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Overview

Introduction to North Las Vegas, Nevada

Founded in 1917 and incorporated in 1946, North Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County, Nevada. Neighboring communities include the city of Las Vegas and the township of Paradise, encompassing the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport. Other neighboring cities include Sunrise Manor, Henderson, Winchester, Spring Valley, and Whitney, all of which are located within 15 miles of North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas has grown to the point where it is now the third fastest-growing large city in the US.

Attractions and entertainment in and around North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas is home to Ellis Air Force Base, known as the "Home of the Fighter Pilot". It is also the location of the North Las Vegas airport, which is the second busiest airport in Nevada, even though it focuses mainly on regional air travel, scenic tours, and general aviation as opposed to commercial air flights.

An interesting museum in North Las Vegas is the Nevada Test Site History Center, which contains a wealth of information about the US nuclear testing program and the tests conducted in Nevada from the 1950’s to the early 1990’s. Just a very short drive away is the Las Vegas Strip, noted for its variety and quality of entertainment options of all kinds, including resort hotels, restaurants, casinos, and theaters. Also in the area are dozens of golf courses and several lakes located within a radius of less than 20 miles. Listed here is just a sample of some of the more popular local attractions:

  • Stratosphere Tower
  • Adventuredome Theme Park (Circus Circus)
  • Liberace Museum
  • Las Vegas Ski (ski area)
  • Venetian Resort Gondola Rides
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Lake Mead Recreational Area
  • Hoover Dam

Sports fans can follow these area teams:

  • Pacific Coast League Baseball (Minor League AAA):
    • The Las Vegas 51s (LA Dodgers farm team)
  • Arena Football League (AFL):
    • Las Vegas Gladiators
  • East Coast Hockey League (ECHL):
    • Las Vegas Wranglers
  • NCAA College Sports:
    • University of Nevada at Las Vegas Rebels (UNLV)
  • Boxing: Las Vegas is the premier site for world-class boxing matches in all weight classes. Championship bouts are routinely held here.

People

Total Population 226,860
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 96,516
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,816
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,939
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,760

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,186
% Above Poverty Level 83.4%
% Below Poverty Level 16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,096
Median House Value $150,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.5%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Las Vegas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 1 miles N of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Clark
Metro Area Las Vegas
Standard Zip Codes 89030, 89031, 89032, 89033, 89081, 89084, 89085, 89086, 89087
P.O. Box Zip Codes 89036
Phone Area Codes 702
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.198
Longitude -115.127

North Las Vegas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SUNRISE MANOR LAS VEGAS
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 60 F
Apr Temp 46 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 108 F
Oct Temp 46 to 85 F
Annual Precip 4 inches
Station RED ROCK CANYON ST PK
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 96 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 10.5 inches
Station WILLOW BEACH
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 56 to 86 F
Jul Temp 79 to 113 F
Oct Temp 59 to 89 F
Annual Precip 5.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Las Vegas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

College Park (89032)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boulder City 15,266 $67,030
Henderson 271,725 $74,739
Las Vegas 605,097 $58,847

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Las Vegas Public Libraries

Library
North Las Vegas Library District
2300 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
North Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 633-1074

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North Las Vegas Hospitals

NORTH VISTA HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1409 EAST LAKE MEAD BLVD
(702) 649-7711
Emergency Service: Yes

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RANCHO HS
1900 EAST OWENS AVENUE
702-799-7000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

CHEYENNE HS
3200 WEST ALEXANDER ROAD
702-799-4830
Serves 2,856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

MOJAVE HS
3200 WEST ALEXANDER ROAD
702-799-0432
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,838 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

CIMARRON-MEMORIAL HS
2301 NORTH TENAYA WAY
702-799-4400
Serves 2,812 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

COM COLLEGE EAST HS
3200 E. CHEYENNE AVENUE
702-651-4071
A Magnet School.
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 38.2

JEFFERY CREDIT RETRIEVAL - HORIZON NORTH HS
444 BROOKS
702-799-8375
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.2

OPPORTUNITY JEFFERSON
1941 JEFFERSON
702-799-8520
A Non-traditional School
Serves 46 students.

AREA TECH TRADE CTR
444 WEST BROOKS AVENUE
702-799-8300
A Vocational School
A Magnet School.
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.9

JEFFREY - SUNSET NO HS
602 BROOKS AVENUE
702-779-1780
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.

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