North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2021

265,224
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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 Vegas was:

  • White: 53.77%
  • Black or African American: 21.07%
  • Other race: 11.32%
  • Asian: 6.31%
  • Two or more races: 5.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.83%
The current population of North Las Vegas, Nevada is 265,224based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 245,349.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 216,961.

North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White129,77553.77%
Black or African American50,85721.07%
Some Other Race27,32611.32%
Asian15,2326.31%
Two or More Races14,0645.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,1120.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,0030.83%
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North Las Vegas Population By Race

North Las Vegas Population Pyramid 2021

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North Las Vegas Median Age

32.8


Total

31.8


Male

33.9


Female

North Las Vegas Adults

There are 172,037 adults, (25,278 of whom are seniors) in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

North Las Vegas Sex Ratio

Mujer

122,374

50.70%

Masculino

118,995

49.30%

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

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All58.2%41.8%
Masculino49.8%50.2%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Mujer41.4%58.6%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Las Vegas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All73,3473.2658.2
Married35,2493.8570.7
Non Family19,0241.3449.3
Mujer13,4704.141.4
Masculino5,6044.0949.8

3.79

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

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North Las Vegas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,5887.80%
9th to 12th Grade16,09810.84%
High School Graduate47,26231.82%
Some College36,49924.57%
Associates Degree12,0728.13%
Bachelors Degree17,51811.79%
Graduate Degree7,4975.05%
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North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic52,02332,7994,045
White48,22844,48210,859
Black31,08627,8665,413
Other Race14,6038,628792
Asian11,72310,5873,620
2+ Races5,9645,3031,335
Islander1,3591,25464
Native American1,3511,089202

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.88%.

North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$35,561$39,960$31,027
Less Than 9th Grade$29,456$32,379$25,099
High School Graduate$30,921$35,371$26,063
Some College$37,881$44,512$31,644
Bachelors Degree$46,685$52,880$43,057
Graduate Degree$61,625$64,120$59,621

$35,561

Average Earnings

$39,960

Average Male

$31,027

Average Female

North Las Vegas Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Las Vegas Language by Age

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North Las Vegas Language

60.69% of North Las Vegas residents speak only English, while 39.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.19% of the population.

North Las Vegas Language

North Las Vegas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic98,53515,56415.80%
Black50,14010,02319.99%
Other27,0524,83217.86%
White62,8344,6387.38%
Multiple13,8281,66712.06%
Asian15,1781,1327.46%
Native1,89145223.90%
Islander2,10641419.66%

13.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.12%

Male Poverty Rate

15.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Las Vegas

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Native, with 23.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is White, with 7.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.81%.

North Las Vegas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.35%
High School11.79%
Some College7.74%
Bachelors or Greater5.58%

North Las Vegas Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.85%
Male Unemployed19.26%
Female Employed7.92%
Male Employed5.15%

North Las Vegas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Las Vegas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,835$72,303
Families$65,144$77,499
Married Families$79,001$90,268
Non Families$40,143$49,002
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Income by Household Type

North Las Vegas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

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 35-44.

North Las Vegas Marital Status by Race

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North Las Vegas Marital Status

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16,755

Number of Veterans

14,235

Male Veterans

2,520

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,962
First Gulf War5,311
Vietnam5,026
Korea547
World War II229

North Las Vegas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,987
65 to 743,522
55 to 643,276
18 to 342,748
75+2,222

North Las Vegas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,42011.13%
Black3,93511.02%
Hispanic2,3393.71%
Asian9117.21%
2+ Races79710.44%
Other Race3852.22%
Islander16510.25%
Native American1429.90%

North Las Vegas Veterans by Race

North Las Vegas Veterans by Education

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5.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Las Vegas Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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29.96%

Born in North Las Vegas

78.69%

Native Born

21.31%

Foreign Born

12.02%

Non Citizen

9.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.69% of North Las Vegas residents were born in the United States, with 29.96% having been born in Nevada. 12.02% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021265,2246,6252.56%
2020258,5996,6252.63%
2019251,9746,6252.70%
2018245,3494,8452.01%
2017240,5043,9911.69%
2016236,5133,9761.71%
2015232,5373,8571.69%
2014228,6803,3341.48%
2013225,3463,4901.57%
2012221,8563,5651.63%
2011218,2911,4550.67%
2010216,836101,3486.50%
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%

North Las Vegas Population by Year