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Overview

Introduction to Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos, New Mexico, in Los Alamos county, is 25 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico and 58 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The town is in the Santa Fe area.

Los Alamos History

Los Alamos derives its name from the Spanish for "the cottonwoods." It was the site for the Manhattan Project, which was headed by J. Robert Oppenheimer to produce the first atomic bomb. The town is the county seat of Los Alamos County, which was founded in 1949.

Los Alamos and nearby Attractions

  • Los Alamos County Historical Museum
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center
  • Bradbury Science Museum
  • Bendelier National Monument
  • Los Alamos County Golf Course

Things To Do In Los Alamos

Los Alamos offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including ski resorts in the Pajarito Mountains and the Bradbury Science Museum. The Los Alamos County Historical Museum displays a number of artifacts and memorabilia related to the city’s history. The Los Alamos County Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers.

Los Alamos Transportation

Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.

Los Alamos Higher Education

The University Of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutes include the University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus, the Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute and the University of New Mexico.

People

Total Population 11,815
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 6,199
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 64.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 66.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $128,075
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $921
Median House Value $281,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.4%
US/American 0%
English 14.6%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Los Alamos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Los Alamos
Metro Area Santa Fe
Standard Zip Codes 87544
Company Zip Codes 87545
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.888
Longitude -106.306

Los Alamos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOS ALAMOS
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station WOLF CANYON
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 35 F
Apr Temp 23 to 52 F
Jul Temp 42 to 74 F
Oct Temp 25 to 56 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
Station EL RITO
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 43 F
Apr Temp 32 to 64 F
Jul Temp 53 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Los Alamos, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bandelier National Monument (87544)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jemez Springs 272 $62,000
Santa Fe 83,008 $60,301

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Los Alamos Public Libraries

Library
Los Alamos County Library System
2400 CENTRAL AVENUE
Los Alamos, New Mexico
(505) 662-8240

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Los Alamos Hospitals

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
3917 WEST ROAD
(505) 662-4201
Emergency Service: Yes

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Los Alamos High Schools

LOS ALAMOS HIGH
1300 DIAMOND DRIVE
505-662-4136
Serves 1,213 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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