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  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 626,637. 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
626,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Las Vegas Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    336.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    163.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    727.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,627.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    483.4
    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
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    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
$54,694
National
$55,322
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First off, there are two rules you must follow to having a great experience living in this city.

The first is do NOT live here with a family. I'm not a rocket scientist, but it is probably common knowledge that the schools are not very good. The influence of gambling, drinking, and prostitution is not a good environment to raise children. If you are a parent and move to SIN CITY expecting to have a wholesome community, it is implied you do not have common sense. I think LV is for adults, 18+.

Second, locals NEVER visit the strip. This is strictly for tourists.

That being said, LV is a wonderful city for young, working professionals. There is an array of opportunities and different pockets of things to do. A lot of subcultures and niches. The people are surprisingly very nice. The opportunities are there if you look for them. You don't have to get sucked in to gambling or casinos if you don't want to! There is more to LV than all the cliches.
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Las Vegas has been home since 1986 and it has its ups and downs like any city would. However, Las Vegas is not what people think. There is more to Las Vegas than the Strip (the casinos, gambling, strip joints, drinking, partying). Outside of the strip there are actual homes and working families just enjoying living in an ever growing city. The lake is about an hour and a half away. The mountains are a short drive away and its a beautiful site to see when it is covered in snow. Not to mention, the endless hikes you can take with your family through these beautiful mountains. Some may think that Las Vegas is not an ideal place to raise a family but I have and I wouldn't change it for the world. Las Vegas is what YOU make of it and as long as you remember that there is an outside world from the nightlife that Las Vegas has to offer, you will love it here too. It's like having the best of both worlds!
Las Vegas is a fun, exciting place to visit or live either way there both great options! The city of lights las vegas offers many things from the strip which is quite famous. For it's all casinos that are located and the different type of shows, fancy restaurants, attractions such as new york new york roller coaster. It's a place where there is a little of everything from all over the world in Vegas! But not only that but if your a fan of nature, vegas has famous Red rock canyon and Mount Charleston to hike and explore new places full of nature!