Alamogordo, NM
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Alamogordo is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 31,283 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Alamogordo is the ninth largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Alamogordo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alamogordo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alamogordo is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamogordo who work in office and administrative support (20.43%), sales jobs (9.81%), and food service (8.35%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Alamogordo, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

One of the benefits of Alamogordo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.49 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.

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. 19.79% of adults 25 and older in Alamogordo have a college degree.

The per capita income in Alamogordo in 2010 was $22,445, 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 $89,780 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 33.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alamogordo include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Alamogordo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.