Here’s where Las Vegas’ non-native residents come from

It’s safe to say you can never assume someone in Las Vegas has a 702 area code, with so many people moving into the city without changing their phone numbers.

Spokeo, a search engine focused on finding people, looked at out-of-state area codes in different U.S. cities (including Las Vegas and Henderson) to get a good idea of where cities’ transplants are coming from. Of course, it doesn’t take into account the people who change their number when they get to a new city, but it gives a good look at overall trends.

What’s interesting about Las Vegas’ data is the difference between states’ overall representation and that of individual cities. California isn’t first, surprisingly:

  • Hawaii: 8 percent
  • Utah: 7.8 percent
  • Arizona: 7.6 percent
  • California: 6.7 percent
  • Colorado: 6.4 percent

Despite coming in fourth, California has the largest amount of cities that send people to Las Vegas. The top eight cities whose area codes show up in Las Vegas are all in California, with Los Angeles at the top of the list. (See below for the top 20 cities.)

Henderson’s data is similar, but not identical:

  • Utah: 10 percent
  • Arizona: 8 percent
  • Hawaii: 7.1 percent
  • Colorado: 6.8 percent
  • California: 6.4 percent

Did you move here from out of state? Check out 10 things that happen when you move to Las Vegas.

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