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.
Amargosa Valley is a blue-collar town, with 59.18% 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, 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%).
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.
Despite being a small town, Amargosa Valley has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The rate of college-level education in Amargosa Valley is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.01% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
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.