Las Vegas–Paradise, NV MSA

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Las Vegas–Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
MSA
Las Vegas–Paradise–Henderson Metropolitan Statistical Area
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Area; from top left to bottom right: Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Area; from top left to bottom right: Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson
Map of Nevada with Clark County highlighted in red.
Map of Nevada with Clark County highlighted in red.

The Las Vegas–Paradise, NV MSA, also known as the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area (2013) or the Las Vegas metropolitan area, is in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada, coextensive since 2003 with Clark County, Nevada.[1] A central part of the metropolitan area is the Las Vegas Valley, a 600 sq mi (1,600 km2) basin that includes the metropolitan area's largest city, Las Vegas as well as the other primary city, Paradise, Nevada. The area contains the largest concentration of people in the state. Cities in the metropolitan area include Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Boulder City.

History[edit]

The metropolitan area was created for the 1970 census when it only included Clark County. In 2000, the metropolitan area was changed to include Nye County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona.[2][3][4] This area appears to have existed since at least 1967 when the census bureau defined the SMSAs outside of New England as, "a county or group of contiguous counties which contains at least one city of 50,000 inhabitants in addition to the county or counties containing such a city or cities, contiguous counties are included in an SMSA if, according to certain criteria, they are socially and economically integrated with the central city."[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 127,016
1970 273,288 115.2%
1980 528,000 93.2%
1990 852,737 61.5%
2000 1,375,765 61.3%
2010 1,951,269 41.8%
[citation needed][6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,375,765 people, 512,253 households, and 339,693 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 71.6% White (60.2% White Non-Hispanic), 9.1% Black, 5.7% Asian, 0.8% American Indian and 12.8% of other or mixed race. 22.0% were Hispanic of any race. As of 2009, the population in the metropolitan area had grown up to 1,902,834 people, being one of the fastest growing MSA in the United States.

In 1999, the median income for a household in the MSA was $44,616 and the median income for a family was $50,485. The per capita income was $21,785.

The United States Census Bureau 2009 estimates place the population for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Statistical Area at 1,902,834 people, and the region is one of the fastest growing in the United States.[8] Large numbers of new residents in the state originate from California.[9]

Office of Management and Budget definition[edit]

The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Clark County as the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area.[10] The United States Census Bureau ranked the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area as the 31st most populous metropolitan statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012.[11]

The Office of Management and Budget has further designated the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area as a component of the more extensive Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ Combined Statistical Area,[10] the 27th most populous combined statistical area and the 30th most populous primary statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012.[11][12]

Tourism[edit]

In calendar year 2011, the majority of tourists arrived from the western states (55%) with 31% from California alone. Approximately 16% of tourists arrived from outside of North America.[13] There is a growing interest in Las Vegas among Chinese tourists, with arrivals growing at an annual rate of 30%.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components, December 2005, with codes". Archived from the original on February 19, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  2. ^ "County Composition of Metropolitan Areas: 1940-2006". Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA". U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. December 5, 2002. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Metropolitan Areas: Concepts, Components, and Population". U.S. Census Bureau. 1999. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Census Tracts". U.S. Census Bureau. 1999. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1990 CPH-S-1-1". U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Estimates of Population Change for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Rankings: July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009". U.S. Census Bureau. April 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ "About.com". Usgovinfo.about.com. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  10. ^ a b "OMB Bulletin No. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas". United States Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012" (CSV). 2012 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012" (CSV). 2012 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "LAS VEGAS VISITOR PROFILE". Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (GLS Research). Retrieved November 19, 2012.