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Las Vegas: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 528,000

1990: 852,737

2000: 1,563,282

Percent change, 1990–2000: 83.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 72nd

U.S. rank in 1990: 53rd

U.S. rank in 2000: 32nd

City Residents

1980: 164,674

1990: 258,877

2000: 478,434

2003 estimate: 517,017

Percent change, 1990–2000: 84.1%

U.S. rank in 1980: 89th

U.S. rank in 1990: 63rd

U.S. rank in 2000: 39th (State rank: 1st)

Density: 4,222.5 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 334,230

Black or African American: 49,570

American Indian and Alaska Native: 3,570

Asian: 22,879

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 2,145

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 112,962

Other: 46,643

Percent of residents born in state: 19.7% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 36,900

Population 5 to 9 years old: 37,034

Population 10 to 14 years old: 32,467

Population 15 to 19 years old: 29,033

Population 20 to 24 years old: 30,616

Population 25 to 34 years old: 77,156

Population 35 to 44 years old: 76,139

Population 45 to 54 years old: 59,610

Population 55 to 59 years old: 23,896

Population 60 to 64 years old: 20,286

Population 65 to 74 years old: 33,985

Population 75 to 84 years old: 17,411

Population 85 years and older: 3,901

Median age: 34.5 years

Births (2002, Clark County)

Total number: 23,756

Deaths (2003, Clark County)

Total number: 12,751

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $22,060

Median household income: $44,069

Total households: 177,223

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 13,766

$10,000 to $14,999: 9,523

$15,000 to $24,999: 22,283

$25,000 to $34,999: 23,115

$35,000 to $49,999: 30,839

$50,000 to $74,999: 36,385

$75,000 to $99,999: 19,940

$100,000 to $149,999: 13,665

$150,000 to $199,999: 3,415

$200,000 or more: 4,292

Percent of families below poverty level: 8.6% (34.3% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 81,627


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