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Alamogordo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Alamogordo is the 10th largest city in New Mexico with a population of 29,850 as of July 1, 2016. Alamogordo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alamogordo is located at latitude 32.8836 and longitude -105.9636 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alamogordo (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,340 feet.

The City of Alamogordo (GNIS ID: 2409672) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alamogordo is located within Alamogordo Division of Otero County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alamogordo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alamogordo: Alamo Gordo.

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Alamogordo, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,850
Population in Households 29,460
Population in Familes 23,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 390
Population Density1 1,393
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 12,636
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 8,002
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,748 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,889 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,737 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $131,666
Average Home Value $162,327


Median Household Income $45,177
Average Household Income $57,329
Per Capita Income $24,544
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.35%
Households -0.16% -0.3%
Families -0.22% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alamogordo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamogordo to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 29 94th
Diversity Index2 # 178 61st
Median Household Income # 142 68th
Per Capita Income # 120 73rd

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