Alamogordo is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 30,898 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Alamogordo is the tenth largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some cities, Alamogordo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alamogordo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alamogordo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamogordo who work in sales jobs (11.77%), management occupations (10.64%), and office and administrative support (9.98%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Alamogordo, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alamogordo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Alamogordo overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Alamogordo, 21.83% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Alamogordo in 2018 was $27,807, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,228 for a family of four. However, Alamogordo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alamogordo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alamogordo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alamogordo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alamogordo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alamogordo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Alamogordo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.