North Las Vegas, NV Senior Guide

The North Las Vegas, NV Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in North Las Vegas live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for North Las Vegas with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about North Las Vegas, NV seniors.

  • 7% of the population of North Las Vegas, NV are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 17% of those seniors living in North Las Vegas, NV are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 7% of North Las Vegas senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 22% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 21% of North Las Vegas, NV residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in North Las Vegas is $16,350/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a North Las Vegas senior is $41,004 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Nevada ranks 40th for Long Term Care and 43rd for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 2,721 working seniors in North Las Vegas Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 24% of the seniors in North Las Vegas are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (28%) working aged (65%) seniors (7%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in North Las Vegas, NV.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 2,659 seniors living alone in North Las Vegas. Of these, 62% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

68% of males 65 and older are married compared with 39% of females.
40% of females are widowed compared with 12% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 2% of North Las Vegas senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 11% of North Las Vegas senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

12% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Nevada

Care TypeNevada Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$750$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,506$1,492
Assisted Living$3,238$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$4,004$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$4,124$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$7,178$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$8,213$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Nevada with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Nevada Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Nevada's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionNevada 2011 RankNevada 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#43#32
Choice of Setting & Provider#38#40
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#38#40
Support for Family Caregivers#8#24
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#32
Overall Rank#40#40

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Nevada

Click here for an expanded view of Nevada's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Nevada 2013 Rank Nevada 2015 Rank
Overall #41 #43
All Determinants #45 #48
Behaviors #39 #50
Smoking #50 #50
Chronic Drinking #37 #50
Obesity #2 #9
Underweight #46 #49
Physical Inactivity #17 #34
Dental Visit #41 #26
Pain Management #9 #47
Education #24 #26
Community #48 #41
Community & Environment - Macro #45 #39
Poverty #22 #29
Volunteerism #49 #47
Nursing Home Quality #42 #32
Community & Environment - Micro #43 #42
Food Insecurity #40 #42
Community Support #50 #49
Policy #30 #27
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #18 #18
Prescription Drug Coverage #27 #27
Geriatrician Shortfall #38 #39
Clinical Care #47 #48
Dedicated Health Care Provider #48 #45
Flu Vaccine #49 #50
Health Screenings #49 #35
Recommended Hospital Care #31 #37
Diabetes Management #35 #34
Home Health Care #24 #35
Preventable Hospitalizations #16 #16
Hospital Readmissions #43 #38
Hospice Care #16 #25
Hospital Deaths #24 #36
All Outcomes #36 #31
ICU Use #47 #48
Falls #25 #7
Hip Fracture #33 #34
Health Status #28 #8
Able-bodied #11 #24
Premature Death #36 #36
Teeth Extractions #26 #18
Poor Mental Health Days #48 #27
Multiple Chronic Conditions #17 #14
Cognition #13 #14
Depression #13 #32

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our North Las Vegas, NV financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in North Las Vegas is $41,004 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

38% of senior households in North Las Vegas earn less than $30,000 per year, while 8% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in North Las Vegas is $16,350 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in North Las Vegas is $21,773 Source: Census.gov ACS
17% of seniors in North Las Vegas, NV are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

20% of North Las Vegas seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

74% of seniors living in North Las Vegas speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
5% of the seniors in North Las Vegas are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

66% of senior homeowners in North Las Vegas have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    3416 Goni Road
    Carson City, NV 89706
    Eddie Ableser- Administrator
    (775) 687-4210
    adsd@adsd.nv.gov
    Website
    8:00 am -5:00 pm Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division, Carson City Regional Office

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    3416 Goni Road
    Carson City, NV 89706
  • ADRC-D link NNCIL Sparks Nevada

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    999 Pyramid Way
    Sparks, NV 89431
    Lisa Erquiaga
    (775) 353-3599
    8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Reggie Bennett
    (702) 333-1038
    Website
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) - Las Vegas

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
  • Nevada Senior Services

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    901 N. Jones Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89108
  • Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division -Las Vegas Regional Office

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    1820 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 205
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    kalopan@adsd.nv.gov
    Website
    8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    1820 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 250
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (702) 486-3478
    Website
    8:30 am to 4 pm, Pacific Time, Monday t0 Friday
  • Nevada Division for Aging Services- Las Vegas Regional Office

    Services Provided: Information and Assistance
    1860 East Sahara Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    Carol Sala- Administrator
    (702) 486-3545
    adsd@adsd.nv.gov
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time Monday to Friday
  • Nevada Adult Protective Services (APS) and Elder Abuse Hotline

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.