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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 29,066 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alamogordo: Alamo Gordo.

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


Total Population 29,066
Daytime Population: Workers 14,520
Daytime Population: Residents 16,436
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,956
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 28,681
Population in Familes 22,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 385
Population Density2 1,356
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $44,685
Average Household Income $57,701
Per Capita Income $24,482


Total Housing Units 14,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,684 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,531 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,098 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $129,403
Average Home Value $159,945


Total Households 12,215
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 7,698
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 -0.62% -0.73%
Households -0.6% -0.79%
Families -0.72% -0.99%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 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 # 10 98th
Population Density # 31 93rd
Diversity Index # 162 63rd
Median Household Income # 145 67th
Per Capita Income # 137 69th

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