Enterprise, Nevada

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Enterprise, Nevada
Enterprise as seen from the foothills of Southern Highlands
Enterprise as seen from the foothills of 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
FoundedDecember 17, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-12-17)
Founded byClark County Commission
 • TypeAdvisory Board
 • County CommissionerJustin Jones - District F
 • County CommissionerMichael Naft - District A
 • Board ChairJenna Waltho
 • 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
Other major highwaysSR 146, SR 160, SR 562, CC 215
Major airportLAS
WebsiteEnterprise Town Advisory Board

Enterprise is an 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] It was founded on December 17, 1996. Like other unincorporated towns in the Las Vegas Valley, it uses Las Vegas ZIP Codes for addresses within its boundaries.


The first inhabitants of what is now Enterprise would have been the Paiute Indians, who were spread across the Las Vegas Valley. In 1905, the railroad town of Arden was formed for miners who worked at the nearby gypsum mines just west of the area.[3] The area was part of Lincoln County until 1909, when Clark County was split off from Lincoln County.[4] The oldest structure in the area is a water tower, which was built in 1926.[5]

References to the area as "Enterprise" date back to at least 1918, when county commissioners established an Enterprise school district.[6] According to one historian, the word may simply have been chosen at that time as a positive-sounding name.[7]

On April 21, 1958, United Airlines Flight 736 and an Air Force jet collided into each other, causing 49 fatalities. A metal cross was put up by the son of a victim in 1999 on the site of the crash.[8]

Enterprise was formed as an unincorporated town on December 17, 1996, in response to a petition from residents who hoped it would help preserve the community's semi-rural identity.[9] This was made to prevent annexation by nearby Henderson.[10] Immediately afterwards, Clark County commissioners voted to annex about five square miles of land into neighboring Spring Valley that included the master-planned community of Rhodes Ranch and a regional park. The annexation plan was developed by commissioner Erin Kenny. The vote was almost unanimous, with the sole exception of Bruce L. Woodbury voting against annexation. The chairwoman of the county commission, Yvonne Atkinson Gates, was against the annexation, but voted for annexation anyway because she wanted to recall the situation after the next advisory board meeting in January 1997. Residents, both governmental and non-governmental, opposed the annexation because they had no say in the vote.[9]

On January 19, 1999, an interlocal agreement was approved by the Clark County Commission and the Henderson City Council to annex about 5,000 to 6,000 acres of land into the City of Henderson, with most of the land belonging to the Bureau of Land Management southwest of the master-planned community of Anthem, but also including 1,400 acres that were part of Enterprise.[11][12] The city wanted to annex land so it could have an exit on Interstate 15 (specifically the Sloan exit [12]), and so they could maintain Lake Mead Drive (now St. Rose Parkway). Residents of Enterprise did not approve of the annexation plan because they wanted to preserve their rural lifestyle. County commissioners told some residents that the county could not stop Henderson from annexing a piece of their town, and said that the interlocal agreement was the best they could do.[11] This agreement stopped Henderson from annexing section 33 (which was a heavily populated section of Enterprise), and instead annex sections 26 and 34, which were, at the time, undeveloped.[11]


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. Enterprise is bordered by Spring Valley to the north, Paradise to the east, Henderson to the southeast, Sloan to the south, and Blue Diamond to the west. Enterprise's main northern boundary is with Sunset Road, mainly Bermuda Road to the east, St. Rose Parkway to the southeast, and mainly the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the southwest.


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.

Policing is provided by the Enterprise Area Command of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.[13]

Federally, all of Enterprise falls within Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, which is represented by Susie Lee, a Democrat. Several State Senators represent parts of the area, including Republican Michael Roberson (District 20) and Democrats Melanie Scheible (District 9) and Dallas Harris (District 11). Significant portions of Enterprise are represented in the Assembly by Democrats Jason Frierson (District 8), Michelle Gorelow (District 35) and Sandra Jauregui (District 41).[14]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2019190,000[15]75.1%

As of the census[17] 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.[18]

The average household income in Enterprise is $69,572 (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016[19] The average household net worth in Enterprise is $442,021.[20]

The affluent Southern Highlands area, in the south of Enterprise, has an average household income of $100,207 and an average household net worth of $579,866.[21]


Allegiant Air has its Training Center in Enterprise.[22]Enterprise CDP, Nevada[permanent dead link]. Switch has its headquarters in Enterprise.[23]

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. Las Vegas Premium Outlets South, the southern counterpart to Las Vegas Premium Outlets North, is another attraction in Enterprise. 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).[24]


Public education in Enterprise is administered by the Clark County School District.[25]

  • 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 two public libraries, Enterprise Library, and Windmill Library, both branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.[26] The latter serves as the headquarters for the LVCCLD.[27]


Aerial view of the I-15/I-215 interchange in Enterprise looking south from Sunset Road in 2014

The following are all the major highways in Enterprise.

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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Arden Plaster Mine, NV". silverstateghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  4. ^ "Clark County's History". clarkcountynv.gov. n.d. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Arden Water Tower- Las Vegas - Water Towers on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ F. Andrew Taylor (August 3, 2010). "Origin of many Clark County township names is a mystery". Anthem View. Las Vegas – via NewsBank.
  8. ^ Henry Brean (April 20, 2018). "Fatal Las Vegas crash in 1958 led to modern air safety system". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  9. ^ a b Jeff Schweers (December 18, 1996). "Commission creates town of Enterprise". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  10. ^ Steve Kanigher (July 18, 2003). "Las Vegas: Bright lights, but not a big city". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  11. ^ a b c "County, Henderson forge annexation deal". Las Vegas Sun. January 20, 1999. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  12. ^ a b Lisa Snedeker (June 22, 1999). "Enterprise Township at center of expansion". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  13. ^ "Enterprise Area Command". Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Who's My Legislator / What's My District". mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  15. ^ "Cities & Places in Nevada".
  16. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2010)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  17. ^ "United States Census Bureau. Enterprise CDP, Nevada". Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  18. ^ "Enterprise Demographics & Statistics — Employment, Education, Income Averages in Enterprise — Point2 Homes". www.point2homes.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  19. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Enterprise CDP, Nevada; UNITED STATES". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  20. ^ "Enterprise Demographics & Statistics — Employment, Education, Income Averages in Enterprise — Point2 Homes". www.point2homes.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  21. ^ [1] Archived 2018-02-21 at the Wayback Machine Southern Highlands Neighborhood Information
  22. ^ "Contact Us." Allegiant Air. Retrieved on January 2, 2011. " Allegiant Training Center 5475 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118 "
  23. ^ "SWITCH DATA CENTER". baxtel.com. n.d. Retrieved April 5, 2020. Headquarters: 7135 South Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118
  24. ^ "Enterprise, NV". Data USA. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  25. ^ "Zoning Information | Clark County School District". Clark County School District. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  26. ^ "Nevada Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Contact Us". lvccld.org. n.d. Retrieved April 5, 2020.

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