North Las Vegas is a city in
County, Nevada, United States, located in the Las Vegas metropolitan
area. The city was incorporated on May 16, 1946,
and is known as the home of Nellis Air Force Base.
the desert southwest, in the Mojave
Desert, North Las Vegas is north of Las
Vegas and north of the unincorporated town of Sunrise
Mountains Surrounding North Las
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total
area of 78.5 square miles (203.3 km²), all of it
North Las Vegas is at coordinates (36.228511, -115.146593) .
The population of North Las Vegas was estimated at 217,253 in July
making it the third largest city in Nevada after Las
Vegas and Henderson.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 115,488
people, 34,018 households, and 27,112 families residing in the
city. The population density
1,471.0 people per square mile (568.0/km²). There were 36,600
housing units at an average density of 466.2/sq mi
(180.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.93% White
, 19.02% African American
, 0.53% Pacific Islander
, 15.78% from
, and 4.68%
from two or more races. 37.61% was Hispanic
, of any race.
There were 34,018 households out of which 47.8% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples
living together, 15.2% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families.
13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.67.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age
of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to
64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
29 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,057, and the
median income for a family was $46,540. Males had a median income
of $32,205 versus $25,836 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,023. About 11.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 19.6%
of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
North Las Vegas
Airport known formerly as Sky Haven Airport was
established on December 7, 1941. Vision
Las Vegas, as seen from North Las
, a regional airline
airline, maintains its
hub here. International and domestic airline travel for
the entire metropolitan area is handled at McCarran
International Airport, south of North Las Vegas and Las
Citizens Area Transit
bus service in the city, as it does throughout the Las Vegas
The major highways/roads serving North Las Vegas are I-15