Los Alamos, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Los Alamos, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Los Alamos Census Designated Place had a population of 11,793 as of July 1, 2017. Los Alamos ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Los Alamos is located at latitude 35.8939 and longitude -106.2899 in Los Alamos County. The formal boundaries for the Los Alamos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Alamos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,211 feet.

The Los Alamos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408132) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Los Alamos Census Designated Place is located within Los Alamos Division of Los Alamos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Los Alamos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 11,793
Daytime Population: Workers 6,171
Daytime Population: Residents 5,593
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,764
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 11,699
Population in Familes 9,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 1,058
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $105,155
Average Household Income $125,356
Per Capita Income $55,019


Total Housing Units 5,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,605 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,586 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 685 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $293,887
Average Home Value $330,214


Total Households 5,191
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 3,239
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 -0.26% -0.33%
Households -0.26% -0.32%
Families -0.53% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Los Alamos, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Alamos to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 21 95th
Population Density # 44 90th
Diversity Index # 346 22nd
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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