Enterprise, Nevada

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Enterprise, Nevada
Enterprise as seen from the foothills of neighboring Southern Highlands
Enterprise as seen from the foothills of neighboring Southern Highlands
Location of Enterprise in Clark County, Nevada
Location of Enterprise in Clark County, Nevada
Coordinates: 36°1′53″N 115°11′53″W / 36.03139°N 115.19806°W / 36.03139; -115.19806Coordinates: 36°1′53″N 115°11′53″W / 36.03139°N 115.19806°W / 36.03139; -115.19806
CountryUnited States
 • Total46.51 sq mi (120.5 km2)
 • Land46.51 sq mi (120.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,552 ft (778 m)
 • Total108,481
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)702 and 725
FIPS code32-23770
GNIS feature ID1867345
Interstate HighwaysI-15, I-215, I-515
Major airportLAS
WebsiteEnterprise Town Advisory Board

Enterprise is an affluent unincorporated town in the Las Vegas Valley in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 108,481 at the 2010 U.S. Census,[1] up from 14,676 at the 2000 census.[2]


The first inhabitants of what is now Enterprise would have been the Paiute Indians, who were spread across the Las Vegas Valley. In the early 1900s, the railroad town of Arden was formed for miners who worked at the nearby gypsum mines just west of the area.[3] The oldest structure in the area is a water tower, which was built in 1926.[4]

References to the area as "Enterprise" date back to at least 1918, when county commissioners established an Enterprise school district.[5] According to one historian, the word may simply have been chosen at that time as a positive-sounding name.[6]

On April 21, 1958, United Airlines Flight 736 and an Air Force jet collided into each other, causing 49 fatalities.

Enterprise was formed as an unincorporated town in December 1996, in response to a petition from residents who hoped it would help preserve the community's rural identity.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place (CDP) of Enterprise (which may not coincide exactly with the town boundaries) has a total area of 46.51 square miles (120.5 km2). Enterprise is the location of the Mountain's Edge planned community and Southern Highlands.


As an unincorporated town, Enterprise is governed by the Clark County Commission, with input from the Enterprise Town Advisory Board.

Enterprise is part of the Las Vegas Township.

Federally, all of Enterprise falls within Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, which is represented by Jacky Rosen, a Democrat. Several State Senators represent parts of the area, including Republicans Becky Harris (District 9) and Michael Roberson (District 21), and Democrat Aaron Ford (District 11). Significant portions of Enterprise are represented in the Assembly by Democrats Jason Frierson (District 8), Justin Watkins (District 35) and Sandra Jauregui (District 41).[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 108,481 people, 44,872 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,332.3 people per square mile (900.5/km²). There were 49,563 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 56.3% White, 8.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 21.2% Asian, 0.9% Pacific Islander, 6.8% from other races, and 6.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.3%. Non-Hispanic Whites were 48.1%.

There were 97,869 households out of which 31.61% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.24.[11]

The average household income in Enterprise is $69,572 (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016[12] The average household net worth in Enterprise is $442,021.[13]

The affluent Southern Highlands area, south of Enterprise, has an average household income of $100,207 and an average household net worth of $579,866.[14]


Allegiant Air has its corporate headquarters in Enterprise.[15][16] The Silverton and the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa are the only casino resorts located in Enterprise. Town Square Las Vegas, previously the location of the Vacation Village hotel and casino, is another major attraction that falls within the boundaries. The economy of Enterprise employs 66,636 people. The economy of Enterprise is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Accommodation & Food Service; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 5.14; 2.95; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Enterprise are Accommodation & Food Service(15,756), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (7,782), and Retail trade (7,486), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises($193,833), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction($78,750), and Utilities ($67,273).[17]


Public education in Enterprise is administered by the Clark County School District.[18]

  • Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School
  • Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School
  • Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School
  • Dennis Ortwein Elementary School
  • Beverly S. Mathis Elementary School
  • Carolyn S. Reedom Elementary School
  • William V. Wright Elementary School
  • Mark L. Fine Elementary School
  • Tony Alamo Elementary School
  • Judith D. Steele Elementary School
  • Wayne N. Tanaka Elementary School
  • Robert L. Forbuss Elementary School
  • Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School
  • Lawrence and Heidi Cannarelli Middle School
  • Wilbur and Theresa Faiss Middle School
  • Desert Oasis High School
  • Sierra Vista High School
  • Southern Highlands Preparatory School
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Don and Dee Snyder Elementary School
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School

Enterprise has a public library, a branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.[19]

Notable people[edit]

This is an incomplete list of notable residents in the Enterprise area.


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Enterprise CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Arden Plaster Mine, NV". silverstateghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  4. ^ "Arden Water Tower- Las Vegas - Water Towers on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  5. ^ "County board in regular session" (PDF). Las Vegas Age. January 12, 1918. p. 1. Retrieved 2018-06-04 – via Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
  6. ^ F. Andrew Taylor (August 3, 2010). "Origin of many Clark County township names is a mystery". Anthem View. Las Vegas – via NewsBank.
  7. ^ Jeff Schweers (December 18, 1996). "Commission creates town of Enterprise". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ "Who's My Legislator / What's My District". mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  9. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2010)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. Enterprise CDP, Nevada
  11. ^ "Enterprise Demographics & Statistics — Employment, Education, Income Averages in Enterprise — Point2 Homes". www.point2homes.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Enterprise CDP, Nevada; UNITED STATES". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  13. ^ "Enterprise Demographics & Statistics — Employment, Education, Income Averages in Enterprise — Point2 Homes". www.point2homes.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  14. ^ [1] Southern Highlands Neighborhood Information
  15. ^ "Contact Us." Allegiant Air. Retrieved on January 2, 2011. "Allegiant Travel Company 8360 S. Durango Drive Las Vegas, NV 89113"
  16. ^ "Enterprise CDP, Nevada." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 2, 2011.
  17. ^ "Enterprise, NV". Data USA. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  18. ^ "Zoning Information | Clark County School District". Clark County School District. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  19. ^ "Nevada Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

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