Enterprise, Nevada

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Enterprise, Nevada
Unincorporated township
Enterprise as seen from the foothills of neighboring Southern Highlands
Enterprise as seen from the foothills of neighboring Southern Highlands
Location of Enterprise in Clark County, Nevada
Location of Enterprise in Clark County, Nevada
Coordinates: 36°1′53″N 115°11′53″W / 36.03139°N 115.19806°W / 36.03139; -115.19806Coordinates: 36°1′53″N 115°11′53″W / 36.03139°N 115.19806°W / 36.03139; -115.19806
Country United States
State Nevada
County Clark
 • Total 46.51 sq mi (120.5 km2)
 • Land 46.51 sq mi (120.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,552 ft (778 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 108,481
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-23770
GNIS feature ID 1867345
Website Enterprise Town Advisory Board

Enterprise is an affluent unincorporated township and census-designated place. It is part of Las Vegas Township in Clark County, Nevada, United States, south of Las Vegas, the population was 108,481 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 14,676 at the 2000 census.[2] As an unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission with input from the Enterprise Town Advisory Board. Enterprise was formed in December 1996.[3]


The first inhabitants of what is now Enterprise would have been the Paiute Indians, who were spread across the Las Vegas Valley; in the early 1900s, the railroad town of Arden was formed for miners who worked at the nearby gypsum mines just west of the area.[4] The oldest structure in the area is a water tower, which was built in 1926.[5]

The earliest reference to the area as "Enterprise" dates back to at least 1940 as being part of the Enterprise School District, years before all school districts in Clark County were merged into one.[6]

On April 29, 1958, United Airlines Flight 736 and an Air Force jet collided into each other, causing 49 fatalities.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place (CDP) of Enterprise (which may not coincide exactly with the town boundaries) has a total area of 46.51 square miles (120.5 km2). Enterprise is the location of the Mountain's Edge planned community.


Federally, all of Enterprise falls within Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, which is represented by Jacky Rosen, a Democrat. Several State Senators represent parts of the area, including Republicans Becky Harris (District 9) and Michael Roberson (District 21), and Democrat Aaron Ford (District 11). Significant portions of Enterprise are represented in the Assembly by Democrats Jason Frierson (District 8), Justin Watkins (District 35) and Sandra Jauregui (District 41).[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 14,676
2010 108,481 639.2%

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 108,481 people, 44,872 households residing in the CDP, the population density was 2,332.3 people per square mile (900.5/km²). There were 49,563 housing units, the racial makeup of the CDP was 56.3% White, 8.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 21.2% Asian, 0.9% Pacific Islander, 6.8% from other races, and 6.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.3%. Non-Hispanic Whites were 48.1%.

There were 44,872 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the CDP, the age distribution was 24.4% under the age of 18 and 6.2% was 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years.

The Median household income in Enterprise is $69,572 (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016[10]

The affluent Southern Highlands area, south of Enterprise, has an average household income of $100,207 and an average household net worth of $579,866.[11]


Allegiant Air has its corporate headquarters in Enterprise.[12][13] The Silverton and the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa are the only casino resorts located in Enterprise. Town Square Las Vegas, previously the location of the Vacation Village hotel and casino, is another major attraction that falls within the boundaries. The economy of Enterprise, NV employs 66,636 people, the economy of Enterprise, NV is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Accommodation & Food Service; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 5.14; 2.95; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Enterprise, NV are Accommodation & Food Service(15,756), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (7,782), and Retail trade (7,486), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises($193,833), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction($78,750), and Utilities ($67,273).[14]


The Clark County School District serves Enterprise. There are also several private schools in the area.[15]

  • Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School
  • Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School
  • Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School
  • Beverly S. Mathis Elementary School
  • Carolyn S. Reedom Elementary School
  • William V. Wright Elementary School
  • Mark L. Fine Elementary School
  • Tony Alamo Elementary School
  • Judith D. Steele Elementary School
  • Wayne N. Tanaka Elementary School
  • Robert L. Forbuss Elementary School
  • Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School
  • Lawrence and Heidi Cannarelli Middle School
  • Wilbur and Theresa Faiss Middle School
  • Desert Oasis High School
  • Sierra Vista High School
  • Southern Highlands Preparatory School
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Don and Dee Snyder Elementary School
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School

Notable people[edit]

This is an incomplete list of notable residents in the Enterprise area.


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Enterprise CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Steve Kanigher (July 18, 2003). "Las Vegas: Bright lights, but not a big city". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Arden Plaster Mine, NV". silverstateghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Arden Water Tower- Las Vegas - Water Towers on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  6. ^ "UNLV Libraries Digital Collections: Map of Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada, October 1, 1940". digital.library.unlv.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Who's My Legislator / What's My District". mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  8. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2010)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. Enterprise CDP, Nevada
  10. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Enterprise CDP, Nevada; UNITED STATES". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  11. ^ [1] Southern Highlands Neighborhood Information
  12. ^ "Contact Us." Allegiant Air. Retrieved on January 2, 2011. "Allegiant Travel Company 8360 S. Durango Drive Las Vegas, NV 89113"
  13. ^ "Enterprise CDP, Nevada." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 2, 2011.
  14. ^ "Enterprise, NV". Data USA. Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  15. ^ "Zoning Information | Clark County School District". Clark County School District. Retrieved 2018-04-01. 

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