- Spring Valley, Nevada
official_name = Spring Valley, Nevada
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Spring Valley in Clark County,
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 86.4
area_land_km2 = 86.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 33.4
area_land_sq_mi = 33.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 117390
population_density_sq_mi = 3519.4
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 36 |latm = 6 |lats = 45 |latNS = N
longd = 115 |longm = 15 |longs = 1 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 721
elevation_ft = 2365
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 32-68585
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1867350
Spring Valley is a
census-designated place(CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United Stateslocated two miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. The population was 117,390 at the 2000 census.
Pardee Homes began developing a master-planned housing community called Spring Valley southwest of Las Vegas in the mid-1970s. By 1981, residents grouped together to solicit the Clark County Commission to create an unincorporated town, which it did that May. The town originally encompassed just one square mile – it now occupies much of the southwest quarter of the Las Vegas Valley.
The predominant boundaries of Spring Valley are
Sahara Avenueon the north, Decatur Boulevardon the east, Warm Springs Roadon the south and Hualapai Wayon the west.
The area mostly consists of housing subdivisions, with strip malls lining the large boulevards that connect suburban Las Vegas to the Strip. The northern part of Spring Valley includes areas of rural-estate zoning, with large parcels of land on 1/64 square mile blocks. The southern part of Spring Valley, is quickly developing – just 15 years ago, very little south of Tropicana Avenue was developed within Spring Valley.
A large park,
Desert Breeze Park, is located in the north-central part of the town.
Its municipal government is the
Clark County Commission, which has seven members from across Southern Nevada (and none of who reside in Spring Valley, as of 2006). A five-member Town Advisory Boardoffers advisory opinions on zoning and business matters to the commission, but the commission is not obligated to respond or be held to those suggestions.
Spring Valley is the home of tennis legends
Andre Agassiand Steffi Graf, as well as Sacramento Kingsowners George and Gavin Maloof. The Sultan of Bruneiused to keep a residence there, and Carrot Tophas his Las Vegas residence in the area. Nascardrivers Kurt Buschand Kyle Buschwent to high school in Spring Valley, along with actress Cerina Vincentand BMX celebrity T.J. Lavin.
Spring Valley is located at coor dms|36|6|45|N|115|15|1|W|city (36.112520, -115.250198)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 33.4 square miles (86.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 117,390 people, 47,964 households, and 29,929 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 3,519.4 people per square mile (1,358.6/km²). There were 52,870 housing units at an average density of 1,585.0/sq mi (611.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.60% White, 5.29% African American, 0.60% Native American, 11.21% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 5.14% from other races, and 4.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.77% of the population.
There were 47,964 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,563, and the median income for a family was $55,021. Males had a median income of $37,068 versus $28,288 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $26,321. About 4.8% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/gisplot_pdfs/cp/spvplu.pdf The Spring Valley land-use plan, which includes information on its boundaries]
* [http://www.co.clark.nv.us/administrative_services/Town_Services/SpringValleyTABindex.htm Spring Valley Town Advisory Board Homepage]
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