Spring Valley, Nevada

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Spring Valley, Nevada
Unincorporated town
This view from the west in 2005, centered on Flamingo Road, includes much of Spring Valley
This view from the west in 2005, centered on Flamingo Road, includes much of Spring Valley
Location of Spring Valley in Clark County, Nevada
Location of Spring Valley in Clark County, Nevada
Coordinates: 36°6′45″N 115°15′1″W / 36.11250°N 115.25028°W / 36.11250; -115.25028
Country United States
State Nevada
Government
 • Type Advisory Board
 • Commissioner Steve Sisolak
Area
 • Total 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Land 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,365 ft (721 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 178,395
 • Density 5,300/sq mi (2,100/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-68585
GNIS feature ID 1867350
Website Spring Valley Town Advisory Board

Spring Valley is an unincorporated town and census-designated place and part of Las Vegas Township in Clark County, Nevada, United States, located 2 miles (3 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip. The population was 178,395 at the 2010 census.[1] Spring Valley was formed in May, 1981.[2]

Background[edit]

After purchasing the land occupied by Stardust International Raceway,[3] Pardee Homes began developing a master-planned housing community called Spring Valley southwest of Las Vegas in the mid-1970s. By 1981, residents grouped together to solicit the Clark County Commission to create an unincorporated town, which it did that May. The town originally encompassed 1 square mile (3 km2), but now occupies much of the southwest quarter of the Las Vegas Valley.

The predominant boundaries of Spring Valley are Sahara Avenue on the north, Decatur Boulevard on the east, Warm Springs Road on the south, and Hualapai Way on the west.

The area mostly consists of housing subdivisions, with strip malls lining the large boulevards that connect suburban Las Vegas to the Strip. The northern part of Spring Valley includes areas of rural-estate zoning, with large parcels of land on blocks of 164 square mile (40,000 m2). The southern part of Spring Valley is quickly developing – fifteen years ago, very little south of Tropicana Avenue was developed within Spring Valley.

A large park, Desert Breeze Park, is located in the north-central part of the town.

Its municipal government is the Clark County Commission, which has seven members from across Southern Nevada (and none of whom reside in Spring Valley as of 2006). A five-member Town Advisory Board offers advisory opinions on zoning and business matters to the commission, but the commission is not obligated to respond or be held to those suggestions.

Spring Valley is the home of tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, as well as Sacramento Kings owners George and Gavin Maloof. The Sultan of Brunei used to keep a residence there, and Carrot Top has his Las Vegas residence in the area. Blogger and reality TV personality J.Son Dinant resides in Spring Valley. NASCAR drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch attended Durango High School in Spring Valley, as did actress Cerina Vincent and BMX celebrity T. J. Lavin.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place (CDP) of Spring Valley (which may not exactly coincide with the town boundaries) has a total area of 33.4 sq mi (87 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 51,726
2000 117,390 126.9%
2010 178,395 52.0%
source:[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 117,390 people, 47,964 households, and 29,929 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,519.4 /sq mi (1,358.8 /km2). There were 52,870 housing units at an average density of 1,585 /sq mi (612 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 60.6% White, 17.49% African American, 0.60% Native American, 11.21% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 5.14% from other races, and 18.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.77% of the population.

There were 47,964 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,563, and the median income for a family was $55,021. Males had a median income of $37,068 versus $28,288 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,321. About 4.8% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Spring Valley CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Steve Kanigher (July 18, 2003). "Las Vegas: Bright lights, but not a big city". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stardust memories". Las Vegas Sun. May 22, 2003. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 36°6′45″N 115°15′1″W / 36.11250°N 115.25028°W / 36.11250; -115.25028