Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $291,535 (it was $204,300 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2013:All housing units: $289,885; Detached houses: $321,945; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,197; In 2-unit structures: $246,758; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,563; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,687; Mobile homes: $63,267
Ancestries: German (12.7%), English (10.0%), Irish (8.5%), United States (5.0%), Scottish (4.5%), Italian (2.9%).
Current Local Time: MST time zone
Land area: 10.9 square miles.
Population density: 1,106 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Los Alamos:
High school or higher: 99.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.1%
Graduate or professional degree: 41.0%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Los Alamos CDP:
Never married: 23.2%
Now married: 61.7%
971 residents are foreign born (3.5% Asia, 3.0% Europe).
According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Los Alamos, New Mexico as of May 01, 2016. The ratio of number of residents in Los Alamos to the number of sex offenders is 1,502 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,879 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,870 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (24.3 miles , pop. 62,203).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (56.8 miles , pop. 448,607).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (366.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Los Alamos-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from the city center On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 591.2 miles away from Los Alamos center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.1 miles away from the city center On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 580.5 miles away from the city center On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 566.1 miles away from Los Alamos center, causing $33,000,000 total damage On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Los Alamos County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Drew Goddard - Writer, Michael Creutz - Physicist, Chris Jackson - College basketball player (Utah Utes), Carol Cady - Shot putter and discus thrower.
Main business address for: TRINITY CAPITAL CORP (MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS CREDIT INSTITUTION).
Hospitals and medical centers in Los Alamos:
LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3917 WEST ROAD)
LOS ALAMOS VISITING NURSE SERVICE, INC (116 CENTRAL PARK SQUARE)
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,144,022; Location: 2400 CENTRAL AVENUE; 145,801 books; 4,058 e-books; 8,610 audio materials; 6,960 video materials; 47 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 401 print serial subscriptions; 58 electronic serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Los Alamos: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (A), Guaje Historic Site (B), Los Alamos Weather Station (C), Los Alamos Technical Associates Library (D), Los Alamos Medical Center Library (E), Los Alamos County Library - Main Branch (F), Los Alamos Branch-UNM Learning Resource Center Library (G), Los Alamos County Library White Rock Branch (H), Los Alamos National Labratory Library (I), Fuller Lodge Art Center (J), Bradbury Science Museum (K), Los Alamos County Historical Museum (L), Los Alamos Fire Department Station 6 (M), Los Alamos Fire Department Station 2 Training Facility (N), Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 (O), Los Alamos County Historical Museum and Archives (P). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Los Alamos include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Los Alamos Christian Fellowship Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Unitarian Church (D), United Church (E), Jehovah's Witness Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), Friends Religious Society of Quakers (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attractions: Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop (1921 Juniper Street), The Black Hole an Unusual Place (Museums; 4015 Arkansas Avenue), Los Alamos Historical Museum & Bookstore - Director's Ofc- Historical Society- Arch (Fuller Landing), Los Alamos Sales CO (Museums; 4015 Arkansas Avenue), Tourist Information Center (124 State Road 4), Buffalo Tours Los Alamos (Tours & Charters; Po Box 726).
Hotels: Best Western (400 Trinity Drive), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2455 Trinity Dr), Pueblo Canyon Inn & Gallery (199 San Ildefonso Road), Adobe Pines Bed & Breakfast (2101 Loma Linda Drive), Quality Inn & Suites (2175 Trinity Drive), Holiday Inn Express (2455 Trinity Drive), Canyon Inn Bed & Breakfast (80 Canyon Road), Hampton Inn & Suites Los Alamos- NM (124 State Highway 4), Best Western Hilltop House Hotel (400 Trinity Drive).
Courts: Los Alamos County - Municipal Court- Traffic Violation Bureau (2300 Trinity Drive), Los Alamos County Government - Probate Court Judge (2300 Trinity Drive), New Mexico State - Los Alamos- Magistrate Court Los Alamos Division I (1319 Trinity Drive).
Los Alamos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends (lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 61.9. This is about average.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.330. This is about average.Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.6. This is worse than average.Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.38. This is significantly better than average.Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.76. This is significantly better than average.Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Los Alamos and their reported violations in the past:
LOS ALAMOS MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Address: 901 Trinity Drive , Population served: 25,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-06-2012 to AUG-06-2012)
2 minor monitoring violations
CIELO LINDO (Address: 439 LOUISE , Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
2 routine major monitoring violations
One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.2%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households
People in group quarters in Los Alamos in 2010:
55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
17 people in college/university student housing
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
8 people in group homes intended for adults
3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
People in group quarters in Los Alamos in 2000:
62 people in nursing homes
13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
5 people in other group homes
Los Alamos compared to New Mexico state average:
Median household income significantly above state average.
Median house value above state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Banks with branches in Los Alamos (2011 data):
Los Alamos National Bank: at 1200 Trinity Drive, branch established on 1963/06/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,515.9 mil, Deposits: $1,331.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Trinity Capital Corporation
The First National Bank of Santa Fe: Los Alamos Office at 1910 Trinity Drive, branch established on 1948/01/26. Info updated 2010/05/28: Bank assets: $734.6 mil, Deposits: $654.7 mil, headquarters in Santa Fe, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: New Mexico Banquest Corporation
Community Bank: Los Alamos Branch at 1475 Central Avenue, branch established on 1978/01/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.9 mil, Deposits: $159.8 mil, headquarters in Santa Fe, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorporation Of New Mexico, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Los Alamos Smith's Branch at 535 Central Avenue, branch established on 1997/01/06. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Los Alamos, New Mexico:
Best Western Hilltop House Hotel, 1400 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544 , Phone: (505) 662-2441
Quality Inn & Suites, 2201 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544 , Phone: (505) 662-7211, Fax: (505) 661-7714
Bud's Bed & Breakfast, 1981 North Rd # B, Los Alamos, NM 87544 , Phone: (505) 662-4239
North Road Inn, 2127 North Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544 , Phone: (505) 662-3678
Comfort Inn & Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544 , Phone: (505) 661-1110, Fax: (505) 661-2657
Hampton Inn And Suites, 124 State Hwy 4, Los Alamos, NM 87544 , Phone: (505) 672-3838, Fax: (505) 672-0111
Religion statistics for Los Alamos CDP (based on Los Alamos County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Los Alamos County:
1.08 / 10,000 pop.
1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Los Alamos County:
2.70 / 10,000 pop.
4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
9.19 / 10,000 pop.
7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Los Alamos County:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,792 average adjusted gross income)
New Mexico average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011: