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%.
|Average one way commute||25min||24min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||77.5%||78.0%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||10.8%||10.7%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||4.3%||3.6%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.4%||0.4%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.8%||2.1%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.3%||3.6%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||1 (3)||5||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||1 (1)||9||711|