North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2019

245,949

North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada located in the Las Vegas Valley. North Las Vegas is located in the Las Vegas metropolitan statistical area (MSA). It was incorporated on May 16, 1946.

The estimated population is 245,949 according to recent United States census estimates. The area of North Las Vegas is a total of 101.4 mi2 (262.6 km2) making the population density of North Las Vegas is 2509.3 people per square mile. North Las Vegas is the fourth-largest city in Nevada.

North Las Vegas Diversity and Language

According to the 2010 United States census, North Las Vegas was 47.4% white, 19.9% African American, 6.3% Asian, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Pacific Islander, and 5.8% of two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 38.8% of the population and non-Hispanic whites made up 31.2% of the population.

60.27% of residents speak only English, while 39.73% of residents also speak other languages. Of those who speak non-English, the largest group is Spanish, spoken by 33.58% of the population.

North Las Vegas History

North Las Vegas was first settled in 1919 by a settler named Thomas L. Williams. The area’s well water supply attracted others to the city, which was informally called “Vegas Verde,” meaning, “green meadows” in Spanish. While a post office was opened under the name Vegas Verde in 1932, the city was renamed North Las Vegas later that year.

In 1941, a United States Army Air Corps gunnery school opened in the desert near North Las Vegas. After World War II, this school became the Nellis Air Force Base, which is one of North Leas Vegas’s largest employers today.

The city of North Las Vegas was incorporated on May 16, 1949.

During the 1990s, the city’s government made efforts to expand North Las Vegas and annexed approximately 60 square miles of land in the surrounding desert. Between 1990 and 2000, the population increased from 47,707 to 115,488, a 142.1% increase.

North Las Vegas Population Growth

North Las Vegas’s population growth shared the rapid growth of Las Vegas and its surrounding metropolitan area. The population in 1950 was 3,875 and grew 375.4% to 18,422 in 1960, and then grew again by 96.6% to 36,216 in 1970. The population’s second-largest jump was from 1990 to 2000 following the government’s land expansion efforts, when the population grew 142.1% to 115,488 people.

Today, the population is 245,949. North Las Vegas adds approximately 25 to its population every year.

North Las Vegas, Nevada's estimated population is 245,949 according to the most recent United States census estimates. North Las Vegas, Nevada is the 4th largest city in Nevada based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2509.30 people/mi² (968.84 people/km²).

The overall median age is 32.2 years, 31 years for males, and 33.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 77,554 households in the city, with an average size of 3.31 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $1140/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $179,700.

The median income for households in North Las Vegas, Nevada is $55,828, while the mean household income is $66,585.

North Las Vegas Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Las Vegas was:

  • White: 53.75%
  • Black or African American: 20.23%
  • Other race: 13.05%
  • Asian: 6.30%
  • Two or more races: 5.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0.57%

How Many People Live in North Las Vegas, Nevada?

245,949
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018245,9495,2682.19%
2017240,6813,9871.68%
2016236,6944,0051.72%
2015232,6893,8831.70%
2014228,8063,3711.50%
2013225,4353,5251.59%
2012221,9103,6081.65%
2011218,3021,4590.67%
2010216,843101,3556.50%
2000115,48867,7819.24%
199047,7074,9681.11%
198042,739-2,803-0.63%
197045,54227,1209.47%
196018,42214,54716.87%
19503,8752,97515.72%
19409000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White125,97353.75%
Black or African American47,42420.23%
Some Other Race30,58213.05%
Asian14,7676.30%
Two or More Races12,6325.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,6770.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3340.57%

North Las Vegas Population Pyramid 2019

North Las Vegas Median Age

32.2


Total

31


Male

33.3


Female

North Las Vegas Adults

There are 166,097 adults, (22,651 of whom are seniors) in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Child Dependency Ratio

North Las Vegas Sex Ratio

Female

118,742

50.66%

Male

115,647

49.34%

North Las Vegas Households and Families

North Las Vegas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

North Las Vegas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.6%33.4%
All55.7%44.3%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Male44.6%55.4%
Female39.8%60.2%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,1213.3155.7
Married34,4123.966.6
Non Family17,7831.3549.1
Female12,5784.1739.8
Male5,3484.0444.6

3.83

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

North Las Vegas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,1458.55%
9th to 12th Grade16,16311.38%
High School Graduate43,86330.88%
Some College35,04424.67%
Associates Degree11,6498.20%
Bachelors Degree16,01611.27%
Graduate Degree7,1805.05%

North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic48,65228,7832,907
White47,77044,27010,883
Black29,02625,5374,527
Other Race15,6068,526627
Asian11,51810,5993,911
Multiple Races5,0194,319995
Islander1,12193679
Native American856759130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,451$36,579$29,831
Less Than High School$25,707$28,368$22,495
High School Grad$30,603$34,176$25,189
Some College$35,540$40,898$30,829
Bachelors Degree$43,378$49,524$40,313
Graduate Degree$61,104$64,650$55,601

$32,451

Average Earnings

$36,579

Average Male

$29,831

Average Female

North Las Vegas Language

North Las Vegas Language by Age

North Las Vegas Language

60.27% of North Las Vegas residents speak only English, while 39.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.58% of the population.

North Las Vegas Poverty

North Las Vegas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic95,06816,97517.86%
Black46,72810,58722.66%
Other30,2376,50121.50%
White64,1674,6357.22%
Multiple12,4281,77114.25%
Asian14,7111,0016.80%
Islander1,64044527.13%
Native1,24124219.50%

15.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.41%

Male Poverty Rate

16.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Las Vegas

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Islander, with 27.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Asian, with 6.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.51%
High School12.90%
Some College7.90%
Bachelors or Greater6.44%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.81%
Male Unemployed26.19%
Female Employed7.93%
Male Employed6.39%

North Las Vegas Income

North Las Vegas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,828$66,585
Families$59,383$70,740
Married Families$70,515$81,908
Non Families$38,588$46,777

North Las Vegas Marital Status

North Las Vegas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

North Las Vegas Married by Age and Sex

North Las Vegas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Las Vegas Marital Status by Race

North Las Vegas Veterans

16,731

Number of Veterans

14,331

Male Veterans

2,400

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,846
First Gulf War5,345
Vietnam4,929
Korea585
World War II323
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,452
65 to 743,288
18 to 343,208
55 to 642,976
75+1,807

North Las Vegas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,73911.94%
Black3,56010.48%
Hispanic2,3773.97%
Asian1,0098.11%
2 or More71311.34%
Other4442.31%
Hawaiian15511.86%
Indian11112.03%

North Las Vegas Veterans by Education

5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Las Vegas Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

North Las Vegas Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

29.32%

Born in Nevada

78.55%

Native Born

21.45%

Foreign Born

12.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.55% of North Las Vegas residents were born in the United States, with 29.32% having been born in Nevada. 12.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.