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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+
Las Vegas is a city in Nevada with a population of 621,662. Las Vegas is in Clark County. Living in Las Vegas offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Las Vegas there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Las Vegas and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Las Vegas are above average.
About Las Vegas...
Population
621,662

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    315.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    211.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    805.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,635.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    503.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
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%

Working in Las Vegas

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,159
National
$55,322
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I'm born and raised in Las Vegas. People always thinks Las Vegas is a gambling town and how could any parent raise children here, but I'm here to tell you that Las Vegas is a great town for parks, climbing, hiking, skiing, biking, exploring, museums, fun communities away from the "strip", super fun arts district, no major storms or natural disasters and no bugs that bug you all time! Las Vegas has a great lake for all water sports and national sporting events (Go Knights Go! and the Raiders!). Las Vegas is still small, but growing. Amazing corporations are moving here like Google and Amazon. There lots of jobs available for students like me as well as for adults. Las Vegas is close to California for vacations as well as Utah for camping. All in all, Las Vegas is a great place to live.
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I love how Las Vegas is aristic and exciting. Just as everyone knows, Las Vegas will never fail to be a great source of entertainment for visitors with gambling. For non-gamblers, however, there is still plenty to do for entertainment as residents. From hiking in Mt Charleston to European-style malls liKe Tivoli Village, there is plenty to do! My favorite thing to do is visit Circus Circus' Adventure Dome theme park.
In spite of all the exciting things to do in Las Vegas, however, my hometown has several locations surrounded with trash and dangerous scenes for families. The schools available are also not the best for academics or sports in comparison to schools in other districts and cities. Overall, however, Las Vegas is still a wonderful place to live!
Las Vegas has the largest performing arts programs in schools in the nation. Jobs in the arts are growing, making Las Vegas a suitable place to pursue one's passions. Nightlife is stellar. Those in the event planning, interior design, hospitality, and business fields thrive on the nightlife. Housing and overall affordability is comparable, especially for those coming from other major cities, like California, Seattle, New York, Boston, and Chicago. Gyms, big box health food stores, and outdoor activities (rock climbing, hiking, triathlons, soccer, and other clubs) are very accessible!