North Las Vegas 70 Excellent
North Las Vegas Livability #56 ranked city in Nevada#11,881 ranked city in the USARanks better than 59% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ North Las Vegas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- North Las Vegas Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Nevada
North Las Vegas
100same as the US average
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Las Vegas cost of living
D- North Las Vegas Crime Total crime is 10% lower than Nevada
Total crime
2,1459% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 479% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-26%Year over year crime is down
North Las Vegas crime
D- North Las Vegas Employment Household income is 1% higher than Nevada
Median household income
$53,5653% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,89930% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%33% higher than the US average
North Las Vegas employment
B+ North Las Vegas Housing Home value is 16% lower than Nevada
Median home value
$161,50013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11818% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
North Las Vegas real estate or North Las Vegas rentals
F North Las Vegas Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Nevada
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
33%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
North Las Vegas K-12 schools
B- North Las Vegas User Ratings There are a total of 24 ratings in North Las Vegas
Overall user rating
70% 24 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 22 total surveys
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      Living in North Las Vegas, NV

      Located in the state of Nevada, North Las Vegas is a highly populated city with a population of 230,436 residents. More than a quarter of the residents of North Las Vegas identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 33% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all North Las Vegas residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in North Las Vegas could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Nevada if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around North Las Vegas, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, employment and more.

      North Las Vegas has a livability score of 68 out of 100 and is ranked #50 in Nevada and #13,182 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that North Las Vegas has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), weather (B) and housing (B+). On a more negative note, North Las Vegas does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., North 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 notable things to do include: Vision Holidays Day Tours, Canyon Air, and Aliante Golf Club.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in North Las Vegas can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to North Las Vegas is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in North Las Vegas come in at $161,500, which is 15.7% lower than the Nevada average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In North Las Vegas, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 16.7% 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 North Las Vegas will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In North Las Vegas, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 17.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.1%.

      North Las Vegas transportation information

      StatisticNorth Las VegasNevadaNational
      Average one way commute26min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.3%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%10.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%3.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%3.6%4.6%

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