Amargosa Valley, NV
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Amargosa Valley is a very small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 2,567 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amargosa Valley is the 29th largest community in Nevada.

When you are in Amargosa Valley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 59.18% of Amargosa Valley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Amargosa Valley is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amargosa Valley who work in farm management occupations (25.93%), office and administrative support (14.25%), and food service (11.81%).

Another important characteristic of Amargosa Valley is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

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.

In Amargosa Valley, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Amargosa Valley is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The rate of college-level education in Amargosa Valley is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.01% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Amargosa Valley in 2010 was $20,567, which is low income relative to Nevada, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,268 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Amargosa Valley, accounting for 52.24% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Amargosa Valley residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Amargosa Valley include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Norwegian.

In addition, Amargosa Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.81%).

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


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