Amargosa Valley is a very small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 2,458 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amargosa Valley is the 29th largest community in Nevada.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Amargosa Valley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 54.42% of the Amargosa Valley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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.
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.
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.
The percentage of people in Amargosa Valley with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.50% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or 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 English, Italian, German, and Norwegian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Amargosa Valley's cultural character, accounting for 28.03% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Amargosa Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.