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About Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas NevadaLas Vegas (often abbreviated simply as "Vegas") is the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally known vacation, shopping, entertainment, and gambling destination.  It was established in 1905 and officially became a city in 1911.  It was the largest U.S. city founded in the 20th century.

Las Vegas is home to Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district, which currently handles more than 280,000 students. (Get school information for Clark County)

The name Las Vegas is often applied to the unincorporated areas of Clark County that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip.  This 4 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is mostly outside the Las Vegas city limits, in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.

The center of gambling in the United States, Las Vegas is marketed as The Entertainment Capital of the World and is famous for its massive, lavish casino resorts.  The city's glamorous image has made it a popular setting for films and television programs.

Las Vegas started as a stopover on the pioneer trails to the west and became a popularThe Hoover Dam railroad town in the early 1900s.  It was a staging point for all the mines in the surrounding area, especially those around the town of Bullfrog, that shipped their goods out to the rest of the country.  With the growth of the railroads, Las Vegas became less important, but the completion of the nearby Hoover Dam resulted in substantial growth in tourism, which, along with the legalization of gambling, led to the advent of the casino-hotels for which Las Vegas is famous.

The constant stream of tourist dollars from the hotels and casinos was augmented by a new source of federal money.  This money came from the establishment of what is now Nellis Air Force Base.  The influx of military personnel and casino job-hunters helped start a land building boom which still goes on today.

The McCarran International Airport provides commercial flights into the Las Vegas valley. The airport also serves private aircraft, domestic and international passenger flights, and freight/cargo flights.  Although general aviation traffic flies into McCarran International, other airstrips are available.

Constant population growth means the housing construction industry is vitally important.  In 2000 more than 21,000 new homes and 26,000 resale homes were purchased; more than one third of Las Vegas homes are only five years old or less.  In early 2005 there were 20 residential development projects of more than 300 acres each currently underway.

Las Vegas GolfThe median income for a household in the city was $44,069, and the median income for a family was $50,465.  Males had a median income of $35,511 versus $27,554 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,060.  About 8.6% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2006 census estimate, the Las Vegas metropolitan area contained over 1.7 million residents, and contains the largest ethnic Hawaiian community outside of Hawaii.

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