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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    332
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    345
    500
  • Theft
    2,798
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,364
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Living on base at Holloman AFB is really great. I found an area provided by soaring heights with a great community of military members along with their many children. I get to go to the store on base and get discounted rates. I enjoy the swimming pool on base as well since it is hot in the summertime. In Alamogordo, my favorite restaurant is Buffalo Wild Wings as it's a great spot to hang out and watch the sports games go on. Going up to the mountains for some Mad Jacks BBQ is also a really nice spot and a great drive on the way as well. Overall, Alamogordo is a good town, but it's really what you make it. I'm originally from North Carolina where the altitude is lower, so I've had to adjust to less green and more hightop mountains. It's a great place to be if you enjoy the heat and clear skies!
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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.
I love the tight nit community of Alamogordo! I love that there is a college in town that gives these students the ability to stay close to home. Business owners are generally very concerned about complaints and appreciate your business as a customer. Alamogordo has several climate elements; white sands is a beautiful moment that is like the desert and 20 minutes away is the Lincoln National Forest! The only thing that I think would make Alamogordo better is a lake! If Alamogordo somehow was blessed with a Lake I would never leave!