Alamogordo, NM
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Alamogordo is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 30,753 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 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 (17.12%), sales jobs (8.90%), and food service (7.37%).

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.

One of the benefits of Alamogordo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.34 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.

Even though Alamogordo is not a small city, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.

In terms of college education, Alamogordo is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.29% of adults 25 and older in Alamogordo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alamogordo in 2010 was $22,768, 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 $91,072 for a family of four. However, Alamogordo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alamogordo is a very 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 33.56% 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.