Los Alamos, NM
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Los Alamos is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 11,840 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Los Alamos is the 18th largest community in New Mexico.

Los Alamos real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Los Alamos house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Los Alamos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Alamos is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Alamos who work in the sciences (21.47%), management occupations (17.82%), and office and administrative support (8.64%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Los Alamos has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Los Alamos has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Los Alamos is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Los Alamos a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Los Alamos has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Los Alamos’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One of the benefits of Los Alamos is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.52 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.

Despite being a small town, Los Alamos has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Los Alamos is a pretty powerful place. 66.36% of the adults in Los Alamos have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Los Alamos in 2010 was $52,067, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,268 for a family of four.

Los Alamos is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Los Alamos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Los Alamos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Los Alamos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Los Alamos include English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Los Alamos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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