Pahrump, a small city in Nevada, has a population of slightly less than 36,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (31%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just under 49, the city's population skews older than most cities in Nevada. Most Pahrump residents own their homes, and 28% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $875 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Nevada. Over the course of a year, renters in Pahrump will save around $2,600 compared to the state average.
Six percent of the population in Pahrump works in entertainment, making it the most common industry. With an average annual income of almost $53K, Pahrump workers earn around $16,000 less than the average Nevada resident. Pahrump's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Pahrump has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Pahrump residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes, slower than the state average of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 27% of commuters, while public transportation is not used widely. Not many commuters walk to work.