B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$757
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Alamogordo Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    295
    273
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443
    525
  • Theft
    2,616
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,517
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I lived in Alamogordo, NM as a young military spouse with two small children. Our whole family loved the area! There was plenty to do, outdoor activities, parks and recreation. Our daughter was a girl scout, our son volunteered with Animal Rescue Mission and both had many friends with opportunities to ride horses, hike, explore fossils, learn new sports and see great sites. The balloon festival in September celebrated 75 years over White Sands while we were there. The balloons went right over our house. In the heat of summer, a cool reprieve in Cloudcroft and just enough snow and cold in the winter, made it the perfect climate to raise a family in every season. I would go back again, today, if there was good civilian work available, but there isn't. The town really does exist because of the Air Force Base. The schools were great, and the infrastructure was good. The best part about the town was the friendly people of all nationalities.
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I grew up in Alamogordo New Mexico, well practically. From the age of three until eighteen. Then I went to college and after 3.5 years came back to figure out my next step in life. I still live here! Alamogordo is a beautiful spot. Filled with the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see, heat, and purple mountains that make you feel safe. It is unfortunate the town is so small and honestly sort of run down. I have outgrew my stay here and although I plan on leaving within the next 6-9 months, I will always have fond memories of this place throughout my childhood and high school life. No where can replace home.
No matter how much you try to get away from this town, you will ALWAYS find your way back! Nice little town that is slowly growing. Near Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missle Range. Only 45 minutes away from the mountains!