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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Los Alamos County is located in New Mexico with a population of 18,031. Los Alamos County is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. In Los Alamos County, most residents own their homes. Residents of Los Alamos County tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Los Alamos County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Los Alamos County 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    131.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    60.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    439.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Los Alamos County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,190
National
$55,322

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    Los Alamos County Reviews

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    I attend school at Los Alamos and I find it very refreshing up there in the mountain. There are a number of things to do in the area. I utilize the library, for movies and books; Smith's grocery store, has a Starbucks and sushi ; Supercuts for my kids haircuts; and Ashley Pond.

    If there would be an improvement in the area I would like to see a Taco Bell. When I am at school there isn't a local place to eat when you just want something affordable. A local catering company has recently been housed on campus but the price for coffee, pastries or meal is too high for most students on a budget. When I have class all day and one right after another I need something in walking distance, quick, and affordable.

    I enjoy the city. I live in San Ildefonso Pueblo down the hill from the town and it's nice to experience what the city has to offer. It is a twenty minute drive from home and with two kids it's great that it's close and I can get a lot done.
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    This is a prefect community for a young family - small, safe and great schools. However, the town goes to sleep early, shopping is not especially diverse, and the cost of living is higher than average. Overall, this small town in the mountains of New Mexico is worth the negatives.
    Evening social gatherings could be a possible focus for supply and demand small businesses. Social dances, elementary school family social evening.