Pahrump, NV
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Living in Pahrump


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 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 (10.59%), sales jobs (9.60%), and food service (7.94%).

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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pahrump has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pahrump has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pahrump than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pahrump may be for you.

In Pahrump, just 10.71% 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 2018 was $24,882, 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 $99,528 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 Asian. Pahrump also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pahrump include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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