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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Mexico, but Los Alamos real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Los Alamos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Alamos is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Alamos who work in the sciences (20.10%), management occupations (11.18%), and architecture and engineering (9.33%).

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.

Of important note, Los Alamos is also a town of artists. Los Alamos has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Los Alamos’s character.

The overall crime rate in Los Alamos is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.64 minutes getting to work every day.

Even though Los Alamos is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Los Alamos, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Los Alamos is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.01% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Los Alamos in 2018 was $57,023, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,092 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 18.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Los Alamos include German, English, Irish, European, 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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