Whitney, Nevada

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Whitney (formerly East Las Vegas) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 18,273 at the 2000 census.



Whitney, at one time, had its own identity, one of a few small communities between Las Vegas and Henderson along Boulder Highway (which was US 93 and US 95 at the time). Into the late 1980s, Whitney Elementary School had just two classes.[citation needed]

In the early 1990s, the outward growth of development in Las Vegas and Henderson, as well as the construction of the Interstate 515 bypass of Whitney, had a negative impact on businesses in the area. It wasn't until the early 2000s that business began to recover. The area has seen several new housing developments in vacant land.

It is home to UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium, which also hosts the USA Sevens leg of the annual IRB Sevens World Series.


Whitney is located at 36°5′47″N 115°2′39″W / 36.09639°N 115.04417°W / 36.09639; -115.04417 (36.096474, -115.044287)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,273 people, 7,090 households, and 4,502 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,438.9 people per square mile (942.0/km²). There were 7,849 housing units at an average density of 1,047.6/sq mi (404.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.24% White, 6.82% African American, 1.11% Native American, 3.81% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 11.04% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.29% of the population.

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