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Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
626,637
Las Vegas Population7
$
41,911
Median Income6
8.3
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Las Vegas' under 5 years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 6%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 1%

Age

37.7
Median Age7
8.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Las Vegas residents are predominantly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 32.0% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 15.0%

Race

49.9
%
Nevada Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Las Vegas is hot and dry. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 135 days per year and there is some rain 26 days a year and an average humidity of 28%

Weather

7
%
Chance of Rain10
84
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Las Vegas increased by 97% since 2010 which is 55% higher than the national average and 4% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,500
Monthly Average11
48
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Las Vegas is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax and property tax 43% lower than the national average, but sales tax 20% higher than the national average.

Other

0.64
%
Property Tax20
8.25
%
Sales Tax18
1.8
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Las Vegas has a low employment rate of 92% which is 2% lower than the national average. The largest employers are MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment

Income

17.6
%
<$25,0006
11.1
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Las Vegas is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor27 Carolyn Goodman
Independent
House of Representative27 Dina Titus
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Dixie Regional Medical Center, is 107.2 miles from the center of Las Vegas, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System - North Las Vegas VA Medical Center, is 2.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Loma Linda University Medical Center, is 190.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In Nevada, 32.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 47.1% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#52 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report30
#49 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#71 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report32
#15 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
 

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