Las Vegas Population 2022 (2023)

Las Vegas is most popular for the resort city for gambling, nightlife, entertainment and shopping. Officially the City of Las Vegas, is the most populated city in the United States in the state of Nevada. Las Vegas population in 2022 is estimated to be 661,609, the city has a total area of 135.86 sq. mi. (351.9 Las Vegas is located within the Clark County of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Las Vegas lies only some 100 miles (160 km) east of Death Valley, southeastern of California, one of the hottest and driest places in the country, with an average annual precipitation of only 4 inches (100 mm). It was founded by railroad workers and farmers but quickly found that its important city asset was its casinos. Annually Las Vegas ranks as one of the world's top visited tourist destinations of the world. There were 42.52 million visitors approximately to Las Vegas in 2019. Las Vegas usually is hot and dry for most of the year. Las Vegas has evolved into an economic power that outstrips the output, Population growth has accelerated since from the 1960, and between the year 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. The Las Vegas population growth has continued into the 21st century. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, Seventeen of the top twenty biggest hotels in the U.S. are located in the city of Las Vegas. Fifteen of which are the largest in the world. Las Vegas construction industry is a major sector for booting economy and growing with the population since major attractions in the Las Vegas Valley are the hotels and casinos. Those developments consist of large gambling areas, theaters for live performances, restaurants, shopping, bars, clubs and cafes. The Venetian Las Vegas and the Palazzo is the second largest hotel in the world after the Izmailovo Hotel in Moscow. The capacity of two Vegas hotels operating as one combined have 7,017 rooms with 36 floors at the Venetian and 53 floors at the Palazzo.

YearPopulationChange %2010584,6062011586,6350.352012593,4111.162013599,7771.072014608,2751.422015617,8401.572016626,9501.472017635,6281.382018644,6441.422019651,3191.042020641,903-1.452021 *651,0181.42 2022 *661,6091.65
YearLas Vegas Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Las Vegas city Population(UA)

Las Vegas Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Las Vegas population in 2020 is estimated to be 641,903, Its twenty-eighth populous city of United States by rank, Las Vegas population under 5 years are 6.5%, 24.1% are under 18 years, 14.5% are 65 years and over, Out of the total population 50% are Females, 42,088 are Veterans and 20.8% are Foreign born persons. Las Vegas population in 2021 is estimated to be 651,124.

Las Vegas Language demographics

English is the official language of Las Vegas, According to 2018 US Census language speaking at home, 390,187 speak only English, 147,121 speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, 2,853 are French speakers (incl. Patois, Cajun), 198 French Creole, 467 Italian, 729 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole, 822 German, 210 speak Other West Germanic languages, 61 Scandinavian languages, 850 Greek, 2401 Russian, 555 Polish, 100 Serbo-Croatian, 691 Other Slavic languages, 749 Armenian, 1,717 Persian.

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The Asian Indian languages include 128 speak Gujarati, 540 Hindi, 358 Urdu, 458 Other Indic languages, 523 Other Indo-European languages

East Asian language speaker include 3,994 speak Chinese, 1,719 Japanese, 2,841 Korean, 46 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian, 1,735 Thai, 342 Laotian, 15,619 Tagalog, 1,115 Vietnamese and 1,066 speak Other Asian languages.

Native language speakers include 175 speak Navajo, 9 Other Native North American languages. 490 Hungarian, 815 Arabic, 815 Hebrew and 1,023 speak other African languages, 1,376 speak Other Pacific Island languages.

Las Vegas Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Las Vegas by age is 651,297, out of these 329,482 are male, 321,815 are female, The sex ratio of Las Vegas is 102. The median age of the Las Vegas population is 36.8, Las Vegas population by age are, under 18 years is 158,764, 16 years and over is 510,149, 18 years and over is 492,533, 21 years and over is 471,022, 65 years and over is 119919. 50.6% are male, 49.4% are female, 24.4% are under 18 years old, 78.3% are 16 years and over, 75.6% are 18 years and over, 72.3% are 21 years and over, 14.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 258,593 housing units, The voting population of Las Vegas are 418,890, out of these 210,411 are male voters, 208,479 are female voters, 50.2% are male, 49.8% are female.

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Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -544,2186.8%
5 - 940,4516.2%
10 - 1447,0537.2%
15 - 1941,3676.4%
20 - 2437,7005.8%
25 - 3497,49415.0%
35 - 4484,92013.0%
45 - 5482,97812.7%
55 - 5939,2906.0%
60 - 6439,0906.0%
65 - 7458,9979.1%
75 - 8428,0414.3%
85 and over9,6981.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Las Vegas Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Las Vegas by race are:

White Population

White population in Las Vegas, Nevada are 402,643, percentage wise 61.8 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Las Vegas, Nevada are 77,834, percentage wise 12.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Las Vegas, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Las Vegas are 46,179, percentage wise 7.1 percent are asians, out of these 1,843 are Asian Indians, 4,899 are Chinese, 26,777 are Filipinos, 4,084 are Japanese, 2,317 are Korean, 1,434 are Vietnamese and 4,825 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Las Vegas, Nevada are 231,225. Percentage wise 35.5 percent are hispanics, out of these 172,760 are Mexican people, 8,058 are Puerto Ricans, 9,435 are Cubans, and 40,972 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

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Ethnic discrimination was common in the city's earlier days but has subsided somewhat since the late 1960s. African Americans now constitute a substantial minority, more than one-tenth of the population of Las Vegas. Hispanics account for more than one-fourth of the total, many of them recent immigrants from Mexico and Central America who work largely in the service sector. Americans of Italian and Irish ancestry have long been prominent in the city’s politics, although each group constitutes only a small minority of the population. Out of the total population in Las Vegas, 62.2% are White alone, 12.2% are Black or African American, 0.9% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.6% are Asians, 0.8% are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 32.9% are Hispanic.

Population by Race651,297Percent
Black or African American77,83412.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,9511.2%
Asian Population46,1797.1%
Asian Indian1,8430.3%
Other Asian Population4,825
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5,6000.9%
Native Hawaiian2,2910.4%
Guamanian or Chamorro1,6260.2%
Hispanic or Latino231,22535.5%
Puerto Rican8,0581.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino40,972
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Las Vegas native population is 503,856, out of these 177,806 born in the Nevada state and 313,396 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 147,441, out of these 69,130 are Naturalised US citizen, 5,205 are in Europe, 26,225 in Asia, 1,974 in Africa, 34,293 in Latin America and 1,228 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Las Vegas are 78,311, out of these 4,289 are from Europe, 11,226 are from Asia, 1,166 from Africa, 59,964 are from Latin America and 1,570 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence177,806
Born in other state in the United States313,396
Born outside the United States12,654
Puerto Rico1,465
U.S. Island Areas1,829
Born abroad of American parent(s)9,360
Foreign born
Born outside of United States147,441
Naturalized U.S. citizen69,130
Latin America34,293
Northern America1,228
Not a U.S. citizen78,311
Latin America59,964
Northern America1,570
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Las Vegas Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Las Vegas, Nevada are 258,593, Occupied housing units are 235,628, Rental vacancy rate is 6. Percentage of occupancy is 91, 47.87% of houses are owner occupied and 43.25% of houses are renter occupied in Las Vegas. There are 61.93 percent of one-unit detached, 4.41 percent of one-units attached, 0.94 percent of two-unit houses, 8.52 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.34 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 33.93 percent are available with one vehicle, 31.86 percent are available with two vehicles, 16.22 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.11 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units258,593
Occupied housing units235,628
Occupied housing units percent91
Rental vacancy rate6
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached160,159
1-unit attached11,393
2 units2,443
3 or 4 units22,023
Mobile home3,461
Boat, RV, van, etc.143
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Las Vegas Housing Market

The median value of housing in Las Vegas, Nevada is $305,900, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.22 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.97 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 1.68 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 3.31 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 16.00 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 17.12 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 6.38 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 1.19 percent are over one million and above.

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Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0003,167
$50,000 to $99,9992,518
$100,000 to $149,9994,332
$150,000 to $199,9998,558
$200,000 to $299,99941,379
$300,000 to $499,99944,269
$500,000 to $999,99916,494
$1,000,000 or more3,071
Median (dollars)305,900
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Las Vegas Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,561, 0.23 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 4.33 percent pay between $500 to $999, 10.83 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 8.62 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 5.18 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 2.20 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 2.04 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $438, 1.68 percent of homes pay less than $250, 4.30 percent pays between $250 to $399, 4.71 percent pay between $400 to $599, 1.62 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.86 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.01 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500601
$500 to $99911,194
$1,000 to $1,49928,016
$1,500 to $1,99922,303
$2,000 to $2,49913,405
$2,500 to $2,9995,687
$3,000 or more5,272
Median (dollars)1,561
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2504,349
$250 to $39911,109
$400 to $59912,188
$600 to $7994,192
$800 to $9992,217
$1,000 or more2,601
Median (dollars)438
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Las Vegas Rental

Total number of Las Vegas rental homes or apartments are 111,840, occupied by Renter, The median value of Las Vegas average rental rate is $1,141. 4.34 percent of homes are under $500, 31.24 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 55.82 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 4.92 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.66 percent are above $3000.

Less than $5004,857
$500 to $99934,943
$1,000 to $1,49945,503
$1,500 to $1,99916,925
$2,000 to $2,4994,292
$2,500 to $2,9991,211
$3,000 or more736
Median (dollars)1,141
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

Las Vegas History

The European ancestry is the initial people to enter the Las Vegas valley was Rafael Rivera, who scouted the area in 1821 as part of Antonio Armijo expedition to open up a trade route—the Old Spanish Trail between New Mexico and California. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Las Vegas's historic core lies at a site once occupied by marshes, freshwater springs, and grassy meadows Surrounded by mountains, the Las Vegas Valley is a basin that collects the scant rainwater and snowmelt that reach it. From the early 1900s Nevada was known as a place where unhappy couples could get a relatively quick divorce. Las Vegas embraced the concept of an even quicker marriage, with no blood tests or waiting periods. The Strip's first wedding chapel, the Little Church of th eWest, opened in 1942. Nevada outlawed gambling in 1910 but the practice continued in speakeasies and illicit casinos. By the time gambling was legalised again in 1931, organised crime already had roots in the city. The city is known as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino hotels and associated activities. African Americans arrived in the 19th century, most of them as cowboys and seasonal ranch workers, and their numbers grew in the years during and after World War II, when many were stationed in the area for military service or arrived to work in defense related industries. Agriculture formed the basis of the Las Vegas economy from the mid-19th to the early 20th century.

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Is the population of Las Vegas increasing? ›

Accounting for these factors and anticipating future trends, the population of the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metro area in Nevada is projected to grow from 2,335,600 in 2022 to 4,450,000 in 2060. The 90.5% projected population growth in the metro area is the fifth highest of all 384 U.S. metro areas.

What is the population of the entire Las Vegas Valley? ›

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metro area population U.S. 2010-2021. In 2021, the population of the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metropolitan area was about 2.29 million people.

Is Las Vegas a large city? ›

Las Vegas is Nevada's economic centre and largest city. Its metropolitan area, with more than twice the number of people outside the city limits as within them, contains roughly three-fourths of the state's population. Area 83 square miles (215 square km).

What is the majority race in Las Vegas? ›

Out of the total population in Las Vegas, 62.2% are White alone, 12.2% are Black or African American, 0.9% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.6% are Asians, 0.8% are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 32.9% are Hispanic.

What city is growing the fastest in America? ›

The Fastest Growing Cities In America
City, StateGrowth Rate
1.Buckeye City, Arizona5%
2.New Braunfels, Texas2%
3.Apex, North Carolina8%
4.Frisco, Texas6.1%
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24 Nov 2021

Is Las Vegas in a water crisis? ›

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Las Vegas's water supply has been improving following months of a water crisis.

Who owns the majority of Las Vegas? ›

Meet the True Las Vegas Strip Leader

Vici recently completed the $17.2 billion acquisition of MGM Growth Properties making it by far the largest landlord on the Strip. The deal, which followed Vici's recent acquisition of the Venetian, makes the company the owner of the majority of the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

What is the fastest growing city in Nevada? ›

Sparks has experienced a growth rate of 20.1% in the ten years between 2010 and 2020. In 2010 Sparks had a population of 90,264 residents. Between 2010 and 2020, 18,181 people moved to Sparks, bringing the total population to 108,445. The Sparks Marina is located in Sparks City, which is a dream for nature lovers.

Who owns most of the land in Las Vegas? ›

This left the vast majority of Nevada's land in the public estate, managed by the federal government. Today, Nevada contains forty-eight million acres of public land, amounting to 63 percent of the state, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Is it expensive living in Vegas? ›

The cost of living in Las Vegas is 11.6% higher than the national average. However, compared to other cities in Nevada such as Henderson or Boulder City, Las Vegas offers more affordable housing and a lower cost of living.

What is the nicest city in Las Vegas? ›

9 Best Las Vegas Neighborhoods for 2022 (A Local's Picks)
  • Summerlin.
  • Skye Canyon.
  • The Lakes.
  • Southern Highlands.
  • Green Valley Ranch.
  • The Strip.
  • Arts District.
  • Peccole Ranch.
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Is living in Las Vegas worth it? ›

Moving to Las Vegas? The Entertainment Capital of the World is one of the best big cities to live in, thanks to affordable housing and living costs, no state income tax, great weather, and tons of entertainment options.

What is the most common job type in Las Vegas? ›

Detailed List Of The Most Common Jobs In Las Vegas, NV
RankJob TitleCount
2Sales Associate12,800
3Customer Service Representative12,116
4Security Officer5,725
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Is Vegas crime rate high? ›

According to the report, Las Vegas ranked 7th among the largest cities in America with 152 homicides in 2021. The FBI estimated there were between 21,300 and 24,600 homicides in the U.S. last year.

What is the average life expectancy in Las Vegas? ›

On average, men live 73.5 years and women live 79.2 years, with an overall average of 76.3. That's just below the national average of 77 years. Nationally, the average is 74.2 years for men and 79.9 for women.

What is the #1 city to live in in America? ›

Atlanta, Georgia is the best place to live in the U.S. in 2022 because of its booming jobs market and eye on equality.

What are the next boom cities? ›

  • Austin, Texas. Current population (city): 961,855. ...
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Current population (city): 467,665 / 174,762. ...
  • Orlando, Florida. Current population (city): 307,573. ...
  • Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina. ...
  • Houston, Texas. ...
  • Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. ...
  • San Antonio, Texas. ...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
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What is the fastest shrinking city in America? ›

What Is the Fastest-Shrinking City in the United States by Percentage of Population?
#CityPercentage Change
1Charleston, West Virginia-9.24%
2Jackson, Mississippi-7.52%
3Jacksonville, North Carolina-7.24%
4Shreveport, Louisiana-7.11%
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How long until Las Vegas is out of water? ›

Southern Nevada has 8 years of water reserves as state faces water cuts from Colorado River. Gloom and doom is what we're all used to hearing when it comes to our ongoing drought. You typically don't hear leaders talking about having extra water. LAS VEGAS, Nev.

How long until Lake Mead is empty? ›

But it predicts that Lake Mead will continue to plummet through 2025 and dip into “dead pool” territory multiple times over the next 50 years.

What happens if Lake Mead runs out of water? ›

What happens if Lake Mead dries up forever? If Lake Mead were to run out of water, the Hoover Dam would no longer be able to generate power or provide water to surrounding cities and farms. The Colorado River would essentially stop flowing, and the Southwest would be in a major water crisis.

What is the wealthiest casino in Las Vegas? ›

1. Wynn/Encore – 191,424 Square Feet. The biggest casino in Vegas is also one of the most luxurious. The combined gaming floors of Encore and Wynn are made up of over 1,800 slot games and 180 table games.

How much is Vegas in debt? ›

How Much Debt Does Las Vegas Sands Carry? The image below, which you can click on for greater detail, shows that at June 2022 Las Vegas Sands had debt of US$15.4b, up from US$14.5b in one year. However, it also had US$6.45b in cash, and so its net debt is US$8.91b.

Where does Vegas make the most money? ›

MGM Resorts' (MGM -1.21%) Bellagio is the second-most profitable resort in Las Vegas, as far as publicly disclosed numbers show.
Wynn Las Vegas' lead over competitors.
ResortRevenue (ttm)EBITDA (ttm)
Venetian and Palazzo$1.61 billion$388.0 million
MGM Grand$1.13 billion$323.1 million
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What is the safest place to live in Las Vegas? ›

Best & Safest Areas to Live in Las Vegas, Nevada:
  1. The City of Henderson. That's not all. ...
  2. Summerlin. Summerlin happens to be one of the newest towns, it is divided into Northern Summerlin and Southern Summerlin. ...
  3. Southwest. ...
  4. Spring Valley. ...
  5. Downtown East. ...
  6. Anthem. ...
  7. Rancho Charleston.
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What is the safest city to live in Nevada? ›

  • Henderson. Population: 309,586. ...
  • Winnemucca. Population: 7,832. ...
  • Elko. Population: 20,764. ...
  • Carlin. Population: 2,319. ...
  • West Wendover. Population: 4,290. ...
  • North Las Vegas. Population: 246,951. ...
  • Sparks. Population: 102,354. Violent Crimes Per Capita: 24.4. ...
  • Las Vegas. Population: 1,644,390. Violent Crimes Per Capita: 40.9.

What is the biggest casino in Vegas? ›

What is the Biggest Casino in Vegas? The flower-filled combo of the Wynn and Encore resorts win the title of the biggest casino in Sin City. This luxury resort betting floor features 191,424-square-feet of space with over 1,800 slot machines and 180 table games to satisfy your gambling fantasy.

How much is an acre on the Vegas Strip? ›

From $275 to $30 million per acre is quite a jump, but it's understandable why that jump exists. With rapid population growth and an economy that is thriving and diversifying, it is clear why the lights of Las Vegas are so appealing to people, and by extension why a parcel on the north Strip can sell for so much.

Where are the richest homes in Las Vegas? ›

Expensive luxury homes in Las Vegas provide homeowners with a lifestyle second-to-none.
A few of the most expensive neighborhoods in Las Vegas and Henderson include:
  • Spanish Hills.
  • Seven Hills.
  • The Ridges.
  • The Summit.
  • Canyon Gate.
  • Country Club Hills (Billionaire's Row)
  • Queensridge.
  • Southern Highlands.

What is a good salary in Las Vegas? ›

Average Salary in Las Vegas, NV. $42,251 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers. $76,733 is the 75th percentile.

What is a livable salary in Las Vegas? ›

Living Wage Calculation for Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
0 Children2 Children
Living Wage$15.90$36.05
Poverty Wage$6.19$12.74
Minimum Wage$9.50$9.50

What is a good salary to live in Las Vegas? ›

The average annual salary in Las Vegas is $63,694, according to ZipRecruiter. Entry-level jobs can earn an average wage of $27,727 per year, and most salaries in the city range from $19,375 to $128,538.

What is the cheapest place to live in Las Vegas? ›

The 10 most affordable neighborhoods in Las Vegas
  • Peccole Ranch.
  • Lone Mountain.
  • Centennial Hills.
  • Southwest Las Vegas.
  • The Section Seven.
  • Canyon Gate.
  • Rancho Oakey.
  • Twin Lakes.
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Why are Vegas houses so cheap? ›

Nevada has no income tax and among the lowest property taxes in the country. These money-saving factors combine to make Las Vegas homes more affordable.

What is the nicest suburb of Las Vegas? ›

Las Vegas' top suburb is the smaller, affluent Summerlin South. Located at the edge of Spring Mountains and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Summerlin South offers natural beauty and magnificent sunsets as well as more than 150 miles of meandering walking trails.

Can you live in Vegas without a car? ›

On the other hand, if you're out with a couple of friends or a family of adults, and you're planning of enjoying the city, living in Las Vegas without a car is possible. In fact, it's easy. You can use Vegas' public transportation, rental cars, bikes, scooter, and even get around the city center on foot.

What is starting pay in Vegas? ›

Entry Level Salary in Las Vegas, NV
Annual SalaryHourly Wage
Top Earners$43,185$21
75th Percentile$37,552$18
25th Percentile$23,470$11

How much do hotel workers make in Las Vegas? ›

How much does a Hotel Worker make in Las Vegas, NV? The average Hotel Worker salary in Las Vegas, NV is $43,915 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $34,759 and $55,440.

How much do casino workers make in Las Vegas? ›

The average salary for a casino worker in Las Vegas, NV is $34,500 per year. Casino worker salaries in Las Vegas, NV can vary between $18,500 to $67,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

Is Vegas safer than Miami? ›

Despite what you may think, Las Vegas is considered safer for tourists than Miami. The biggest threat is muggings, especially at nighttime. So be vigilant if you walk in secluded areas late at night, but other than that, the risk is low.

How safe is downtown Las Vegas? ›

According to, Downtown Las Vegas has a crime rate that is 93% higher than the national average. By contrast, the city as a whole has a crime rate about 37% above the national average, so Downtown is more dangerous than most other neighborhoods.

How Safe Is Vegas Strip? ›

"Generally speaking, the Strip is a pretty safe place, even at night. There are so many people out and it is very well lit, so it is risky for a criminal to commit a violent crime. The Strip also has a strong police presence." shared Ladah Law Firm, a Las Vegas Personal injury law office on its website.

Is Las Vegas becoming overpopulated? ›

An annual report from CBER stated that the population is already expected to jump past 3 million by 2040. Southern Nevada's population is currently sitting at approximately 2.33 million. An animated map shows the Las Vegas valley's growth since 1996.

How do people live comfortably in Las Vegas? ›

To live comfortably in Las Vegas, it is recommended that an individual make at least $40,000 a year to keep up with the standard of living. The median income in Las Vegas is $38,000, and an excellent hourly wage in Las Vegas is $18.27 per hour.

Is Las Vegas good to retire in? ›

It has also become one of the most popular retirement destinations in the United States. The growing number of residential communities and single-family homes gives retirees more options for retiring in Las Vegas comfortably and peacefully, and not just within a 55+ community either.

Is Vegas the fastest growing city? ›

The Las Vegas metropolitan area grew by about 19,000 people between the summers of 2020 and 2021, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. The increase barely put Nevada's largest population hub into the nation's 100 fastest-growing metro areas, ranking 97th out of 384 total.

Is Las Vegas an up and coming city? ›

Las Vegas – 10% Growth

Yes, the city that Nevada is most known for, Las Vegas, has had a growth of 10% in the last ten years. This is pretty impressive considering in 2010, its population was already at 583,756 residents.

What is the fastest growing city in America 2022? ›

Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities in 2022
  • San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Austin, Texas.
  • Seattle.
  • Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina.
  • Dallas.
  • Denver.
  • Salt Lake City.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Why are people moving out of Las Vegas? ›

Here are some reasons why people leave Nevada:

Weather. High cost of living. It is hard to find steady work. Lack of big cities.

Is crime higher in Las Vegas? ›

The population of 20,217 is made up of 47.6 percent black people and 38.4 percent Hispanic people. This area is plagued by crime, with crime rates 103 percent higher than the national average. Despite the police presence in the neighborhood, violent crime is 141 percent higher.

Is Vegas worth moving to? ›

Moving to Las Vegas? The Entertainment Capital of the World is one of the best big cities to live in, thanks to affordable housing and living costs, no state income tax, great weather, and tons of entertainment options.

What states are moving to Las Vegas? ›

States are ranked by the number of people that moved to Nevada from the state in 2019. The 2019 National Movers Study found that the states with the most inbound moves were Vermont, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, and South Carolina.

What is the most moved to city 2022? ›

Big city spotlight: #1 Tampa, FL is the most popular large city to move to in 2022, and it's not the only popular city in the state: #2 Orlando, #6 Jacksonville, and #13 Miami also are attracting moves in. Four Texas cities also land in the top 20: #10 Dallas, #11 Austin, #14 Houston, and #15 San Antonio.

Where is the cheapest place to live in the US 2022? ›

Above you'll see that Sioux Falls, SD is the big winner in 2022, with the best total score and the top ranking among all US cities. Reno, NV, Provo, UT, Madison, WI, and Huntsville, AL round out the top five.

Is Las Vegas in decline? ›

After a post-lockdown surge and recovery, Las Vegas has seen several months of decline.

How much do you need to live comfortably in Las Vegas? ›

Realistically, to live comfortably in Las Vegas, you'll need an annual income of $40,000 to $50,000. This allows for emergencies, savings, and for a night out every once in a while on the Strip. Granted, the average income of a Las Vegas resident is only $25,555 a year.

Is it cheaper to live in NV or AZ? ›

Both Arizona and Nevada have lower than average costs of living, although some places in Nevada are more expensive, such as Kingsbury and Gardnerville. Arizona is generally more favorable in this regard, with a cost of living that is typically five percent lower than the U.S. average.


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