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 2017: $44,798 (it was $34,432 in 2000)
Amargosa Valley:

$44,798
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,148 (it was $19,789 in 2000)

Amargosa Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,448 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Amargosa Valley:

$142,448
NV:

$258,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Amargosa Valley: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Amargosa Valley, NV (2000)
    • 75364.0%White alone
    • 36030.6%Hispanic
    • 453.8%Two or more races
    • 80.7%American Indian alone
    • 80.7%Asian alone
    • 10.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

Races in Amargosa Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Amargosa Valley, Nevada as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amargosa Valley is 225 to 1.


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

1.1% ($817)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

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

Distribution of median household income in Amargosa Valley, NV in 2017
Amargosa Valley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Amargosa Valley, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (26.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.4%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (43.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.2%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (29.0%)
  • Educational services (21.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.3%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Amargosa Valley, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (12.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (22.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.9%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)

Average climate in Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amargosa Valley, Nevada average temperatures Amargosa Valley, Nevada average precipitation Amargosa Valley, Nevada humidity Amargosa Valley, Nevada wind speed Amargosa Valley, Nevada snowfall Amargosa Valley, Nevada sunshine Amargosa Valley, Nevada clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 47.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 (13).
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)

Public elementary/middle schools in Amargosa Valley:

See full list of schools located in Amargosa Valley

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)

Points of interest:

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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:

NORTHWEST ACADEMY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-23-2010 to SEP-23-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
LONGSTREET INN AND CASINO (Address: LONGSTREET INN AND CASINO , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
AREA 51 DEATH VALLEY TRAVEL CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
AMARGOSA VALLEY VFW POST 6826 (Address: AMARGOSA VALLEY VFW POST , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Amargosa Valley that have no violations reported:

  • AMARGOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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%

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.

For population 15 years and over in Amargosa Valley:

Marital status in Amargosa Valley, NV
  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8755
Evangelical Protestant3,88733
Other3,38310
Mainline Protestant4866
None30,315-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

9.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Nevada average:

6.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, NV  3.21% ($46,518 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.26% ($42,075)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.20% ($65,233)


7.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Nevada average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, NV  2.45% ($44,723 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.18% ($55,538)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($37,125)

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 Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Amargosa Valley)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 36.448056 Lon: -116.416167, Call Sign: WPYG461,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.937 MHz, 451.912 MHz, 451.862 MHz, 451.837 MHz, 451.937 MHz, 451.912 MHz, 451.862 MHz, 451.837 MHz, 43.4000 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/2003, Expiration Date: 08/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2013, Certifier: William Wahl, Registrant: Lhoist North America, 15333 N. Pima Rd, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Phone: (602) 321-6752, Fax: (602) 369-4220, Email:
  • 498 E Imvite Road (Lat: 36.448056 Lon: -116.416167), Call Sign: WQUB718,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.937 MHz, 451.912 MHz, 451.862 MHz, 451.837 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2014, Expiration Date: 05/29/2024, Certifier: Edward Barry, Registrant: Lhoist North America, 15333 N. Pima Rd, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Phone: (602) 321-6752, Fax: (602) 369-4220, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Amargosa Valley)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Amargosa Valley, NV
  • 45.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 11.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Amargosa Valley, NV
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 41.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Other fuel
  • 4.9%Wood


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.

Amargosa Valley on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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