Los Alamos is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 11,840 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Los Alamos is the 18th largest community in New Mexico.
Los Alamos home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Mexico, but Los Alamos real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Los Alamos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Alamos is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Alamos who work in the sciences (20.53%), management occupations (12.98%), and architecture and engineering (10.41%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Los Alamos has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Los Alamos has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Los Alamos is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Los Alamos really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Los Alamos perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the benefits of Los Alamos is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.53 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Los Alamos. 68.35% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Los Alamos in 2018 was $60,885, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,540 for a family of four.
Los Alamos is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Los Alamos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Los Alamos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Los Alamos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Los Alamos include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Los Alamos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.