Amargosa Valley, NV
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Living in Amargosa Valley


Amargosa Valley is a very small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 2,634 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amargosa Valley is the 29th largest community in Nevada.

Amargosa Valley is a blue-collar town, with 56.97% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Amargosa Valley is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Amargosa Valley who work in farm management occupations (26.48%), food service (11.58%), and sales jobs (10.64%).

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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Amargosa Valley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Amargosa Valley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Amargosa Valley spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small town, Amargosa Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Amargosa Valley rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.10% of adults 25 and older in Amargosa Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Amargosa Valley in 2018 was $23,070, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,280 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, followed by Black or African-American. 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 47.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amargosa Valley include English, German, Italian, Irish, and Norwegian.

In addition, Amargosa Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.59%).

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


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