Pahrump, NV
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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, Pahrump isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pahrump are a mix 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 (13.58%), sales jobs (13.50%), and food service (8.02%).

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.

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, Pahrump has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pahrump a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The citizens of Pahrump are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.39% of adults in Pahrump have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Pahrump in 2010 was $22,301, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,204 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 13.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pahrump include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Pahrump is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.