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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$921
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Los Alamos Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,458
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    11%
  • 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
    3%
    13%
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Los Alamos Reviews

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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.
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I stayed the night in this town on spring break 2017 for my Senior trip! I loved this little small town in the mountains! Its roads were scary to drive on but I would love to visit here again! There are Cave Dwellings in a Park close by to visit that I loved and was the high light of my trip! I would def go back and take friends here if I got the chance to go back again. They need a few more places to eat here though. Many McDonalds and a few small owned places to eat.
Los Alamos is a very small town that has a really good lifestyle. There are tons of outdoor actives and things to do to be outside. Such as hiking, skiing, biking, and many other things to do of this nature. It's also very safe and friendly. I was always able to walk around at night without having to be scared or worried. It's also a great community when I was growing up. The schools are good and were amazing.