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Las Vegas is a city in San Miguel County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "the meadows"

The latitude of Las Vegas is 35.593N. The longitude is -105.223W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,424 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,194.


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Median household income
Local
$24,214
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Las Vegas demographic reports
Las Vegas is on the Gallinas River
Once infamous as a haven for bandits

It was here, in 1846, that Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny proclaimed New Mexico part of the United States

Tom Mix established a film company here

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 185. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 12.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Wyatt Earp"
· 2000 movie, "All the Pretty Horses"
Nearby parks & recreation: Storrie Lake State Park, El Porvenir Canyon, Gallinas Canyon, McAllister Lake
Wildlife: The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for more than 270 species of birds

Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Riders Memorial Collection
Colleges and universities: New Mexico Highlands University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Las Vegas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Miguel County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Las Vegas residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Las Vegas ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Las Vegas was $12,619, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Las Vegas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Las Vegas include Bridge Street Historic District, Distrito de las Escuelas, Douglas-Sixth Street Historic District, Las Vegas Plaza, Library Park Historic District, Lincoln Park Historic District, North New Town Historic District, Old Town Residential Historic District, Railroad Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Las Vegas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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Libraries in Las Vegas include Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Las Vegas include Las Vegas Optic

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Politics

San Miguel County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Las Vegas political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Las Vegas workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Las Vegas between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Las Vegas include Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Plaza Hotel Las Vegas, Super 8.

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