A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Las Vegas, Nevada
Welcome to Las Vegas ...
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 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 leave Las Vegas and travel east, 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<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 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).
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 ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Las Vegas and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
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 for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Las Vegas:
Websites 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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 04 Jan 2019