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.

Pahrump is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pahrump is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pahrump who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), sales jobs (12.64%), and food service (9.44%).

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Pahrump rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.38% of adults 25 and older in Pahrump have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Pahrump in 2010 was $22,857, 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 $91,428 for a family of four. However, Pahrump contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pahrump is a somewhat 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 13.64% 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.