Whitney (formerly East Las Vegas) is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 38,585 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place (CDP) of Whitney (which may not coincide exactly with the town boundaries) has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.5 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,273 people, 7,090 households, and 4,502 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,438.9 people per square mile (942.0/km²). There were 7,849 housing units at an average density of 1,047.6 per square mile (404.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.29% of the population.
There were 7,090 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the CDP, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,536, and the median income for a family was $41,504. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $23,988 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,969. About 8.2% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.