Alamogordo, NM
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Living in Alamogordo


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 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 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%).

Alamogordo is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Alamogordo, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alamogordo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Alamogordo is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Alamogordo, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Alamogordo who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.79% of the adults in Alamogordo have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.