North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2022

271,641
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North Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County Nevada. With a 2020 population of 271,641, it is the 4th largest city in Nevada and the 83rd largest city in the United States. North Las Vegas is currently growing at a rate of 1.71% annually and its population has increased by 3.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 262,527 in 2020. Spanning over 98 miles, North Las Vegas has a population density of 2,771 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Las Vegas is $72,303 with a poverty rate of 12.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Las Vegas is 32.8 years, 31.8 years for males, and 33.9 years for females.

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.

North Las Vegas Diversity and Language

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 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.

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 Demographics

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

  • White: 48.01%
  • Black or African American: 21.92%
  • Other race: 11.96%
  • Two or more races: 9.96%
  • Asian: 6.65%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.67%
The current population of North Las Vegas, Nevada is 271,641 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 262,527.

North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2022

Population by Race

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North Las Vegas Population by Race

North Las Vegas Population Pyramid 2022

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North Las Vegas Median Age

33.1


Total

32.1


Male

34.1


Female

North Las Vegas Adults

There are 177,321 adults, (27,052 of whom are seniors) in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

North Las Vegas Sex Ratio

Female

125,832

50.89%

Male

121,416

49.11%

North Las Vegas Population by Age

North Las Vegas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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North Las Vegas Household Types

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Las Vegas Households and Families

3.73

Average Family Size

3.22

Average Household Size

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North Las Vegas Households by Type

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North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.39%.

North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,669

Average Earnings

$40,861

Average Male

$32,035

Average Female

North Las Vegas Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Las Vegas Language by Age

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North Las Vegas Language

61.91% of North Las Vegas residents speak only English, while 38.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.43% of the population.

North Las Vegas Language

North Las Vegas Poverty by Race

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12.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.03%

Male Poverty Rate

14.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Las Vegas

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Islander, with 22.71% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.71%.

North Las Vegas Poverty

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North Las Vegas Poverty Rate by Education

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North Las Vegas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Las Vegas Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

North Las Vegas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

North Las Vegas Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

North Las Vegas Marital Status by Race

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North Las Vegas Marital Status

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16,126

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

North Las Vegas Veterans by War

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North Las Vegas Veterans by Age

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North Las Vegas Veterans by Race

North Las Vegas Veterans by Education

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6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Las Vegas Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

North Las Vegas Employment by Age

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North Las Vegas Employment by Race

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North Las Vegas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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30.63%

Born in North Las Vegas

79.02%

Native Born

20.98%

Foreign Born

11.27%

Non Citizen

9.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.02% of North Las Vegas residents were born in the United States, with 30.63% having been born in Nevada. 11.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Las Vegas Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

North Las Vegas Population by Year