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.
When you are in Amargosa Valley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 56.97% 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, 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Amargosa Valley is worth considering.
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 13.98 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small town, Amargosa Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Amargosa Valley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.10% of adults in Amargosa Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
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.