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The City of Alamogordo had a population of 31,395 as of July 1, 2022. 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 32.8995 and longitude -105.9603 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alamogordo 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alamogordo: Alamo Gordo.

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Alamogordo, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 31,395 (100%)
Population in Households 30,936 (98.5%)
Population in Families 24,074 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 459 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,468
Diversity Index2 76


Median Household Income $44,902
Average Household Income $62,374
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $26,909
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,181 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,350 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,694 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $141,411
Average Home Value $161,577
Housing Affordability Index3 152


Total Households 13,531
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 8,373
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.71% 0.21%
Households 0.51% 0.24%
Families   0.15%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
Owner Occupied HU   0.52%

Alamogordo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamogordo to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 24 96th
Median Household Income # 289 45th
Housing Affordability Index # 347 66th
Per Capita Income # 238 55th
Diversity Index # 237 55th

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