U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Los Alamos County, New Mexico
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Los Alamos County, New Mexico

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Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,369
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,369
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 17,950
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,419
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,950
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,429
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 9.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,401
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 74.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $302,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,860
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $425
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,062
Building permits, 2020 24
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 7,931
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 14.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 97.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 67.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,809
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 102,570
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 103,227
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,685
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 16.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $121,324
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $60,746
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 376
Total employment, 2019 15,074
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 1,363,197
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 3.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,100
All firms, 2012 1,352
Men-owned firms, 2012 509
Women-owned firms, 2012 592
Minority-owned firms, 2012 246
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 986
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 90
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,111
Population per square mile, 2010 164.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 109.17
FIPS Code 35028
Value Notes

    Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

    Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

    The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

    Fact Notes
    • (a)Includes persons reporting only one race
    • (c)Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data
    • (b)Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
    Value Flags
    • -Either no or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest or upper interval of an open ended distribution.
    • FFewer than 25 firms
    • DSuppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
    • NData for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
    • FNFootnote on this item in place of data
    • XNot applicable
    • SSuppressed; does not meet publication standards
    • NANot available
    • ZValue greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

    QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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