Living in Los Alamos, NM

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Los Alamos SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
10
Commute
9.5

Los Alamos, NM Crime Report

134
Total Crimes
709.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-72.37%
Below National Average

Los Alamos, NM Cost Of Living

105
Los Alamos's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Los Alamos, New Mexico Info Snack

Los Alamos (Spanish: Los Álamos, meaning "The Cottonwoods" or "The Poplars") is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. It is the county seat and one of two population centers in the county known as census-designated places (CDPs); the other is White Rock.
Population
12,373
Unemployment
2.6%
Poverty
6.6%
Median Home
$295,600
Median Income
$106,288
Median Rent
$1,007

Los Alamos, NM Photos

Rankings for Los Alamos in New Mexico

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1

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Population 5,809

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5

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Population 2,959

6

Bernalillo, NM
Population 9,315

7

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Population 2,194

8

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Population 2,459

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Population 3,526

Map Of Los Alamos, NM

Population over time in Los Alamos

Year Population % Change
2017 12,373 2.8%
2016 12,035 2.6%
2015 11,733 -0.7%
2014 11,815 -0.2%
2013 11,843 -1.9%
2012 12,068 0.4%
2011 12,014 -0.5%
2010 12,080 0.4%
2009 12,030 -
Crime/100k Los Alamos NM USA
Violent Crime 127.1 856.6 368.9
Murder 0.0 8.0 5.0
Robbery 0.0 135.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 100.6 648.9 246.8
Property Crime 582.5 3419.7 2199.5
Burglary 105.9 767.8 376.0
Larceny 466.0 2166.1 1594.6
Car Theft 10.6 485.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Los Alamos

White
69.5% (8,605)
African American
0.3% (36)
American Indian
0.6% (74)
Asian
7.4% (913)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (9)
Two Or More
3.7% (453)
Hispanic
18.5% (2,283)
Race Los Alamos NM USA
White 69.5% 37.7% 61.1%
African American 0.3% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.6% 8.8% 0.7%
Asian 7.4% 1.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.7% 1.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 18.5% 48.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Los Alamos, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
4.9% (60,094)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.4% (30,280)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.4% (42,625)
$25,000 to $34,999
3.5% (43,557)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.0% (74,536)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.9% (135,329)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.2% (187,504)
$100,000 to $149,999
23.1% (285,333)
$150,000 to $199,999
14.8% (182,613)
$200,000 or more
15.8% (195,424)
Income Los Alamos NM USA
Less than $10,000 4.9% 9.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.4% 6.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.4% 12.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 3.5% 10.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.0% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.9% 17.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.2% 11.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 23.1% 11.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 14.8% 4.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 15.8% 3.7% 7.0%

Gender in Los Alamos

Female
48.7% (6,028)
Male
51.3% (6,345)
Gender Los Alamos NM USA
Female 48.7% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 51.3% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Los Alamos for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (247)
High School / GED
10.0% (1,237)
Some College
12.0% (1,484)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (989)
Bachelor's Degree
27.0% (3,340)
Master's Degree
19.0% (2,350)
Professional Degree
1.0% (123)
Doctorate Degree
21.0% (2,598)
Education Los Alamos NM USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 7.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 10.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 15.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 19.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 21.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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