North Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County Nevada. North Las Vegas has a 2023 population of 295,097. North Las Vegas is currently growing at a rate of 3.75% annually and its population has increased by 11.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 264,216 in 2020.
The average household income in North Las Vegas is $78,202 with a poverty rate of 12.87%. 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 33.3 years, 32.3 years for males, and 34.3 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.
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’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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Las Vegas was:
Black or African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
Rate of Home Ownership
Less Than 9th Grade
9th to 12th Grade
High School Graduate
High School Graduation Rate
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.18%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.11%.
Other Indo-European Languages
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
61.2% of North Las Vegas residents speak only English, while 38.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.04% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Native, with 20.84% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Asian, with 5.83% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.29%.
Overall Marriage Rate
Male Marriage Rate
Female Marriage Rate
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 55-64.
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
World War II
Less Than 9th Grade
High School Graduate
Bachelors or Greater
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in North Las Vegas
79.5% of North Las Vegas residents were born in the United States, with 31.12% having been born in Nevada. 11.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.