Amargosa Valley is a very small town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 2,405 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amargosa Valley is the 29th largest community in Nevada.
Amargosa Valley is a blue-collar town, with 40.58% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Amargosa Valley is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Amargosa Valley who work in office and administrative support (16.60%), farm management occupations (16.60%), and maintenance occupations (9.70%).
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.
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.
One of the benefits of Amargosa Valley is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.
In Amargosa Valley, just 9.69% 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 $21,153, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,612 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 42.49% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amargosa Valley include German, English, French , and Italian.
Amargosa Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.60%.
The most common language spoken in Amargosa Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.