Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2024

667,282

Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County Nevada. Las Vegas has a 2024 population of 667,282. It is also the county seat of Clark County.Las Vegas is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 3.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 646,737 in 2020.

The average household income in Las Vegas is $93,515 with a poverty rate of 14.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Las Vegas is 38.1 years, 37.2 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada and an internationally renowned resort city known for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and its nightlife. Billed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is quickly transforming into a favorite family and retirement city as well.

The Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population of over 2 million. When most people talk about Las Vegas, they refer to the city as well as areas beyond its city limits, especially the Las Vegas Strip (known for its resorts and casinos) or even the whole Las Vegas Valley.

The 4.2 mile stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard, or what is known as the Strip, is actually in unincorporated areas of Enterprise, Winchester, and Paradise, not Las Vegas proper.

Based on its population, Las Vegas has a population density of 4,376 people per square mile.

Las Vegas Diversity

Non-Hispanic whites are still the largest ethnic group in Las Vegas. While their proportion of the city's population has declined (72% in 1990 to under 48% in 2010), their total numbers are still increasing.

Interestingly, Las Vegas is sometimes referred to as the 9th island of Hawaii because so many people from the state have moved to Las Vegas. As the Las Vegas Sun recently reported, about 20% of all Hawaiians have visited Las Vegas in one year, and many stay.

It's also worth noting that Las Vegas has one of the highest marriage (and divorce) rates in the United States. This is because Nevada marriages are easy to get, and it's easier to get a divorce in Nevada than most states in the country. Many people travel from other states to get an easier divorce.

Las Vegas Population Growth

Before the recession, Clark County's population was expected to top 2 million in 2006, but this figure has still not been hit. The county where Las Vegas is located should reach 2.5 million by 2031.

Las Vegas itself is steadily recovering from the recession. It's now the 11th fastest growing metropolitan area, according to Forbes, and it's finally pushing past the plateau it hit during the recession.

The area still has one of the highest foreclosure rates and the largest inventories of vacant homes in the country, but it is attracting new people and new business. The Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area is expected to grow from 1.988 million in 2012 to 3.32 million in 2042. This is a 67% increase and one of the largest expected population booms in the United States.

The first European to visit Las Vegas Valley was Raphael Rivera in 1829. The name comes from Spaniards in the Antonio Armijo party, however, who used water in the region before continuing on their path along the Old Spanish Trail.

In 1844, while the area was still part of Mexico, a group of observers and scientists for the US Army Corps of Engineers moved into the Las Vegas Valley. In 1855, after annexation by the US, Brigham Young assigned missionaries of the LDS Church to convert local Paiute Indians to Mormonism.

A fort was built in present-day downtown to serve as a stopping point on the "Mormon Corridor" between San Bernardino, California and Salt Lake. Mormons eventually abandoned Las Vegas in 1857 during the Utah War, and it became a railroad town.

By the early 20th century, Las Vegas was a popular railroad town and a staging point for nearby mines. As railroads were built across the country, the area became less critical, although the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1935 led to some growth in population and tourism.

It was the legalization of gambling in 1931 that led to modern-day Las Vegas and the casino hotels it is now famous for. Developments starting going up, almost completely due to the scientists and staff working on the Manhattan Project, but organized crime figures quickly jumped in to finance and manage most of the large casinos in the beginning.

Las Vegas today is known for its tolerance of many forms of adult entertainment, which earned it the nickname Sin City, and it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth.

Las Vegas Demographics

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

  • White: 52.01%
  • Two or more races: 13.91%
  • Other race: 13.52%
  • Black or African American: 11.76%
  • Asian: 6.88%
  • Native American: 1.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.81%
State
Nevada
Land Area (mi²)
141.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,706.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.18% (20,545)
The current population of Las Vegas, Nevada is 667,282 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 646,737.

Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2024

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Las Vegas Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White335,40452.01%
Two or more races89,66513.91%
Other race87,19013.52%
Black or African American75,80611.76%
Asian44,3516.88%
Native American7,1751.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander5,2440.81%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Las Vegas Population by Race

Las Vegas Population Pyramid 2024

Las Vegas Median Age

38.1

Total

37.2

Male

38.8

Female

Las Vegas Adults

There are 497,055 adults, (98,455 of whom are seniors) in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Las Vegas Sex Ratio

Female320,26949.67%
Male324,56650.33%

Las Vegas Population by Age

Las Vegas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All240,4622.6554.845.2
Married99,5893.47030
Non Family90,6541.2944.155.9
Female34,3133.6441.258.8
Male15,9063.650.249.8
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Las Vegas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.99%.

Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,449

Average Earnings

$46,779

Average Male

$39,595

Average Female

Las Vegas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Las Vegas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Las Vegas Language

66.93% of Las Vegas residents speak only English, while 33.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.07% of the population.

Las Vegas Language

Las Vegas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic219,37838,82817.7%
White261,87725,9799.92%
Black74,00918,83325.45%
Other86,52216,04018.54%
Multiple89,04212,20513.71%
Asian44,1864,93011.16%
Native7,0221,64323.4%
Islander5,14079215.41%
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14.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.61%

Male Poverty Rate

15.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Las Vegas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Las Vegas is Black, with 25.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Las Vegas is White, with 9.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.46%.

Las Vegas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.4%
High School16.38%
Some College11.68%
Bachelors or Greater6.56%
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Las Vegas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.6%
Male Unemployed28.33%
Female Employed7.07%
Male Employed5.35%
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Las Vegas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Las Vegas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Las Vegas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Las Vegas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Las Vegas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Las Vegas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

40,559

Number of Veterans

36,097

Male Veterans

4,462

Female Veterans

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Las Vegas Veterans by War

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Las Vegas Veterans by Age

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Las Vegas Veterans by Race

Las Vegas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Las Vegas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Las Vegas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Las Vegas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Las Vegas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

26.66%

Born in Las Vegas

79.19%

Native Born

20.81%

Foreign Born

10.68%

Non Citizen

10.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.19% of Las Vegas residents were born in the United States, with 26.66% having been born in Nevada. 10.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Las Vegas Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029694,8025,5040.8%
2028689,2985,5040.8%
2027683,7945,5040.81%
2026678,2905,5040.82%
2025672,7865,5040.82%
2024667,2825,5040.83%
2023661,7785,5040.84%
2022656,2745,5040.85%
2021650,7704,0330.62%
2020646,737-7,226-1.1%
2019653,9639,9081.54%
2018644,0558,3091.31%
2017635,7468,7941.4%
2016626,9529,1321.48%
2015617,8209,6041.58%
2014608,2168,4771.41%
2013599,7396,3331.07%
2012593,4066,7241.15%
2011586,6822,0820.36%
2010584,600106,16622.19%
2000478,434220,13985.23%
1990258,29593,62156.85%
1980164,67438,88730.91%
1970125,78761,38295.31%
196064,40539,781161.55%
195024,62416,202192.38%
19408,4223,25763.06%
19305,1652,865124.57%
19202,300-100-4.17%
19002,400
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Las Vegas Population by Year