Some of the growth could be attributed to Clark County attracting higher-wage jobs or people moving up the ladder in their careers, he said.
However, Bailey said that when the numbers are adjusted for inflation, today’s incomes don’t quite stack up against 2007’s peak incomes. Clark County’s median income then was $58,116, according to American Community Survey data, but that’s worth more than $64,275 is today.
Also, higher-income households represent a greater number of residents than they did in 2005, and that influences median incomes. In Clark County in 2005, about 10.7 percent of households earned at least $100,000. Last year, it was 28.9 percent.
The number of people who earn at least $200,000 more than tripled in Clark County between 2005 and 2015, to nearly 8,900 households.