When you start planning that trip there are always little things you might need to know. The information should help you with some of the questions you have about Las Vegas.
How many people live in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas has consistently seen growth in its population over the last 15 years and is growing, currently 2.1 million people make Las Vegas their home. That number actually includes all of Clark County.
The city of Las Vegas has a population of 628,711. That is a big disparity between what the city that is famous has versus the surrounding area has. The truth is the Las Vegas strip is simply one street in what has now become a very large city.
Some surrounding neighborhoods of Las Vegas include Paradise, Henderson, Spring Valley, Summerlin and North Las Vegas and you'll here these names when people are talking about local attractions and restaurants. The valley is actually not a very big place but you will get caught in traffic if you decide to venture off of the Las Vegas strip during rush hour. One plus of driving off of the strip is that you will be able to recognize some of the main arteries for traffic in names like Flamingo Blvd. and the Desert Inn rd. when roaming the local neighborhoods. See the numbers
What does that mean for you the visitor? Actually, it means that you might run into some traffic jams if you decide to drive and you might find that the areas outside the strip do not seems as safe as you’d like them to be.
All things considered the amount of people living in Las Vegas should not hamper you’re ability to have a good time.
You should know that freeways in and around the Las Vegas strip are prone to traffic because people actually live outside of hotels and casinos. The growth in population also means that the local food scene is growing, the arts are getting more attention and neighborhoods are flourishing.