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Los Alamos County, NM&

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Population
17,895
0.25% decline
Median Age
43.5
Median Household Income
$105,902
3.89% growth
Poverty Rate
5.08%
Number of Employees
8,992
0.85% growth
Median Property Value
$274,200
0% growth

Economy

The economy of Los Alamos County, NM employs 8,992 people. The economy of Los Alamos County, NM is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Public Admin.; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 7.88; 0.98; and 0.91 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Los Alamos County, NM are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (4,806), Healthcare & Social Assistance (707), and Educational Services (705), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($99,784), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($76,316), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,750).

Median household income in Los Alamos County, NM is $105,902. Males in Los Alamos County, NM have an average income that is 1.75 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,113. The income inequality of Los Alamos County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.518 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Los Alamos County, NM. In Los Alamos County, NM the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 181 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,596. McKinley County, NM has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Mexico.

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Diversity

Los Alamos County, NM is home to a population of 17,895 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Los Alamos County, NM is composed of 13,163 White residents (73.6%), 3,002 Hispanic residents (16.8%), 1,047 Asian residents (5.85%), 287 Two+ residents (1.6%), and 197 Native residents (1.1%). The most common foreign languages in Los Alamos County, NM are Spanish (1,381 speakers), Chinese (397 speakers), and German (335 speakers), but compared to other places, Los Alamos County, NM has a relative high number of German (335 speakers), Japanese (101 speakers), and Chinese (397 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Los Alamos County, NM awarded 58 degrees. The student population of Los Alamos County, NM is skewed equally towards females, with 29 male students and 29 female students. Most students in Los Alamos County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (27 and 46.6%), followed by White (22 and 37.9%), American Indian (3 and 5.17%), and Unknown (3 and 5.17%). The largest universities in Los Alamos County, NM by number of graduates are University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus (58 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Los Alamos County, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (15 and 25.9%), General Engineering (12 and 20.7%), and General Studies (8 and 13.8%). The median tuition costs in Los Alamos County, NM are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Los Alamos County, NM is $274,200, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value changed from $274,200 to $274,200, a 0% increase. The homeownership rate of Los Alamos County, NM is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Los Alamos County, NM have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Los Alamos County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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