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Los Alamos County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2017: 18,059 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 18,343 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,021
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,807
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,895
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,835 (it was 1,602 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 109 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 165 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Los Alamos County: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (15.0%), Retail trade (11.6%), Educational, health and social services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Los Alamos County, NM (2017)
    • 12,89470.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,15417.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0555.8%Asian alone
    • 5002.7%Two or more races
    • 1861.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 560.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 50.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.5 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years
Males: 9,153  (50.7%)
Females: 8,906  (49.3%)
Average household size:
Los Alamos County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $110,251 ($78,993 in 1999)
This county:

$110,251
New Mexico:

$46,744

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $923 (lower quartile is $725, upper quartile is $1,155)
This county:

$923
State:

$697


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $298,181 (it was $213,000 in 2000)
Los Alamos:

$298,181
New Mexico:

$171,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $215,257 - $401,581

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $369,418
Here:

$369,418
State:

$261,432

Townhouses or other attached units: $261,604
Here:

$261,604
State:

$247,506

In 2-unit structures: $242,826
Here:

$242,826
State:

$247,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,349
Here:

$131,349
State:

$147,289

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,914
Here:

$142,914
State:

$127,515

Mobile homes: $85,111
Here:

$85,111
State:

$148,493

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,856
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 68
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $281,900
  • 1998: 56 buildings, average cost: $245,600
  • 1999: 43 buildings, average cost: $282,300
  • 2000: 76 buildings, average cost: $264,100
  • 2001: 127 buildings, average cost: $268,300
  • 2002: 157 buildings, average cost: $261,900
  • 2003: 93 buildings, average cost: $289,300
  • 2004: 105 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $331,800
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $459,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $462,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $350,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $317,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $484,600
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $365,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $358,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $337,100
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $356,100
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $291,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Los Alamos, NM residents
Average permit cost in Los Alamos, NM
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,047 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,842 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Los Alamos, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Los Alamos, NM in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Los Alamos, NM in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
Los Alamos County:

4.9%
New Mexico:

19.7%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 3.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.5 years old
(Males: 42.1 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.2 years old, Black residents: 40.9 years old, American Indian residents: 33.3 years old, Asian residents: 37.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.3 years old, Other race residents: 39.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Los Alamos County is $661 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $868 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1042 a month.

Cities in this county include: Los Alamos, White Rock.

Los Alamos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Adair County, Oklahoma , Crockett County, Tennessee , Henderson County, Tennessee , Loudon County, Tennessee , Rutherford County, Tennessee , Yadkin County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
New Mexico:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Los Alamos, NM
County total employment by year in Los Alamos, NM
County average yearly wages by year in Los Alamos, NM

Current college students: 997
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 64.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,749 (68.4% naturalized citizens)

Los Alamos County:

9.7%
Whole state:

9.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4622010 or later
  • 4532000 to 2009
  • 3991990 to 1999
  • 2311980 to 1989
  • 901970 to 1979
  • 329Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.4%

Los Alamos County marital status for males Los Alamos County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,357
  • One, attached: 742
  • Two: 422
  • 3 or 4: 439
  • 5 to 9: 388
  • 10 to 19: 405
  • 20 to 49: 192
  • 50 or more: 164
  • Mobile homes: 257

Housing units in Los Alamos County with a mortgage: 3,262 (432 second mortgage, 330 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,240

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

53.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Los Alamos County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,95014
Mainline Protestant3,84511
Catholic2,8702
Other1,3947
Orthodox341
None5,857-
Los Alamos County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Los Alamos County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Los Alamos County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Los Alamos County:

5.0%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Los Alamos County:

19.7%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Los Alamos County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $2,625
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $4,557
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $9,090
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years

Earthquake activity:

Los Alamos County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 153% 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 111.1 miles away from Los Alamos County 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 592.0 miles away from the county 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 103.1 miles away from the county 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 581.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 566.6 miles away from Los Alamos County 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 113.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 09, 2013 to September 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4152: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4152, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • New Mexico Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 2012 to July 12, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4079: August 24, 2012, FEMA Id: 4079, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • New Mexico Flooding, Incident Period: August 19, 2011 to August 24, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4047: November 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 4047, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • New Mexico Las Conchas Fire, Incident Period: June 26, 2011 to August 25, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 2933, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico New Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to June 09, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1329: May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Los Alamos County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Los Alamos

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,268 (76.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,251 (14.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 671 (4.2%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 127 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 169 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 280 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 279 (1.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • India (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Italy (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Los Alamos County


  • American (12%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Los Alamos County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Los Alamos County, New Mexico 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)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $118,186.

8.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($76,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.21% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($23,112 average AGI)
5.54% relocated from other states ($53,348 average AGI)
Los Alamos County:

5.54%
New Mexico average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Fe County, NM  1.01% ($71,526 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.88% ($59,424)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.40% ($54,300)


7.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($86,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.60% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($25,491 average AGI)
4.60% relocated to other states ($60,824 average AGI)
Los Alamos County:

4.60%
New Mexico average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.96% ($58,592 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.77% ($99,807)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Los Alamos County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Los Alamos County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Los Alamos County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Los Alamos County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Los Alamos County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Los Alamos County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Los Alamos County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Los Alamos County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Los Alamos County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,460 (2,300 aged, 160 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 130 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Los Alamos County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (97)
  • Unspecified dementia (75)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (74)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (71)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (60)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (56)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (55)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (46)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (43)
  • Congestive heart failure (35)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,230
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 192
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,197

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,036
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 537

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 76
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 48

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 178.9. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,059
  • In family households: 14,955 (2,901 male householders, 1,937 female householders)
    4,166 spouses, 5,297 children (4,976 natural, 81 adopted, 212 stepchildren), 122 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 87 parents, 57 other relatives, 134 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,996 (1,411 male householders (1,277 living alone)), 1,227 female householders (1,131 living alone)), 361 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 104

Size of family households: 2,717 2-persons, 1,059 3-persons, 702 4-persons, 266 5-persons, 136 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,413 1-person, 238 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

3,101 married couples with children.
732 single-parent households (257 men, 475 women).

87.0% of residents of Los Alamos speak English at home.
7.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,989,896,000 ($105,868 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,898,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,327,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,007,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,000
Federal grants: $22,136,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,908,295,000 ($21,460,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,125,000 ($225,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,426,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,034,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 971
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 548
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +328
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -243
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Los Alamos County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • 02014 or later
  • 592010 to 2013
  • 9472000 to 2009
  • 7281990 to 1999
  • 9541980 to 1989
  • 1,9371970 to 1979
  • 1,5411960 to 1969
  • 1,4261950 to 1959
  • 7601940 to 1949
  • 211939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • 01 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 933 rooms
  • 5044 rooms
  • 6695 rooms
  • 9856 rooms
  • 1,1877 rooms
  • 7928 rooms
  • 1,3239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • 361 room
  • 2082 rooms
  • 3283 rooms
  • 5334 rooms
  • 2925 rooms
  • 3446 rooms
  • 977 rooms
  • 358 rooms
  • 1159+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • 0no bedroom
  • 871 bedroom
  • 7382 bedrooms
  • 2,5443 bedrooms
  • 1,7354 bedrooms
  • 4615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  • 36no bedroom
  • 4341 bedroom
  • 6742 bedrooms
  • 6673 bedrooms
  • 1084 bedrooms
  • 445+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Los Alamos County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Los Alamos County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Los Alamos County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 67no vehicle
  • 1,0901 vehicle
  • 2,6112 vehicles
  • 1,1283 vehicles
  • 4494 vehicles
  • 1845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Los Alamos County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Los Alamos County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 177no vehicle
  • 9221 vehicle
  • 7632 vehicles
  • 1033 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

90.2% of Los Alamos County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in New Mexico.

Los Alamos County:

90.2%
State average:

87.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,594
  • Other state: 9,375
  • Northeast: 1,243
  • Midwest: 2,235
  • South: 2,850
  • West: 3,053
Year householders moved into unit in Los Alamos County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Los Alamos County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 85.9%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.9%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.2%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 226
Here:

11.0%
New Mexico:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

0.6%
New Mexico:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 105
Here:

15.1%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Los Alamos County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,221,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,752,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,394,000
    Parks and Recreation: $675,000
    Other: $431,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,184,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,150,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,719,000
    Financial Administration: $734,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $36,812,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,087,000
    General - Other: $12,384,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,974,000
    Police Protection: $6,648,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,410,000
    Financial Administration: $6,405,000
    Water Utilities: $6,316,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,304,000
    Regular Highways: $5,477,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,895,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,779,000
    Sewerage: $3,716,000
    Libraries: $2,173,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,150,000
    Air Transportation: $831,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $73,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,881,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,950,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Electric Utilities: $107,000
    General Local Government Support: $103,000
    Water Utilities: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,878,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,456,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,422,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,859,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,312,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,654,000
    Rents: $1,158,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $309,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $137,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $944,000
    Transit Utilities: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000
    Regular Highways: $148,000
    Financial Administration: $88,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    General Public Building: $63,000
    Police Protection: $41,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Electric Utilities: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,391,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $46,460,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,899,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,494,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,356,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,061,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,331,000
    Highways: $605,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Other: $31,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,420,000
    Property: $6,074,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $247,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,748,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $90,000

Los Alamos County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,221,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,752,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,394,000
    Parks and Recreation: $675,000
    Other: $431,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,184,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,150,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,719,000
    Financial Administration: $734,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $36,812,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,087,000
    General - Other: $12,384,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,974,000
    Police Protection: $6,648,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,410,000
    Financial Administration: $6,405,000
    Water Utilities: $6,316,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,304,000
    Regular Highways: $5,477,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,895,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,779,000
    Sewerage: $3,716,000
    Libraries: $2,173,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,150,000
    Air Transportation: $831,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $73,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,881,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,950,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Electric Utilities: $107,000
    General Local Government Support: $103,000
    Water Utilities: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,878,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,456,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,422,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,859,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,312,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,654,000
    Rents: $1,158,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $309,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $137,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $944,000
    Transit Utilities: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000
    Regular Highways: $148,000
    Financial Administration: $88,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    General Public Building: $63,000
    Police Protection: $41,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Electric Utilities: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,391,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $46,460,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,899,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,494,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,356,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,061,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,331,000
    Highways: $605,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Other: $31,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,420,000
    Property: $6,074,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $247,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,748,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $90,000

Los Alamos County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,221,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,752,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,394,000
    Parks and Recreation: $675,000
    Other: $431,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,184,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,150,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,719,000
    Financial Administration: $734,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $36,812,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,087,000
    General - Other: $12,384,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,974,000
    Police Protection: $6,648,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,410,000
    Financial Administration: $6,405,000
    Water Utilities: $6,316,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,304,000
    Regular Highways: $5,477,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,895,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,779,000
    Sewerage: $3,716,000
    Libraries: $2,173,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,150,000
    Air Transportation: $831,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $73,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,881,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,950,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Electric Utilities: $107,000
    General Local Government Support: $103,000
    Water Utilities: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,878,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,456,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,422,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,859,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,312,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,654,000
    Rents: $1,158,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $309,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $137,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $944,000
    Transit Utilities: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000
    Regular Highways: $148,000
    Financial Administration: $88,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    General Public Building: $63,000
    Police Protection: $41,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Electric Utilities: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,391,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $46,460,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,899,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,494,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,356,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,061,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,331,000
    Highways: $605,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Other: $31,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,420,000
    Property: $6,074,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $247,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,748,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $90,000

Los Alamos County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,221,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,752,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,394,000
    Parks and Recreation: $675,000
    Other: $431,000
    Air Transportation: $63,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,184,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,150,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,719,000
    Financial Administration: $734,000
    Local Fire Protection: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $36,812,000
    Local Fire Protection: $28,087,000
    General - Other: $12,384,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,974,000
    Police Protection: $6,648,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,410,000
    Financial Administration: $6,405,000
    Water Utilities: $6,316,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,304,000
    Regular Highways: $5,477,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,895,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,779,000
    Sewerage: $3,716,000
    Libraries: $2,173,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,150,000
    Air Transportation: $831,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $73,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,881,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,950,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Electric Utilities: $107,000
    General Local Government Support: $103,000
    Water Utilities: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,878,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,456,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,422,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,137,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,859,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $278,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,312,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,654,000
    Rents: $1,158,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $309,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $137,000
    Sale of Property: $94,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $944,000
    Transit Utilities: $632,000
    Local Fire Protection: $487,000
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000
    Regular Highways: $148,000
    Financial Administration: $88,000
    Central Staff Services: $68,000
    General Public Building: $63,000
    Police Protection: $41,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Electric Utilities: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,391,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $46,460,000
    Gas Utilities: $6,702,000
    Water Utilities: $4,899,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,494,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,356,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,061,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,331,000
    Highways: $605,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Other: $31,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,420,000
    Property: $6,074,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $247,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,748,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $90,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 61
  • Number of aged recipients: 4
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 57
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 6
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 21
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 27
Most common first names in Los Alamos County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14876.5 years
Mary11278.3 years
Robert10673.8 years
James8674.2 years
William8476.5 years
Helen5280.9 years
Dorothy5276.5 years
Margaret5082.5 years
Charles4474.3 years
Frances4280.7 years
Most common last names in Los Alamos County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4473.4 years
Martinez4073.8 years
Johnson4075.3 years
Miller3079.8 years
Williams2680.0 years
Moore2070.5 years
Anderson1678.4 years
Kennedy1678.1 years
White1672.7 years
Romero1486.1 years
Businesses in Los Alamos County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx4SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Kroger2YMCA1

Los Alamos County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"