Amargosa Valley, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 1,574.
Males: 800  (50.9%)
Females: 774  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Nevada median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 89020

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,429 (it was $34,432 in 2000)
Amargosa Valley:

$34,429
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,850 (it was $19,789 in 2000)

Amargosa Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,545 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Amargosa Valley:

$74,545
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $167,982; Detached houses: $124,928; Mobile homes: $173,734
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Amargosa Valley races chart
  • White alone - 753 (64.0%)
  • Hispanic - 360 (30.6%)
  • Two or more races - 45 (3.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.09%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amargosa Valley: 139.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2655 feet

Land area: 527.8 square miles.

Population density: 3.0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Amargosa Valley, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Amargosa Valley:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amargosa Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 15.5%



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Amargosa Valley, Nevada as of January 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Amargosa Valley to the number of sex offenders is 525 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Amargosa Valley CCD:  1.1% ($817)
Nevada:  0.9% ($1,187)
Amargosa Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Vegas, NV (73.8 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (201.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Furnace Creek, CA (4.7 miles) , Crystal, NV (5.4 miles ), Beatty, NV (5.4 miles ), Pahrump, NV (5.9 miles ), Death Valley, CA (6.2 miles ), Shoshone, CA (6.5 miles) , Indian Springs, NV (6.7 miles ), Tecopa, CA (7.1 miles) .

Latitude: 36.54 N, Longitude: 116.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

Amargosa Valley household income distribution Amargosa Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.0%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (22%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Work and jobs in Amargosa Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Amargosa Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nevada state average. It is 793% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from Amargosa Valley center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 162.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 279.2 miles away from Amargosa Valley center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nye County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amargosa Valley:

  • College of Southern Nevada (about 75 miles; Las Vegas, NV; Full-time enrollment: 18,996)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 81 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • Nevada State College (about 94 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 95 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • Barstow Community College (about 120 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Porterville College (about 146 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Victor Valley College (about 151 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)

Library in Amargosa Valley:

  • AMARGOSA VALLEY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $128,850; Location: 829 EAST FARM ROAD; 15,761 books; 163 audio materials; 1,899 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 55 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Amargosa Valley: Winters Ranch (A), Clay Camp (B), Winters Ranch (C), Peterson Ranch (D), T&T Ranch (E), Fox Ranch (F), Phillips Ranch (G), Bettles Ranch (H), Tubb Ranch (I), Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Office (J), Japanese Ranch (K), TT Ranch (L), Davis Ranch (M), Ash Meadows Rancho (N), Amargosa Valley Fire Department (O), Amargosa Volunteer Ambulance Service (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Lake Number One (A), Crystal Reservoir (B), Peterson Reservoir (C), Horseshoe Reservoir (D), Crystal Marsh (E), Carson Marsh (F), Horseshoe Marsh (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rock Valley Wash (A), Windy Wash (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Amargosa Valley: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Nye County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amargosa Valley and their reported violations in the past:

FORT AMARGOSA RV PARK (Address: AMARGOSA VALLEY CORP , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
AMARGOSA VALLEY VFW POST 6826 (Address: AMARGOSA VALLEY VFW POST , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.7%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.8%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.9%
Whole state:

4.9%

Amargosa Valley compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Amargosa Valley (2011 data):

  • American First National Bank: Amargosa Valley Branch at 1600 S. State Hwy 373, branch established on 2007/07/25. Info updated 2011/10/03: Bank assets: $868.9 mil, Deposits: $712.7 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Afnb Holdings, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amargosa Valley CCD (based on Nye County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.01%
Here: 21.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents32.3%28.7%17.7%6.5%4.7%
Congregations12.2%14.6%17.1%9.8%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%1.1%1.1%3.4%
Congregations4.9%2.4%2.4%7.3%24.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Nye County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Nye County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Nye County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Nye County:

31.2%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

3.8%
State:

13.2%

15.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200547,188 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.30%
Nevada average:

9.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clark County, NV  6.74% ($51,571 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.61% ($44,191)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.34% ($46,245)


10.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200638,308 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.05%
Nevada average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clark County, NV  2.89% ($36,020 average AGI)
to Elko County, NV  0.27% ($55,757)
to Washoe County, NV  0.26% ($40,306)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amargosa Valley:

  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KSFN (1140 AM; 10 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amargosa Valley:

  • KPKK (101.1 FM; AMARGOSA VALLEY, NV; Owner: SKY MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KQMR (99.3 FM; INDIAN SPRINGS, NV; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KQOL-FM (93.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXTE (107.5 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMP (92.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLUC-FM (98.5 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K211DC (90.1 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Amargosa Valley)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 36.448056 Lon: -116.416167, Call Sign: WPYG461
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.4000 MHz, 451.937 MHz, 451.912 MHz, 451.862 MHz, 451.837 MHz, 451.937 MHz, 451.912 MHz, 451.862 MHz, 451.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2003, Expiration Date: 08/06/2013, Certifier: Glenn H Kennedy
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Skull, Skull Mtn (Lat: 36.777444 Lon: -116.174194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQKM618
    Assigned Frequencies: 11633.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2009, Expiration Date: 07/15/2019, Certifier: Patrick M Sheehan
    Registrant: State Of Nevada, Enterprise It Services, 100 N. Stewart Street, Suite 100, Carson City, NV 89701, Phone: (775) 684-6854, Fax: (775) 684-4324, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amargosa Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12083 , Serial Number: 17261798, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Richard D Stampfler, Hc 69 Box 1003, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 337 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2262X , Serial Number: 337-0162, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Richard D Stampfler, Hc 69 Box 1003, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9083W , Serial Number: 28-10686, Year manufactured: 1965
    Registrant (Individual): Earl R Griffin, Po Box 97, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020

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