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 13,986 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 13,986
Daytime Population: Workers 6,391
Daytime Population: Residents 9,065
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,456
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 12,965
Population in Familes 9,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,021
Population Density2 1,788
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $27,914
Average Household Income $42,513
Per Capita Income $18,932


Total Housing Units 6,952 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,415 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,346 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,191 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $133,214
Average Home Value $160,886


Total Households 5,761
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 3,181
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.33%
Households 0.02% -0.31%
Families -0.09% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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, 2017 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 Density # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 112 74th
Median Household Income # 390 12th
Per Capita Income # 297 33rd

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