Los Alamos, New Mexico Population 2021

12,666
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Los Alamos is a city located in Los Alamos County New Mexico. Los Alamos has a 2020 population of 12,666. Los Alamos is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,019 in 2010. Los Alamos reached it's highest population of 12,666 in 2019.

The average household income in Los Alamos is $136,365 with a poverty rate of 5.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,042 per month, and the median house value is $308,100. The median age in Los Alamos is 40.9 years, 38.8 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Los Alamos Demographics

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

  • White: 82.97%
  • Asian: 6.57%
  • Two or more races: 5.29%
  • Other race: 3.62%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Los Alamos, New Mexico is 12,666 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,373.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,019.

Los Alamos, New Mexico Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,1313811.89%
202019,7503811.93%
201919,3693811.97%
201818,9882461.30%
201718,7425332.84%
201618,2093922.15%
201517,817140.08%
201417,803-144-0.81%
201317,947-287-1.60%
201218,23450.03%
201118,2292351.29%
201017,9940.00%

Los Alamos Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,50982.97%
Asian8326.57%
Two or More Races6705.29%
Some Other Race4593.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.88%
Black or African American850.67%
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Los Alamos Population by Race

Los Alamos Population Pyramid $2021

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Los Alamos Median Age

40.9


Total

38.8


Male

42.9


Female

Los Alamos Adults

There are 9,875 adults, (2,078 of whom are seniors) in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Los Alamos Sex Ratio

Female

6,223

49.13%

Male

6,443

50.87%

Los Alamos Population by Age

Los Alamos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Los Alamos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
Male68.6%31.4%
All67.3%32.7%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Female45.5%54.5%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Los Alamos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5582.2667.3
Married2,7643.0882.7
Non Family2,3071.1851.9
Female3472.5945.5
Male1403.0468.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Los Alamos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1201.31%
9th to 12th Grade1661.82%
High School Graduate8289.07%
Some College1,14612.55%
Associates Degree6306.90%
Bachelors Degree2,39026.17%
Graduate Degree3,85142.18%
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Los Alamos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Los Alamos Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,5916,4894,671
Hispanic1,5331,442814
Asian662624568
Other Race420413247
2+ Races254220142
Native American947533
Black828055

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.80%.

Los Alamos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$80,833$103,918$60,000
Less Than 9th Grade$87,109$$101,066
High School Graduate$31,755$31,553$
Some College$46,172$59,808$27,474
Bachelors Degree$66,125$98,996$54,058
Graduate Degree$118,678$125,317$75,054

$80,833

Average Earnings

$103,918

Average Male

$60,000

Average Female

Los Alamos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Los Alamos Language by Age

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Los Alamos Language

83.12% of Los Alamos residents speak only English, while 16.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.88% of the population.

Los Alamos Language

Los Alamos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7985215.92%
Hispanic2,340662.82%
Multiple670517.61%
Asian832273.25%
Black7222.78%

5.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.54%

Male Poverty Rate

5.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Los Alamos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Los Alamos is Multiple, with 7.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Los Alamos is Black, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.70%.

Los Alamos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.60%
High School14.66%
Some College4.85%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%

Los Alamos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.32%
Male Unemployed15.00%
Female Employed2.72%
Male Employed1.33%

Los Alamos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Los Alamos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$116,116$136,365
Families$148,574$170,775
Married Families$157,594-
Non Families$80,186$86,006
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Income by Household Type

Los Alamos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Los Alamos Married by Age and Sex

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Los Alamos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Los Alamos Marital Status by Race

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Los Alamos Marital Status

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825

Number of Veterans

744

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam274
Second Gulf War227
First Gulf War156
World War II36
Korea29

Los Alamos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64213
35 to 54203
75+178
65 to 74133
18 to 3498

Los Alamos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7088.56%
Hispanic1277.51%
Asian568.33%
Other Race4310.24%
Black1011.76%
2+ Races82.54%

Los Alamos Veterans by Race

Los Alamos Veterans by Education

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1.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Los Alamos Veterans by Education

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70.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Los Alamos Employment by Age

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Los Alamos Employment by Race

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Los Alamos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.58%

Born in Los Alamos

87.74%

Native Born

12.26%

Foreign Born

4.99%

Non Citizen

7.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.74% of Los Alamos residents were born in the United States, with 34.58% having been born in New Mexico. 4.99% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,6660.00%
202012,6660.00%
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%
201012,0190.00%

Los Alamos Population by Year