Los Alamos is a city located in Los Alamos County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 13,411, it is the 17th largest city in New Mexico and the 3262nd largest city in the United States. Los Alamos is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 1.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,179 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Los Alamos has a population density of 1,206 people per square mile.
The average household income in Los Alamos is $136,365 with a poverty rate of 4.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,046 per month, and the median house value is $317,200. The median age in Los Alamos is 40.9 years, 38.8 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Los Alamoswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 99.37%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.99%.
83.08% of Los Alamos residents speak only English, while 16.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.50% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Alamos is Multiple, with 7.23% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Alamos is Hispanic, with 3.25% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.88%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Los Alamos
89.26% of Los Alamos residents were born in the United States, with 34.54% having been born in New Mexico. 4.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.