Alamogordo is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 30,898 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Alamogordo is the ninth largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alamogordo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alamogordo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamogordo who work in office and administrative support (13.32%), sales jobs (11.38%), and management occupations (10.29%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Alamogordo. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.38 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Alamogordo citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.53% of adults 25 and older in Alamogordo have a college degree.
The per capita income in Alamogordo in 2018 was $24,999, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,996 for a family of four. However, Alamogordo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alamogordo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alamogordo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alamogordo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alamogordo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alamogordo include German, Irish, English, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Alamogordo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.