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Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Los Alamos is an unincorporated townsite in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the townsite had a total population of 11,909. It is home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which was founded to undertake the Manhattan Project. Los Alamos County is an incorporated county, and many county offices are located at the townsite of Los Alamos.

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Geography

Location of Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos is located at 35°53'28" North, 106°17'52" West (35.891086, -106.297727)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the townsite has a total area of 28.1 km² (10.9 mi²). 28.1 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 11,909 people, 5,110 households, and 3,372 families residing in the CDPsite. The population density is 423.4/km² (1,096.2/mi²). There are 5,463 housing units at an average density of 194.2/km² (502.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDPsite is 89.13% White, 0.44% African American, 0.56% Native American, 4.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.01% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 12.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,110 households out of which 31.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% are married couples living together, 6.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% are non-families. 29.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the townsite, the population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDPsite is $71,536, and the median income for a family is $86,876. Males have a median income of $65,638 versus $39,352 for females. The per capita income for the CDPsite is $34,240. 3.6% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.6% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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