Los Alamos, New Mexico Population 2024

13,840

Los Alamos is a city located in Los Alamos County and Sandoval County New Mexico. Los Alamos has a 2024 population of 13,840. Los Alamos is currently growing at a rate of 1.39% annually and its population has increased by 6.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,978 in 2020.

The average household income in Los Alamos is $161,532 with a poverty rate of 4.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Los Alamos is 41.3 years, 38.7 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Los Alamos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Los Alamos was:

  • White: 76.82%
  • Two or more races: 10.3%
  • Asian: 7.29%
  • Other race: 3.47%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Black or African American: 1.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,246.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.64% (862)
The current population of Los Alamos, New Mexico is 13,840 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,978.

Los Alamos, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,34076.82%
Two or more races1,38610.3%
Asian9817.29%
Other race4673.47%
Native American1451.08%
Black or African American1411.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Los Alamos Population by Race

Los Alamos Population Pyramid 2024

Los Alamos Median Age

41.3

Total

38.7

Male

43.9

Female

Los Alamos Adults

There are 10,839 adults, (2,353 of whom are seniors) in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Los Alamos Sex Ratio

Female6,41047.62%
Male7,05052.38%

Los Alamos Population by Age

Los Alamos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,9962.2365.234.8
Married2,9882.9183.216.8
Non Family2,3561.1849.550.5
Female4422.6736.263.8
Male2103.3846.753.3

2.86

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Los Alamos Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1391.4%
9th to 12th Grade1491.51%
High School Graduate9499.59%
Some College1,28212.95%
Associates Degree4554.6%
Bachelors Degree2,59626.22%
Graduate Degree4,32943.73%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Los Alamos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Los Alamos Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,9546,8584,932
Hispanic1,6351,522925
Asian873842782
2+ Races859837450
Other Race382355270
Black11411189
Native American1139043

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.58%.

Los Alamos Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$92,433$104,498$76,438
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$116,193
High School Graduate$49,896$0$0
Some College$47,264$54,750$39,692
Bachelors Degree$85,339$113,731$62,240
Graduate Degree$129,815$142,500$102,794

$92,433

Average Earnings

$104,498

Average Male

$76,438

Average Female

Los Alamos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Los Alamos Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Los Alamos Language

82.44% of Los Alamos residents speak only English, while 17.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.51% of the population.

Los Alamos Language

Los Alamos Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,2754124.44%
Hispanic2,3611265.34%
Multiple1,382795.72%
Other4634910.58%
Asian980363.67%
Native1112018.02%
Black13932.16%

4.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.29%

Male Poverty Rate

4.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Los Alamos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Alamos is Native, with 18.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Alamos is Black, with 2.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.7%.

Los Alamos Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.4%
Some College5.83%
High School4.59%
Bachelors or Greater1.77%

Los Alamos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed17%
Male Employed2.24%
Female Employed0.97%

Los Alamos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Los Alamos Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$130,342$161,532
Families$164,531$197,593
Married Families$173,225$-999,999,999
Non Families$87,364$102,763

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Los Alamos Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Los Alamos Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Los Alamos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Los Alamos Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Los Alamos Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

799

Number of Veterans

702

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War258
Second Gulf War256
Vietnam216
Korea29
World War II17

Los Alamos Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54270
55 to 64207
75+133
65 to 74119
18 to 3470

Los Alamos Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6517.9%
Hispanic1327.32%
2+ Races717.31%
Native American2925.66%
Asian283.13%
Other Race204.91%

Los Alamos Veterans by Race

Los Alamos Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Los Alamos Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Los Alamos Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Los Alamos Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Los Alamos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

30.07%

Born in Los Alamos

88.54%

Native Born

11.46%

Foreign Born

5.25%

Non Citizen

6.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.54% of Los Alamos residents were born in the United States, with 30.07% having been born in New Mexico. 5.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Los Alamos Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202413,8401901.39%
202313,6501901.41%
202213,4601901.43%
202113,2702922.25%
202012,9783122.46%
201912,6662932.37%
201812,3733382.81%
201712,0353022.57%
201611,733-82-0.69%
201511,815-28-0.24%
201411,843-225-1.86%
201312,068540.45%
201212,014-66-0.55%
201112,080610.51%
201012,01900%

Los Alamos Population by Year