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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.
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
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Las Vegas was $12,619, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Las Vegas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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
Median rent in Las Vegas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Libraries in Las Vegas include Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Las Vegas include Las Vegas Optic
San Miguel County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Las Vegas political report.
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.
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