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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A
Las Vegas is a town in New Mexico with a population of 13,341. Las Vegas is in San Miguel County. Living in Las Vegas offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Las Vegas and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$601
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Las Vegas Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    664.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    825.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,415.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    252.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Las Vegas

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,790
National
$55,322

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Las Vegas Reviews

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I especially love the friendliness of the community members. Las Vegas, New Mexico is a small city that has wonderful family-owned restaurants and an artsy down-town area. It is home of the United World College, Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University. The surrounding areas include Pendaries Golf Course and the Montezuma Hot Springs. Not much nightlife activity for this family friendly city but many opportunities for fun outdoor activities! Las Vegas, New Mexico is the perfect place to live a healthy lifestyle and to raise a family!
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Las Vegas, NM is a very historically rich area, with some famous historic sites one can check out, such as ares of the Santa Fe Trail, the Castaneda Hotel (a former Harvey House), one of many Andrew Carnegie Libraries, a United World College site nearby in Montezuma, and many others. All areas in town are easily accessible, and within a 5-10 minute drive. Overall it's a calm and stable place to be if one pursue a healthy and stable lifestyle.
Small town but very friendly. A lot of history in this town as well. Amazing scenery and mountains surrounding the town. Not much entertainment in this town besides a small movie theater that only seats about 50 people. Las Vegas also has a Drive In movie theater! Very rare to come across now a days.