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Overview

Introduction to Paradise, Nevada

Most people who visit the Las Vegas Strip don't realize that they are technically not within the Las Vegas City limits at all, but instead are spending their time and money in the unincorporated township of Paradise, Nevada. Also included within the boundaries of Paradise is McCarran International Airport. As an unincorporated township (also known as a "Census-Designated Place"), Paradise does not have its own municipal government. Instead, all government functions and town services for Paradise are provided by Clark County, within which Paradise is located. The city of Las Vegas is also part of Clark County. Other nearby cities include North Las Vegas, Henderson, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Whitney, and Winchester, all of which are within 15 miles of Paradise.

Things to do in Paradise

Visitors to Paradise are not lacking in things to do, places to stay, or sights to see. There are literally hundreds of lodging options in the area, including many world-class hotels located on the Las Vegas Strip and in nearby surroundings. In addition, there are almost unlimited dining, gaming, and entertainment options located nearby. Dozens of golf courses and seven lakes are located within 20 miles of Paradise. Among the many other attractions in the area are the following:

  • Liberace Museum
  • Gondola Rides (Venetian Hotel)
  • Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park
  • Stratosphere Tower
  • Las Vegas Ski ski area
  • Lake Mead/Hoover Dam (approximately 30 minutes away)
  • Red Rock Canyon (less than an hour drive away)

For sports fans, the following teams make their home in the nearby area:

  • Baseball:
    • Minor League Baseball (MiLB) - Las Vegas 51s are a Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and play in the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
  • Football:
    • Arena Football League (AFL) - Las Vegas Gladiators
  • Hockey:
    • East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) - Las Vegas Wranglers
  • College: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels

Demographics

People

Total Population229,666
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+111,402
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married38.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$31,049
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,429
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,833

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,766
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$880
Median House Value$169,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.8%
German9.8%
Irish7.1%
Italian4.9%
English4.8%
African2.3%
Polish2.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Arab0.8%
Ethiopian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Paradise Almanac

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Paradise Climate

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Notes:

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

Sources :
Study Online in Paradise
Additional Resources
Info for Paradise Government Officials


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