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Los Alamos is a town in New Mexico with a population of 12,666. 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 dense 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.

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About Los Alamos...
Population
12,666

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,042
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    52
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    5.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    41.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    307
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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