2021 marks the 75th anniversary of North Las Vegas incorporating as a city.
On May 1, 1946, the town of North Las Vegas became the city of North Las Vegas. The history of North Las Vegas is replete with numerous attempts by Las Vegas to annex the town, and it’s easy to understand why. The ninety-seven square miles of North Las Vegas is geographically the northeast quarter of metro Las Vegas.
Originally named Vegas Verde (Spanish for Green Meadows), it was renamed North Las Vegas in 1932. The incorporation of North Las Vegas in 1946 halted any further efforts of annexation by Las Vegas.
With a population of only 3,000 in 1946, North Las Vegas is now the 4th largest city in Nevada and home to over 250,000 residents, having grown 113.5% since 2000.
In 2020, North Las Vegas had the most new home sales in southern Nevada.