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 92.54% 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 (22.15%), management occupations (17.92%), and office and administrative support (8.31%).

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.

Los Alamos’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Los Alamos spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.45 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Los Alamos. 66.16% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Los Alamos in 2010 was $52,891, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,564 for a family of four.

Los Alamos is a somewhat 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 16.05% 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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