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Welcome to Las Vegas ...

The city of Las Vegas is located in Clark County 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<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Las Vegas has a population of 641,676 people<2> (see below for details).

Las Vegas was established in 1905.

The community of Las Vegas is 2,350 feet [716 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation 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 lies within 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<4>

Population Details ...

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 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 (that had a count of 478,434 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Las Vegas had an population of 641,676 people. This is an increase of 9.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.12% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Las Vegas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Las Vegas and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Boulder Junction   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bracken - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Henderson   [Map]   302,539   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
North Las Vegas   [Map]   242,975   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Paradise   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Las Vegas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Las Vegas. Our list includes 36 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Las Vegas:

Websites for Las Vegas ...

 
Junior League:   www.jllv.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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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: www.nv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Las Vegas.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Las Vegas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Las Vegas. 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1745, Longitude: -115.1558     [Map].

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