North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2020

253,923

North Las Vegas is a city located in Nevada. With a 2020 population of 253,923, it is the 4th largest city in Nevada (after Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno) and the 89th largest city in the United States. North Las Vegas is currently growing at a rate of 1.60% annually and its population has increased by 17.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 216,961 in 2010. Spanning over 98 miles, North Las Vegas has a population density of 2,591 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Las Vegas is $69,949 with a poverty rate of 14.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,168 per month, and the median house value is $208,100. The median age in North Las Vegas is 32.6 years, 31.9 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.

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: 54.32%
  • Black or African American: 20.81%
  • Other race: 11.75%
  • Asian: 6.21%
  • Two or more races: 5.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.60%
The current population of North Las Vegas, Nevada is 253,923, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 245,949.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 216,961.

North Las Vegas, Nevada Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White128,72354.32%
Black or African American49,31720.81%
Some Other Race27,85111.75%
Asian14,7226.21%
Two or More Races13,4315.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5140.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4280.60%

North Las Vegas Population Pyramid 2020

North Las Vegas Median Age

32.6


Total

31.9


Male

33.4


Female

North Las Vegas Adults

There are 168,696 adults, (23,748 of whom are seniors) in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

North Las Vegas Sex Ratio

Female

120,937

51.03%

Male

116,049

48.97%

North Las Vegas Households and Families

North Las Vegas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

North Las Vegas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
All57%43%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Male46.9%53.1%
Female43.2%56.8%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All72,5323.2457
Married35,1013.8568.3
Non Family19,1201.3448.4
Female12,8624.0743.2
Male5,4493.9846.9

3.77

Average Family Size

3.24

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

North Las Vegas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,9298.21%
9th to 12th Grade16,06811.06%
High School Graduate44,58330.68%
Some College36,44025.07%
Associates Degree11,8308.14%
Bachelors Degree16,83711.58%
Graduate Degree7,6515.26%

North Las Vegas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic50,16530,6453,709
White48,18744,49911,162
Black30,43026,9305,107
Other Race14,7248,322920
Asian11,36110,5223,587
Multiple Races5,7005,0711,141
Islander1,02393254
Native American1,004834157

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,569$39,012$30,559
Less Than High School$27,771$31,093$22,399
High School Grad$30,916$35,374$25,265
Some College$36,895$42,568$31,386
Bachelors Degree$44,794$51,634$41,005
Graduate Degree$62,765$67,243$59,032

$34,569

Average Earnings

$39,012

Average Male

$30,559

Average Female

North Las Vegas Language

North Las Vegas Language by Age

North Las Vegas Language

60.18% of North Las Vegas residents speak only English, while 39.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.51% of the population.

North Las Vegas Poverty

North Las Vegas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic96,43616,01116.60%
Black48,56710,53921.70%
Other27,5415,24119.03%
White63,4954,5727.20%
Multiple13,1851,78413.53%
Asian14,6651,0867.41%
Islander1,49239226.27%
Native1,34436627.23%

14.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.57%

Male Poverty Rate

16.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Las Vegas

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is Native, with 27.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Las Vegas is White, with 7.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.29%
High School11.77%
Some College8.00%
Bachelors or Greater6.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.09%
Male Unemployed23.47%
Female Employed8.30%
Male Employed5.75%

North Las Vegas Income

North Las Vegas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,723$69,949
Families$62,598$74,942
Married Families$74,692$86,398
Non Families$39,035$48,387

North Las Vegas Marital Status

North Las Vegas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

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

16,738

Number of Veterans

14,241

Male Veterans

2,497

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,859
First Gulf War5,446
Vietnam4,954
Korea521
World War II222
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,408
65 to 743,514
55 to 643,173
18 to 342,869
75+1,774
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,39711.28%
Black4,00311.34%
Hispanic2,3593.87%
Asian9057.39%
2 or More77710.88%
Other4132.35%
Hawaiian13711.34%
Indian1069.93%

$North Las Vegas Veterans by Education

5.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Las Vegas Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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

29.69%

Born in Nevada

78.66%

Native Born

21.34%

Foreign Born

12.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.66% of North Las Vegas residents were born in the United States, with 29.69% having been born in Nevada. 12.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020253,9233,9871.60%
2019249,9363,9871.62%
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%