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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,733
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+6,262
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married63.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.1%
Median Earnings25+$72,663
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$129,176
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work8%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$933
Median House Value$277,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.8%
English14.7%
Irish11.5%
Scottish4.5%
Polish4.1%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish2.3%
Russian1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Swiss1.1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.9%
Czech0.8%
Arab0.7%
Turkish0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Greek0.5%
Romanian0.4%
German0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
African0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Ugandan0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Los Alamos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Alamos County
Standard Zip Codes87544, 87547
Company Zip Codes87545
Phone Area Codes505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude35.89
Approximate Longitude-106.28

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)

StationLOS ALAMOS
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip18.9 inches
StationWOLF CANYON
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp7 to 35 F
Apr Temp23 to 52 F
Jul Temp42 to 74 F
Oct Temp25 to 56 F
Annual Precip24.1 inches
StationEL RITO
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 43 F
Apr Temp32 to 64 F
Jul Temp53 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 67 F
Annual Precip12.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jemez Springs267$61,591
Santa Fe82,927$62,062

Los Alamos Public Libraries

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

Los Alamos Public Schools

Aspen Elementary
2182 33rd St
ZIP: 87544
(505) 663-2230
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Barranca Mesa Elementary
57 Loma Del Escolar
ZIP: 87544
(505) 663-2230
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Los Alamos High
1300 Diamond Dr
ZIP: 87544
(505) 663-2230
High
Total Enrollment 1071
Los Alamos Middle
1 Hawk Dr
ZIP: 87544
(505) 663-2230
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
Mountain Elementary
2280 North Rd
ZIP: 87544
(505) 663-2230
Primary
Total Enrollment 443

Los Alamos Private Schools

Canyoncito Montessori School & Child Care Center
2525 Canyon Rd
ZIP: 87544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Ponderosa Montessori School
304 Rover Blvd
ZIP: 87544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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