Las Vegas employment information

IndexLas VegasNevadaNational
Income per capita$26,098$27,003$28,051
Median household income$52,601$54,083$53,046
Median income owner occupied$68,551$68,598$67,062
Median income renter occupied$37,285$38,635$32,212
Median earnings male$32,262$34,450$35,771
Median earnings female$27,229$26,959$25,299
Unemployment rate8.4%7.9%6.0%
Poverty level16.2%14.2%14.9%

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  • The income per capita in Las Vegas is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Las Vegas is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Las Vegas is 42% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Las Vegas is 9% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Las Vegas median earnings by income bracket

Las Vegas employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.2%1.9%
Manufacturing sector4.2%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.5%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%13.0%
Public administration4.6%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%2.0%
Education, health & social services7.7%24.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Summerlin South, NV24,061$86,71463%
Enterprise, NV113,150$72,10036%
Henderson, NV258,270$66,14125%
North Las Vegas, NV215,762$55,4665%
Spring Valley, NV178,673$54,2732%
Las Vegas, NV587,699$52,6011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Portland, OR585,888$51,2383%
Oklahoma City, OK581,094$45,70414%
Milwaukee, WI594,328$35,82332%
Louisville, KY597,231$44,11117%
Denver, CO604,356$49,0917%
Las Vegas, NV587,699$52,6011%
Source: The Las Vegas, NV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.