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 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.

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 18.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The city of Alamogordo is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

The percentage of adults in Alamogordo who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.29% of the adults 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.