Las Vegas 70 Average
Las Vegas Livability #59 ranked city in Nevada#12,352 ranked city in the USARanks better than 57% of areas
A+ Las Vegas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Las Vegas Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Nevada
Las Vegas
1022% more expensive than the US average
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Las Vegas cost of living
F Las Vegas Crime Total crime is 15% higher than Nevada
Total crime
2,73817% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3717% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-17%Year over year crime is down
Las Vegas crime
D- Las Vegas Employment Household income is 4% lower than Nevada
Median household income
$50,8828% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,38812% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%44% higher than the US average
Las Vegas employment
B Las Vegas Housing Home value is 3% lower than Nevada
Median home value
$184,900equal to the US average
Median rent price
$9854% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Las Vegas real estate or Las Vegas rentals
F Las Vegas Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Nevada
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
40%16% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:116% higher than the US average
Las Vegas K-12 schools
C+ Las Vegas User Ratings There are a total of 78 ratings in Las Vegas
Overall user rating
65% 78 total ratings
User reviews rating
65% 17 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 61 total surveys
all Las Vegas poll results

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      Living in Las Vegas, NV

      Las Vegas, Nevada is a big city with a population of 613,295 inhabitants. Las Vegas has a population density of 4,551 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Las Vegas identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 25% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Las Vegas could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Nevada if you know where to search. The best areas in Las Vegas and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Nevada and national averages.

      Las Vegas has a livability score of 70 out of 100 and is ranked #41 in Nevada and #11,300 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Las Vegas has received high marks for amenities (A+), weather (B) and housing (B). Regrettably for Las Vegas, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (D) and employment (D-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Las Vegas has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bellagio Fountains, The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil, and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Las Vegas has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Las Vegas real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Las Vegas. The median home price for Las Vegas homes is $184,900, which is 3.5% lower than the Nevada average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Las Vegas, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 0% lower than the Nevada average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Las Vegas will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Las Vegas, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 15.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.9%.

      Las Vegas transportation information

      StatisticLas VegasNevadaNational
      Average one way commute25min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.5%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.8%10.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.3%3.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.3%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Las Vegas, NV data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).