Income/capita 12%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 44%
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IndexLas VegasNevadaNational
Income per capita$26,388$27,253$29,829
Median household income$50,882$53,094$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,846$68,369$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,314$38,963$35,192
Median earnings male$31,889$33,873$36,919
Median earnings female$27,421$26,928$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%5.9%4.7%
Poverty level16.8%14.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Las Vegas is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Las Vegas is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Las Vegas is 44% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Las Vegas is 11% higher than the national average

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      Las Vegas employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.4%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector4.0%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services13.9%14.7%
      Public administration4.5%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%2.1%
      Education, health & social services8.4%23.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Summerlin South, NV25,717$85,12653.9%
      Enterprise, NV129,620$69,57225.8%
      Henderson, NV277,872$64,27716.2%
      North Las Vegas, NV230,436$53,5653.2%
      Spring Valley, NV190,661$51,2287.4%
      Las Vegas, NV613,295$50,8828.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Louisville, KY611,573$46,88115.3%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,015$50,0709.5%
      Portland, OR620,589$58,4235.6%
      Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220.0%
      Milwaukee, WI598,672$36,80133.5%
      Las Vegas, NV613,295$50,8828.0%
      Source: The Las Vegas, NV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).