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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Los Alamos is a town in New Mexico with a population of 11,733. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Los Alamos 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
    132
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    60
    500
  • Theft
    439
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,535
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    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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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.
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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.
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.