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 31,980 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 (13.77%), sales jobs (9.84%), and management occupations (9.46%).

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.

One of the benefits of Alamogordo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.78 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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.23% of adults in Alamogordo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Alamogordo in 2018 was $24,620, 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 $98,480 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 34.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alamogordo include German, English, Irish, European, and Scottish.

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