Whitney (formerly East Las Vegas) is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 18,273. An unincorporated township, it is governed by the Clark County Commission.
Whitney is located at 36°5'47" North, 115°2'39" West (36.096474, -115.044287).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.4 km2 (7.5 mi2). 19.4 km2 (7.5 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 18,273 people, 7,090 households, and 4,502 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 942.0/km2 (2,438.9/mi2). There are 7,849 housing units at an average density of 404.6/km2 (1,047.6/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP is 72.24% White, 6.82% African American, 1.11% Native American, 3.81% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 11.04% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. 25.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,090 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% are non-families. 27.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $36,536, and the median income for a family is $41,504. Males have a median income of $30,833 versus $23,988 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $16,969. 9.7% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.