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Los Alamos County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2014: 17,682 (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: 162 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Los Alamos County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.0%), Retail trade (25.6%), Educational, health and social services (20.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Los Alamos County, New Mexico:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.7%)
  • Asian alone (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
New Mexico median age:  36.0 years
Males: 8,894  (50.3%)
Females: 8,788  (49.7%)

Los Alamos County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Los Alamos County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $102,883 ($78,993 in 1999)

This county:

$102,883
New Mexico:

$45,382

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $835 (lower quartile is $693, upper quartile is $1,032)
This county:

$835
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $280,700 (it was $213,000 in 2000)
Los Alamos:

$280,700
New Mexico:

$164,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $194,489 - $388,330

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $333,189
Here:

$333,189
State:

$240,941

Townhouses or other attached units: $317,743
Here:

$317,743
State:

$264,336

In 2-unit structures: $270,935
Here:

$270,935
State:

$243,469

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,470
Here:

$119,470
State:

$133,760

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $303,313
Here:

$303,313
State:

$264,326

Mobile homes: $81,410
Here:

$81,410
State:

$92,248
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,787
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $407

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,835 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,871 (0.7%)

Los Alamos County household income distribution in 2009 Los Alamos County home values distribution Los Alamos County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.1%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% for American Indian residents, 21.1% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.0%
Los Alamos County:

6.0%
New Mexico:

20.4%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.8% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 35 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:

4.4%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 997
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 60.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,232 (46% naturalized citizens)

Los Alamos County:

6.7%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 381
  • 1990 to 1994: 201
  • 1985 to 1989: 132
  • 1980 to 1984: 99
  • 1975 to 1979: 54
  • 1970 to 1974: 36
  • 1970 to 1974: 115
  • 1965 to 1969: 214
Note: State values scaled to Los Alamos County population

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: 4,767
  • One, attached: 812
  • Two: 277
  • 3 or 4: 540
  • 5 to 9: 317
  • 10 to 19: 265
  • 20 or more: 500
  • Mobile homes: 440
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Los Alamos County with a mortgage: 3,563 (541 second mortgage, 340 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,246

Here:

74.1% with mortgage
State:

63.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Los Alamos County

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (39%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Russia (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Los Alamos County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • English (15%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • British (2%)

Los Alamos County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,731 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 881 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 184 (2%)
  • Walked: 249 (3%)
  • Other means: 13 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 377 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $108,435.

7.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.40% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($17,640 average AGI)
5.01% relocated from other states ($45,150 average AGI)
Los Alamos County:

5.01%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.71% ($59,906 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.71% ($56,962)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.37% ($37,643)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.17% ($58,923)
from Clark County, NV  0.15% ($86,818)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($48,500)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($74,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,461 average AGI)
Los Alamos County:

0.25%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

3.14% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($27,988 average AGI)
4.26% relocated to other states ($45,471 average AGI)
Los Alamos County:

4.26%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Fe County, NM  1.25% ($84,926 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.84% ($46,889)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.35% ($70,500)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.35% ($73,346)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 17,856
  • In family households: 15,061 (4,255 male householders, 944 female householders)
    4,451 spouses, 4,925 children (4,545 natural, 194 adopted, 186 stepchildren), 101 grandchildren, 42 brothers or sisters, 65 parents, 58 other relatives, 174 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,795 (1,338 male householders (1,174 living alone)), 1,126 female householders (1,009 living alone)), 331 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 94 (68 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,665 2-persons, 1,096 3-persons, 956 4-persons, 328 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,183 1-person, 249 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

3,874 married couples with children.
703 single-parent households (232 men, 471 women).

88.5% of residents of Los Alamos County speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% 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:

6.6
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 26
  • 2000 to 2009: 967
  • 1990 to 1999: 561
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,029
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,537
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,687
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,701
  • 1940 to 1949: 719
  • 1939 or earlier: 30
Note: State values scaled to Los Alamos population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Los Alamos County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 200
  • 4 rooms: 349
  • 5 rooms: 1,078
  • 6 rooms: 1,222
  • 7 rooms: 1,204
  • 8 rooms: 855
  • 9+ rooms: 956
  • 1 room: 206
  • 2 rooms: 188
  • 3 rooms: 223
  • 4 rooms: 353
  • 5 rooms: 306
  • 6 rooms: 245
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Los Alamos County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 107
  • 2 bedrooms: 849
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,820
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,588
  • 5+ bedrooms: 531
  • no bedroom: 213
  • 1 bedroom: 389
  • 2 bedrooms: 556
  • 3 bedrooms: 397
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Los Alamos County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Los Alamos County population
  • no vehicle: 68
  • 1 vehicle: 1,122
  • 2 vehicles: 2,627
  • 3 vehicles: 1,412
  • 4 vehicles: 493
  • 5+ vehicles: 173
  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 909
  • 2 vehicles: 488
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

61% of Los Alamos County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in New Mexico.

Los Alamos County:

61.0%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 5,489
  • Northeast: 1,835
  • Midwest: 3,216
  • South: 3,048
  • West: 3,295

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $155,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Los Alamos County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (92.9%)
  • Electricity (4.3%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (86.9%)
  • Electricity (9.1%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 109
Here:

4.8%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 73
Here:

6.5%
New Mexico:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

10.1%
New Mexico:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Los Alamos County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,108,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,048,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,026,000
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $34,133,000
    General - Other: $15,365,000
    Local Fire Protection: $15,025,000
    Gas Utilities: $8,599,000
    Police Protection: $6,600,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,133,000
    Regular Highways: $5,085,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,287,000
    Water Utilities: $3,970,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,298,000
    Libraries: $2,760,000
    Sewerage: $2,598,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,487,000
    Financial Administration: $2,396,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,119,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,037,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $691,000
    Air Transportation: $272,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $116,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,299,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $526,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $301,000

Los Alamos County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,654,000
    Sewerage: $2,367,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,258,000
    All Other: $291,000
    Air Transportation: $107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,179,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,056,000
    Air Transportation: $547,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,801,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,365,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $666,000
    Rents: $276,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $244,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $53,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $35,527,000
    Gas Utilities: $8,892,000
    Water Utilities: $5,085,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,590,000
    Highways: $735,000
    All Other: $451,000
    Sewerage: $100,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,829,000
    Property: $5,198,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $466,000
    Other Selective Sales: $466,000
    Other License: $226,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $34,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000

Los Alamos County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,070,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,267,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,039,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,654,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,803,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $385,000

Los Alamos County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,971,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,396,000

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
Los Alamos County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Los Alamos County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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"