Alamogordo, NM

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2020 Population
31,635
0.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.2
5.23% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.9%
14.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,786
8.49% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$125,400
10.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
12,562
2.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Alamogordo, NM had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $45,786. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Alamogordo, NM grew from 31,384 to 31,635, a 0.8% increase and its median household income grew from $42,204 to $45,786, a 8.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alamogordo, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.1%), White (Hispanic) (24.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.11%), Other (Hispanic) (4.56%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%).

None of the households in Alamogordo, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Alamogordo, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alamogordo, NM are Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus (332 degrees awarded in 2020) and New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (213 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Alamogordo, NM was $125,400, and the homeownership rate was 60%.

Most people in Alamogordo, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Alamogordo, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Alamogordo, NM is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.53% of Alamogordo, NM residents were born outside of the country (2.07k people).

In 2020, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Alamogordo, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.66k White (Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2020 Citizenship
96.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.8% of Alamogordo, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Alamogordo, NM was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alamogordo, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 906
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.66k ± 922
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 555
35%
Hispanic Population
11.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Alamogordo, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.66k White (Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35% of the people in Alamogordo, NM are hispanic (11.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    131,978 ± 8,634 people
  2. Philippines
    5,612 ± 1,837 people
  3. Germany
    4,972 ± 1,729 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 131,978 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,612 and Germany with 4,972.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.53%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.07k people
6.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.99k people

As of 2020, 6.53% of Alamogordo, NM residents (2.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alamogordo, NM was 6.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,875 ± 441
  2. Vietnam
    1,009 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    731 ± 165

Alamogordo, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alamogordo, NM employs 12.6k people. The largest industries in Alamogordo, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,039 people), Retail Trade (1,738 people), and Public Administration (1,686 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,344), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,479), and Utilities ($63,589).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,133. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.6k
2020 Value
± 1,017
−2.18%
1 Year decline
± 11.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alamogordo, NM declined at a rate of −2.18%, from 12.8k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alamogordo, NM, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,479 people), Management Occupations (1,336 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,254 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alamogordo, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.6k
2020 Value
± 1,017
−2.18%
1 Year decline
± 11.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alamogordo, NM declined at a rate of −2.18%, from 12.8k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alamogordo, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,039 people), Retail Trade (1,738 people), and Public Administration (1,686 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alamogordo, NM, though some of these residents may live in Alamogordo, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,281
Median earning men ± $5,423
$24,318
Median earning women ± $3,630

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,556), Public Administration ($60,046), and Information ($56,384).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($39,474), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,122), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($35,034).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Mexico over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Alamogordo, NM awarded 545 degrees. The student population of Alamogordo, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 467 male students and 1,190 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alamogordo, NM are Hispanic or Latino (241 and 44.5%), followed by White (169 and 31.2%), Black or African American (83 and 15.3%), and Unknown (16 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in Alamogordo, NM by number of degrees awarded are Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus (332 and 60.9%) and New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (213 and 39.1%).

The most popular majors in Alamogordo, NM are General Cosmetology (164 and 30.1%), Phlebotamy Technician (100 and 18.3%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (60 and 11%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,657 students enrolled in Alamogordo, NM, 28.2% men and 71.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 636 records, of which 67.8% were women and 32.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 164 degree-majors awarded
  2. 45 degree-majors awarded
  3. 7 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alamogordo, NM was General Cosmetology with 164 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Alamogordo, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 332 degrees awarded
  2. 213 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus with 332 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 93 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alamogordo, NM, which is 0.206 times less than the 452 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 241 degrees mean that there were 1.43 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 169 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,232) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,240) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

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The median property value in Alamogordo, NM was $125,400 in 2020, which is 0.546 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $113,500 to $125,400, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Alamogordo, NM is 60%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Alamogordo, NM have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alamogordo, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alamogordo, NM is $45,786. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Alamogordo, NM was Census Tract 3.04 with a value of $64,740, followed by Census Tract 3.06 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $54,883 and $40,192.

Property

$125,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,161
$7,703
Median Property Taxes
±$640

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alamogordo, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alamogordo, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60%
Homeownership
2020
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60% of the housing units in Alamogordo, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3.04
  2. Census Tract 3.06
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alamogordo, NM was Census Tract 3.04 with a value of $64,740, followed by Census Tract 3.06 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $54,883 and $40,192.

The following map shows all of the places in Alamogordo, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,786
Median Household Income
± $2,799
12.8k
Number of Households
± 944

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.8k households in Alamogordo, NM grew to $45,786 from the previous year's value of $42,204.

The following chart displays the households in Alamogordo, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alamogordo, NM is from New Mexico.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.09%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.24%)

In 2020, 82.9% of workers in Alamogordo, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.09%) and those who worked at home (4.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alamogordo, NM have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.737% of the workforce in Alamogordo, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alamogordo, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alamogordo, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alamogordo, NM (5.24k out of 31k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alamogordo, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93.8% of the population of Alamogordo, NM has health coverage, with 24.1% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 12.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Mexico was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Otero County, NM see 2385 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (2351 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1875 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Otero County, NM

Primary care physicians in Otero County, NM see an average of 2,385 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (2,351 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Otero County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Mexico across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.22%
Uninsured
24.1%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
12.8%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alamogordo, NM grew by 8.39% from 5.74% to 6.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alamogordo, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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