Welcome To Las Vegas

Welcome To Las Vegas

Las Vegas (“the Meadows” in Spanish) was founded as a city on May 15, 1905. At that time, Las Vegas was only 19.18 square miles and had a population of approximately 800.

The Las Vegas Valley has been named as the fastest growing area in the United States. The good climate, the economy, the job opportunities and the many amenities offered are some of the factors prompting our growth.

Las Vegas is the largest metropolitan city in the United States that was founded in 20th century. Approximately 98% of Nevada is owned by the federal Government and the growth continues still.

Population

Population History
1995                           1,040,688
1996                           1,119,708
1997                           1,170,118
1998                           1,246,193
1999                           1,321,319
2000                           1,428,690
2001                           1,498,279
2002                           1,578,332
2003                           1,641,529
2004                           1,747,025
2005                           1,815,700
2006                           1,912,654
2007                           1,996,542
2008                           1,986,146
2009                           2,006,347

Total Clark County   2,006,347

Population-2009
By City

Boulder City                      16,511
Henderson                     275,134
Las Vegas                      607,876
North Las Vegas           221,003
Mesquite                           21,253
Unincorporated               32,259
Unincorporated             832,310

Total Clark County     2,006,347

Demographics

Income

Median Household Income      $58,148

Less than $15,000            8.8%
$15,000- 24,999                8.4%
$25,000- 34,999              10.5%
$35,000- 49,999              15.3%
$50,000- 74,999              22.3%
$75,000- 99,999              14.6%
$100,000- 149,999          12.9%
$150,000- 249,999            5.3%
Over $250,000                    1.9%

Households Owning Homes:         83.3 %
Households Renting:                           31%
Average Apartment Rent:                    $770
Median New Home Price:           $213,023
Median Resale Price:                   $134,250

Type of Home:
Single Family Homes:     58.9%
Condo/ Townhomes:       15.2%
Apartment:                          19.9%
Mobile Homes:                    3.6%
Duplex:                                  2.4%

Summary:
Population of Clark County-2009      2,006,347
Median Age of Adults                                     35.3
Median Household income                   $58,148
Percent of Population Married                   50.0%
Female          49.5%
Male               50.5%

Climate

Las Vegas Climate is classified as arid (dry). It averages 294 days of Sunshine per year (211 clear days, 83 partly cloudy.) Highs of 105 are common from May to September, with several days exceeding 115. The average annual rainfall is 4.13 inches. Humidity stays around 29%.

Relocation Resources

Important Clark County & Las Vegas Phone Numbers

Las Vegas Police Dept.                       702-795-3111
Henderson Police Dept.                      702-565-8933
NV Highway Patrol                                702-486-4100
Animal Control Las Vegas                  702-229-6348
Animal Control Clark County               702-445-7710
Animal Control Henderson                  702-565-2033
SPCA No-Kill Animal Sanctuary          702-873-7722
HCWS No-Kill Animal Sanctuary        702-227-5555
Assessors Office                                   702-455-4323
Better Business Bureau                       702-320-4500
Chamber of Commerce                       702-735-1616
Citizens Area Transit (CAT)                 702-228-7433
City Hall — 400 Stewart Ave
Clark County Bar Association             702-387-6011
Clark County Library District                702-734-7323
Colleges:
UNLV                                                       702-895-3011
Community College of So. NV            702-651-4000
Consumer Information                         702-486-7355
Cox Cable                                               702-383-4000
DMV                                                          702-486-4368
Flood Zone Info                                      702-455-5860
Gaming Cards                                       702-224-3271
Health Cards                                          702-385-1291
Homestead Info                                     702-455-3882
Hunting & Fishing Licenses                702-515-5450
Immunizations                                        702-385-1291
Marriage License                                        702-455-4415
McCarran Airport                                         702-261-5211
Nevada/Clark County Legal Services     702-386-1070
Newspapers:
Review Journal                                            702-383-0211
Las Vegas Sun                                            702-383-0211
Parks- Clark County                                    702-455-8200
Parks- Las Vegas                                        702-229-6297
Polling Locations                                         702-455-2780
School District                                              702-799-5011
Social Security Administration:
General Information                                 1-800-772-1213
Main Office: 5460 W Sahara                      702-248-8717
TDD                                                                702-248-8732
Suicide Prevention                                      702-456-0244
Time & Temp                                                      118
Treasurers Office                                     1-800-492-3177
US Postal Service:
Postal Answer Line                                  1-800-275-8777
Las Vegas Main Branch:
1001 E. Sunset Rd                                      702-361-9200
Veterans’ Hotline                                         702-399-2880
Voters Registration                                     702-455-8683
Voters Registration                                     702-455-8683
Weather                                                         702-248-4800
Welcome Service Clark Co.                       702-891-0655

EMPLOYMENT

Job Hotlines
City of Henderson                                   702-565-2318
City of Las Vegas                                    702-229-6346
City of North Las Vegas                        702-633-1514
Clark County                                           702-455-3174
Clark County Health District                702-759-1100
Clark County School District                702-799-1000
Community College of S.NV                702-651-4588
Las Vegas Valley Water District          702-258-3220
LV Convention & Visitors Authority     702-892-2802
Metropolitan Police Department         702-266-7506
State of Nevada                                      702-486-2920
University Medical Center                    702-383-2490
Largest Employers
According to the North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS), Clark
County and the Clark County School District
are the largest employers with 30,000+ employees.

Other Large employers include:
9,000-9,499: Bellagio
8,500-8,999: MGM Grand Hotel, Wynn Las Vegas
7,500-7,999: Mandalay Corp
5,500-5,999: Desert Palace, GNS Corp., Venetian Casino
5,000- 5,499: LV Metropolitan Police
4,000- 4,499: Flamingo Hilton Corp., Rio, UMC of S. NV

Employment Status
31.4%   Full-Time (Nonhotel/Nongaming)
23.7%   Retired 23.7
12.9%   Full-Time (Hotel/Gaming)
10.5%   Self-Employed
4.8%     Homemaker
5.2%     Not Employed
5.1%     Part-Time
3.9%     Student
2.4%    Semi Retired
Reasons for Moving to Las Vegas
9.8%     Better Lifestyle
18.4%   Job Transfer
23.6%   Other
11.4%   Like the Area
11.3%   Live near Relatives
14.3%   Find a Job
7.4%     Retirement
3.9%     Born Here
3.1%     Health Reasons

Sheriff’s Work Card
If you are working in the gaming industry, it is mandatory in the state of Nevada to have a Sheriff’s Card. To obtain a Sheriff’s Card you must be gainfully employed. Your employer will provide you with a referral for a three year issuance. For further information, contact:

Sheriff’s Work Card
601 E Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 229-3272

Alcohol Education Card
Anyone who sells, gives away, moves around or makes a decision regarding alcohol, as well as Security Officers, must have a valid TAM (Total Alcohol Management) card. In order to acquire a TAM Card you must attend a four hour class, pass a simple test and pay an $35.00 application fee for a 5 year issuance. For additional information, contact:

TAM of Southern Nevada
www.tamcards.com
East side Location:
557 E Sahara Ave #223
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 369-0544
West Side Location:
2550 S Rainbow Blvd. Ste E14
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 873-8192

Health Card
Health Cards are mandatory for all food/beverage handlers. Tattoo technicians, Security Officer, child and adult care attendants, Health Club Attendant or massage therapists.
In order to acquire a Health Card, you must complete an application form. For a food handler card, applicants will receive a Hepatitis A vaccination. Applicants needing a Child Care or Adult Care Card, will also receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as well as having a skin test or X-ray for tuberculosis. All applicants must also attend an hour and a half class and movie within 30 days of applying for a Health Card. A temporary card will be issued until the class is completed. The cost for a Health Card is $35 for a 3 year issuance. For additional Information contact:
Clark County Health District
625 Shadow Ln.
Las Vegas, NV 89127
(702) 383-1266
www.cchd.org