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Los Alamos County, New Mexico

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Los Alamos County, New Mexico
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,330
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,330
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
19,419
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,419
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,950
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.1%
Female persons, percent
48.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,284
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 8.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 8,661
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 73.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $322,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,973
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $452
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,071
Building permits, 2021 40
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 7,895
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 13.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 91.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 98.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 67.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
2.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 69.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,617
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 98,204
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 146,155
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $7,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 16.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $119,266
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $60,729
Persons in poverty, percent
3.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 376
Total employment, 2020 16,172
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,490,415
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 7.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,100
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 406
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 142
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 78
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 48
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 245
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 308
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 178.0
Population per square mile, 2010 164.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 109.12
Land area in square miles, 2010 109.17
FIPS Code 35028
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Los Alamos County, New Mexico
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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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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