Amargosa Valley, NV
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Amargosa Valley is a very small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 2,405 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amargosa Valley is the 29th largest community in Nevada.

Amargosa Valley is a blue-collar town, with 40.58% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Amargosa Valley is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Amargosa Valley who work in office and administrative support (16.60%), farm management occupations (16.60%), and maintenance occupations (9.70%).

You will also find that a lot of people in Amargosa Valley work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Amargosa Valley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Amargosa Valley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Amargosa Valley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Amargosa Valley may be for you.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.04 minutes getting to work every day.

Even though Amargosa Valley is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In Amargosa Valley, just 9.69% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Amargosa Valley in 2010 was $21,153, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,612 for a family of four. However, Amargosa Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Amargosa Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Amargosa Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amargosa Valley residents report their race to be White. Amargosa Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.49% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amargosa Valley include German, English, French , and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Amargosa Valley's cultural character, accounting for 25.60% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Amargosa Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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