Los Alamos County NM Information


Los Alamos County Subdivisions

Los Alamos County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,738
Daytime Population: Workers 17,257
Daytime Population: Residents 8,740
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,997
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 17,644
Population in Familes 14,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 163
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $108,383
Average Household Income $133,943
Per Capita Income $57,242


Total Housing Units 8,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,756 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,820 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 793 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $288,962
Average Home Value $324,027


Total Households 7,576
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 5,044
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.26%
Households -0.16% -0.25%
Families -0.42% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.89%


Los Alamos County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Alamos County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 22 36th
Population Density # 2 97th
Diversity Index # 32 6th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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