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Los Alamos is a town in New Mexico with a population of 12,035. Los Alamos is in Los Alamos County and is one of the best places to live in New Mexico. Living in Los Alamos offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Alamos there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Los Alamos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Los Alamos are highly rated.
About Los Alamos...
Population
12,035

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Los Alamos Rankings

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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
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Los Alamos

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,399
National
$55,322
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Los Alamos Reviews

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Los Alamos is in a remote but idyllic ponderosa pine setting atop 5 mesas (7,500 ft elevation) overlooking the Rio Grande valley. It is a town of cultural diversity being the home to scientists from all over the world, yet encircled by Native American land. It is a wonderful place for raising a family...safe environment...good school system...lots of free activities designed for young families. There are many trails to hike, parks to explore, playgrounds to enjoy, museums and nature center activities to enlighten. There is a golf course, an aquacenter and ski slopes at hand. If you like to perform musically or theatrically there are various organizations which provide plenty of opportunities. There is an arts center with a shop to display ones creations. There is a large public library that is well supported by its highly educated community members. We lived in Los Alamos for 12 years...it was a privilege to have been able to do so.
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I like Los Alamos because of the great natural beauty and the health conscious community of lifelong learners. There are an abundance of trails to explore and nearby forest to camp and hike in. Los Alamos is located in the forest and near several rivers, so there are many opportunities to connect with nature. A lot of individuals who live in the town take advantage of these opportunities and spend time outside regularly. There are also museums and resources to learn about science and the natural world.
Los Alamos was a great town to grow up in and would be a good place to work and raise a family. However, there are not a lot of 20-somethings in the town or a lot for people that age to do. The access to the mountains is probably the greatest thing Los Alamos has to offer! That and the Bathtub Row Brewery.