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Los Alamos, NM

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Los Alamos' Livability

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About Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos, NM is located in Los Alamos County in the state of New Mexico.

The total City Population for Los Alamos is about 13,270 with about 451 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $343,197, which is roughly 63% higher than the Average Home Value of $127,634 for the state of New Mexico, and roughly 37% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $118,293, which is roughly 66% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $40,340 for the state of New Mexico, and roughly 45% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Los Alamos Population 13,270
Average Home Value $343,197
Median Household Income $118,293
Median Age 41.4
Unemployment Rate 2.6%
Politics 61.45% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.17
Male Population Estimate: 51.4%
Female Population Estimate: 48.6%
Median Age: 41.4
Male Median Age: 22.0
Female Median Age: 22.4

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:77.3%
Hispanic:19.1%
Asian:7.2%
Other:3.2%
Black:1.1%
Indian:1%
Hawaiian:0.2%

Voting

Los Alamos County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Martin Heinrich
U.S. Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
Ben Ray Luján
U.S. Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
Michelle Lujan Grisham
State governor
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 61.45%
Republican: 34.8%
Libertarian: 2.93%
Green: 0.43%
Other: 0.39%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Los Alamos specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Los Alamos County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Los Alamos County: About 178.117 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Los Alamos County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 38% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Los Alamos is about 2.6%.

New Mexico is ranked #13 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 67.89 out of 100.

13rd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 62.44

The average living wage for the state of New Mexico is $31.58/hr, while the states minimum wage is $10.50/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives New Mexico a minimum wage score of 59.22 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.55/hr, which gives New Mexico a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 2.4 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for New Mexico is $274.70, resulting in a UI benefit score of 84.75 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
New Mexico does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
New Mexico does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
New Mexico does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X New Mexico does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X New Mexico does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X New Mexico does provide some form of paid family leave.
X New Mexico does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X New Mexico does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X New Mexico does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X New Mexico does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X New Mexico does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
New Mexico does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
New Mexico does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
New Mexico does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
New Mexico does not have a "right-to-work" law.
New Mexico does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
New Mexico does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
New Mexico does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
New Mexico does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
New Mexico does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 87544, 87545 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 35.892700
Longitude: -106.286200
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 7287.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 505