Pahrump is a medium-sized town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 35,061 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Pahrump is the seventh largest community in Nevada.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pahrump is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pahrump is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pahrump who work in office and administrative support (13.49%), sales jobs (12.49%), and food service (7.23%).
Also of interest is that Pahrump has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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, Pahrump is worth considering.
In Pahrump, just 11.71% 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 Pahrump in 2010 was $22,887, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,548 for a family of four. However, Pahrump contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pahrump is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pahrump home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pahrump residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pahrump also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.35% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pahrump include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Pahrump is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.