vegas Common Occupations in Las Vegas

The average commute time is 26 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 350,659; Car or truck (carpooled): 70,496; Public transportation: 23,978; Walked: 11,353; Worked at home: 10,605; Bicycle: 2,392; Motorcycle: 1,576;

Transportation to work methods in Las Vegas

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Las Vegas.

There are 427,333 housing units, of which 230,432 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 218,976; Renter: 172,675; Vacant: 35,682; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 183,012; Not Mortgaged: 35,964;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Las Vegas

The median single family home value is $154,686.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Nevada: $1,190; Las Vegas: $1,247;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Nevada: $630; Las Vegas: $785;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 1,623; 1940 to 1949: 3,866; 1950 to 1959: 16,244; 1960 to 1969: 40,211; 1970 to 1979: 82,410; 1980 to 1989: 92,787; 1990 to 1994: 74,447; 1995 to 1998: 89,083; 1999 to March 2000: 26,662;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 2.3% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 206,667; Electricity: 179,238; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 3,950; No Fuel: 955;

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