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.

Amargosa Valley is a blue-collar town, with 49.39% 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 (27.20%), office and administrative support (18.54%), and food service (11.95%).

In addition, many people in Amargosa Valley have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.

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.

Despite the fact that it is a small town, Amargosa Valley has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.

In Amargosa Valley, just 9.72% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Amargosa Valley in 2010 was $21,468, 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 $85,872 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 53.93% 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 English, Italian, Irish, German, and Norwegian.

In addition, Amargosa Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.23%).

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


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