Las Vegas, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Las Vegas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Las Vegas had a population of 14,352 as of July 1, 2016. Las Vegas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Las Vegas is located at latitude 35.6014 and longitude -105.2214 in San Miguel County. The formal boundaries for the City of Las Vegas (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,424 feet.

The City of Las Vegas (GNIS ID: 2411631) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Las Vegas is located within Las Vegas Division of San Miguel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Las Vegas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Las Vegas: East Las Vegas, Las Vegas City, Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de las Vegas, Vegas de las Gallinas, West Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,352
Population in Households 13,340
Population in Familes 9,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,012
Population Density1 1,834
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 5,886
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,269
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,399 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,486 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,146 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $135,709
Average Home Value $164,607


Median Household Income $28,411
Average Household Income $42,729
Per Capita Income $18,890
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% -0.02%
Households 0.37% -0.02%
Families 0.33% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Las Vegas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Vegas to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 96th
Population Density1 # 13 97th
Diversity Index2 # 121 73rd
Median Household Income # 386 13th
Per Capita Income # 285 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.