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. 59.18% 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, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amargosa Valley who work in farm management occupations (25.93%), office and administrative support (14.25%), and food service (11.81%).

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.

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.

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 10.01% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Amargosa Valley in 2010 was $20,567, 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 $82,268 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 52.24% 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 Irish, English, Italian, German, and Norwegian.

In addition, Amargosa Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.81%).

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


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