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Welcome to Las Vegas ...

The city of Las Vegas is located in Clark County<1> and is the County Seat for Clark County.

When the people of Las Vegas refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Las Vegan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Las Vegas has a population of 651,319 people<3> (see below for details).

Las Vegas was established in 1905.

The community of Las Vegas is 2,350 feet [716 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Las Vegas is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Las Vegas lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Las Vegas, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Las Vegas is within the boundaries of the (702) area code.

The ZIP codes for Las Vegas: 89044, 89054, 89101-89166, 89169-89170, 89173, 89177-89180, 89183, 89185, 89191, 89193, 89195, 89199<5>

Websites for Las Vegas ...

Junior League:   www.jllv.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Las Vegas had an population of 651,319 people. This is an increase of 11.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Las Vegas had a population of 583,756 people (or 29.92% of the total population of Clark County). This makes Las Vegas the county's most populous community.

The population of Las Vegas represents 21.62% of the total population of Nevada (which has 2,700,551 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 583,756 people, the population of Las Vegas increased 22.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 478,434 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Las Vegas.

Communities Also Named Las Vegas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Las Vegas - they are located in New Mexico and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Las Vegas.

Communities near Las Vegas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Las Vegas.

  • Henderson [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Las Vegas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 320,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<7>
  • North Las Vegas [Clark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Las Vegas have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Las Vegas
    • North Las Vegas [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Las Vegas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 251,974 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Las Vegas
  • Bracken [Clark County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bracken have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bracken
    • Bracken [Clark County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Las Vegas
  • Paradise [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
    • Paradise [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Las Vegas
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sunrise Manor [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Manor
      • Sunrise Manor [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Las Vegas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Manor
    • Boulder Junction [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder Junction
      • Boulder Junction [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Las Vegas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Junction
    • Spring Valley [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Las Vegas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Whitney [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitney have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Las Vegas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
    • Summerlin South [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerlin South
      • Summerlin South [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Las Vegas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerlin South
    • Enterprise [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Las Vegas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Las Vegas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Las Vegas.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Las Vegas. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Las Vegas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Las Vegas ...

Looking for more information about Las Vegas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Las Vegas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Las Vegas.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nevada

About Clark County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Las Vegas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clark County: www.accessclarkcounty.com/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Clark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Las Vegas refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Las Vegas may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Las Vegas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Las Vegas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Las Vegas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Las Vegas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Las Vegas includes: 89044, 89054, 89101, 89102, 89103, 89104, 89105, 89106, 89107, 89108, 89109, 89110, 89111, 89112, 89113, 89114, 89115, 89116, 89117, 89118, 89119, 89120, 89121, 89122, 89123, 89124, 89125, 89126, 89127, 89128, 89129, 89130, 89131, 89132, 89133, 89134, 89135, 89136, 89137, 89138, 89139, 89140, 89141, 89142, 89143, 89144, 89145, 89146, 89147, 89148, 89149, 89150, 89151, 89152, 89153, 89154, 89155, 89156, 89157, 89158, 89159, 89160, 89161, 89162, 89163, 89164, 89165, 89169, 89173, 89177, 89178, 89179, 89183, 89185, 89191, 89193, 89195 & 89199.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Las Vegas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Las Vegas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Las Vegas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Las Vegas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1745, Longitude: -115.1558    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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