Los Alamos, NM

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
19,253
0.438% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
0.723% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
3.71%
11.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$135,801
9.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$412,700
20.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,278
0.0876% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Los Alamos, NM had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $135,801. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Los Alamos, NM grew from 19,169 to 19,253, a 0.438% increase and its median household income grew from $123,677 to $135,801, a 9.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Los Alamos, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.5%), White (Hispanic) (8.17%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.73%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.34%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%).

None of the households in Los Alamos, 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.

95.8% of the residents in Los Alamos, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Los Alamos, NM are University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus (87 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Los Alamos, NM was $412,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Los Alamos, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Los Alamos, NM was 2 cars per household.

Los Alamos, NM borders Albuquerque, NM, Española, NM, and Santa Fe, NM.

Population & Diversity

Los Alamos, NM is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.29% of Los Alamos, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.79k people).

In 2022, there were 8.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.6k people) in Los Alamos, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.57k White (Hispanic) and 1.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Los Alamos, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Los Alamos, NM was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Los Alamos, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 65
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.57k ± 368
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 374
18.3%
Hispanic Population
3.53k people

In 2022, there were 8.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.6k people) in Los Alamos, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.57k White (Hispanic) and 1.3k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.3% of the people in Los Alamos, NM are hispanic (3.53k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Los Alamos, NM as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for New Mexico.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.79k people
8.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people

As of 2022, 9.29% of Los Alamos, NM residents (1.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Los Alamos, NM was 8.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    388 ± 161
  2. Vietnam
    366 ± 115
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    223 ± 116

Los Alamos, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Los Alamos, NM employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Los Alamos, NM are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,268 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (971 people), and Public Administration (899 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($122,321), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($121,339), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($119,018).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.3k
2022 Value
± 761
0.0876%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Los Alamos, NM grew at a rate of 0.0876%, from 10.3k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Los Alamos, NM, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2,120 people), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1,169 people), and Management Occupations (1,051 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Los Alamos, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.3k
2022 Value
± 761
0.0876%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Los Alamos, NM grew at a rate of 0.0876%, from 10.3k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Los Alamos, NM, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,268 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (971 people), and Public Administration (899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Los Alamos, NM, though some of these residents may live in Los Alamos, 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

$102,146
Median earning men ± $5,055
$70,593
Median earning women ± $7,997

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($178,894), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($132,065), and Public Administration ($103,895).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($111,066), Public Administration ($74,641), and Information ($50,515).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 237
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 101
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 87
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Los Alamos, NM awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Los Alamos, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 471 male students and 538 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Los Alamos, NM are Hispanic or Latino (42 and 48.8%), followed by White (35 and 40.7%), Two or More Races (3 and 3.49%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (3 and 3.49%).

The largest universities in Los Alamos, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus (87 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Los Alamos, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (22 and 25.3%), General Business Administration & Management (17 and 19.5%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (14 and 16.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,009 students enrolled in Los Alamos, NM, 46.7% men and 53.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 508 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Los Alamos, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 22 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Los Alamos, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
87 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus with 87 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 41 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Los Alamos, NM, which is 0.891 times less than the 46 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 42 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,096) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($118) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,194) 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 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Los Alamos, NM was $412,700 in 2022, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $343,100 to $412,700, a 20.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Los Alamos, NM is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Los Alamos, NM have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Los Alamos, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Los Alamos, NM is $135,801. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Los Alamos, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $135,801, followed by Eddy County, NM and Sandoval County, NM, with respective values of $77,458 and $76,424.

Property

$412,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,065
$5,929
Median Property Taxes
±$514

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 Los Alamos, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Los Alamos, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Los Alamos, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Los Alamos, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $135,801, followed by Eddy County, NM and Sandoval County, NM, with respective values of $77,458 and $76,424.

The following map shows all of the counties in Los Alamos, 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.
$135,801
Median Household Income
± $8,616
8.15k
Number of Households
± 613

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.15k households in Los Alamos, NM grew to $135,801 from the previous year's value of $123,677.

The following chart displays the households in Los Alamos, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Los Alamos, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (6.61%)

In 2022, 75.2% of workers in Los Alamos, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (6.61%).

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

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Los Alamos, NM have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Los Alamos, 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 Los Alamos, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Los Alamos, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

3.71% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Los Alamos, NM (710 out of 19.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Los Alamos, 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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Health

96.6% of the population of Los Alamos, NM has health coverage, with 67.1% on employee plans, 5.36% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.608% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 238 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1,336 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.43%
Uninsured
67.1%
Employer Coverage
5.36%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.608%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Los Alamos, NM grew by 12.6% from 3.04% to 3.43%.

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

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