North Las Vegas, Nevada

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Coordinates: 36°13′43″N 115°8′48″W / 36.22861°N 115.14667°W / 36.22861; -115.14667

North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, located in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The city was incorporated on May 16, 1946, and is known as the home of Nellis Air Force Base.



Located in the desert southwest, in the Mojave Desert, North Las Vegas is north of Las Vegas and north of the unincorporated town of Sunrise Manor.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 78.5 square miles (203 km2), all of it land.


The population of North Las Vegas was estimated at 224,387 in July 2009,[1] making it the third largest city in Nevada after Las Vegas and Henderson.[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 115,488 people, 34,018 households, and 27,112 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,471.0 people per square mile (568.0/km²). There were 36,600 housing units at an average density of 466.2/sq mi (180.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.93% White, 19.02% African American, 0.82% Native American, 3.24% Asian, 0.53% Pacific Islander, 15.78% from other races, and 4.68% from two or more races. 37.61% was Hispanic or Latino, of any race.

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