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Coordinates: 36°13′43″N 115°8′48″W / 36.22861°N 115.14667°W / 36.22861; -115.14667

City of North Las Vegas
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Motto: Your Community of Choice
Location of North Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada
Coordinates: 36°13′43″N 115°8′48″W / 36.22861°N 115.14667°W / 36.22861; -115.14667
Country United States
State Nevada
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Shari L. Buck
 - Mayor Pro Tem William E. Robinson
 - City Manager Gregory Rose
Area
 - Total 78.5 sq mi (203.3 km2)
 - Land 78.5 sq mi (203.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,205 ft (672 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 217,253
 Density 1,471.0/sq mi (567.9/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89030-89033, 89036, 89081, 89084-89087
Area code(s) 702
FIPS code 32-51800
GNIS feature ID 0847435
Website http://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/

North Las Vegas is a city in Clark 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.

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Geography

Mountains Surrounding North Las Vegas, 2007

Located in the desert southwest, in the Mojave Desert, North Las Vegas is north of Las Vegas and north of the unincorporated town of Sunrise Manor.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 78.5 square miles (203 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

The population of North Las Vegas was estimated at 217,253 in July 2008,[1] making it the third largest city in Nevada after Las Vegas and Henderson. [2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 115,488 people, 34,018 households, and 27,112 families residing in the city. The population density was 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, 0.82% Native American, 3.24% Asian, 0.53% Pacific Islander, 15.78% from other races, and 4.68% from two or more races. 37.61% was Hispanic or Latino, 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.

The United States Census Bureau listed North Las Vegas as the fastest growing city in the United States.

Transportation

Las Vegas, as seen from North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas Airport known formerly as Sky Haven Airport was established on December 7, 1941. Vision Airlines, a regional airline and sightseeing 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 Vegas.

Citizens Area Transit provides bus service in the city, as it does throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

The major highways/roads serving North Las Vegas are I-15 and CC-215.

References

  1. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/North-Las-Vegas-Nevada.html
  2. ^ "7/1/2008 Subcounty Estimates File: Nevada 2000-2008" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2008-12-27. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2008-32.csv. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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