Los Alamos, NM 87544 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87544: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bandelier National Monument, NM 87544

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 764
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,418
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 590
  • County: Los Alamos County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.867, Longitude -106.266
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Los Alamos, NM 87544 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,711
Population in Households 17,617
Population in Familes 14,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 161
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 7,651
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 5,115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,721 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,930 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 703 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $293,304
Average Home Value $327,810


Median Household Income $107,785
Average Household Income $129,204
Per Capita Income $55,849
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.42%
Households -0.03% -0.3%
Families -0.26% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Los Alamos, NM 87544 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87544 to the other 329 ZIP Codes 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 # 42 88th
Population Density1 # 61 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 280 15th
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

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