B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Las Vegas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    451
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    71
    41
  • Robbery
    312
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    785
    500
  • Theft
    1,548
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    556
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,882
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Sin city is much more than a city filled with gambling, drinking, partying, and sexual temptations. To the untrained eye it's nothing more than a city that fulfills the bodily pleasures of sex, appetite, desire, drinking, and winning. To my sisters and I it's much more than that. It's our happy place. The city of our birth. Our home. What makes Las Vegas so great is its atmosphere. The place where anyone can escape reality and become their ideal self. No matter who you are, choose to be, or decide to do, Las Vegas will cheer and applaud you! The fear of judgement and scolding doesn't exist. You will always feel a sense of belonging. Everyone is welcomed.
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Las Vegas is an interesting city. Towards the east part of Vegas is the stuff you see in movies and TV shows: the strip, in all it's lights-and-glamour glory. However, on the edges of the city, things get quieter. It's a melting pot city and there's people of every race, nationality, and religion everywhere you go.
On the economy side, there's no state tax in Nevada! Real estate talk: Obviously places near the strip are very expensive, but towards North Las Vegas, the prices drop to more reasonable levels. There's also a variety of apartment complexes, dorms for university students, and long-term hotels to cater to a wide variety of real estate needs.
Overall, Las Vegas is a vibrant city of many shades, not just the gambling town it's made out to be. Despite the dangers around some parts of town, it's a colorful place that's always changing.
Living in the "City of Sin" is discouraging. This city caters to tourists. Therefore, they (casinos) do absolutely nothing for locals to encourage them to spend their money and time within their facilities. Most casinos don't offer discounts of any kind or incentives for locals. Being a tourist town, it could be expensive for people to have a good time no matter where they go. Also, Las Vegas is a huge melting pot. There are people from all over the world that live here. Therefore, there is not much of a community, and little pride behind being a resident. Being a city filled with crime, drugs, prostitution, etc. it could have a negative impact on someone's life, which I have seen much too often. This city will cater to any vice an individual may have and swallow them whole. Lastly, the summers can be devilish! Reaching the 120's, it can be miserable. Most people do not go outside because of the heat, which only adds to the dread of the "Devil's Playground".