Amargosa Valley, NV
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Amargosa Valley is a very small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 2,502 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. 54.42% 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 sales and office workers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Amargosa Valley who work in farm management occupations (23.36%), office and administrative support (18.81%), and food service (10.23%).

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.

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 12.50% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Amargosa Valley in 2010 was $21,457, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,828 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 48.27% of the town’s residents. 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 (28.03%).

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


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