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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Amargosa Valley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 59.18% of the Amargosa Valley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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%).
Another important characteristic of Amargosa Valley is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in 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.
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.
The percentage of people in Amargosa Valley with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.01% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or 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.