Amargosa Valley, NV

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Living in Amargosa Valley

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.

Amargosa Valley is a blue-collar town, with 56.97% 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 (26.48%), food service (11.58%), and sales jobs (10.64%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Amargosa Valley spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small town, Amargosa Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Amargosa Valley's cultural character, accounting for 23.59% of the town’s population.

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

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