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Alamogordo city, New Mexico; Otero County, New Mexico

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Table

Alamogordo city, New Mexico
Otero County, New Mexico
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
68,537
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
68,537
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
NA
67,839
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
NA
1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 30,898 67,839
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 30,403 63,797
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.6%
17.3%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
48.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.3%
82.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.4%
4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
8.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
8.8%
3.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
35.0%
38.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
55.1%
48.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 4,720 7,835
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.5% 9.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 31,947
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 60.0% 65.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $125,400 $120,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $970 $969
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $330 $306
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $787 $811
Building permits, 2021 X 3
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 12,830 23,112
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.42 2.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 77.6% 81.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 18.3% 25.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.3% 90.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 85.3% 82.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.9% 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 21.8% 18.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 13.4% 13.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.6%
11.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.0% 48.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.5% 48.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 164,664
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 199,110 210,437
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 525,316 567,703
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,677 $8,596
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 17.1 20.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $45,786 $45,032
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,807 $24,777
Persons in poverty, percent
16.9%
15.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 913
Total employment, 2020 X 11,958
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 397,431
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 3,414
All firms, 2012 1,798 3,918
Men-owned firms, 2012 838 1,805
Women-owned firms, 2012 590 1,442
Minority-owned firms, 2012 492 1,388
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,138 2,244
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 212 561
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,372 3,012
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,418.5 9.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 21.43 6,613.21
FIPS Code 3501780 35035
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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