Los Alamos County

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Los Alamos County, New Mexico

2300 Trinity Dr Rm 230
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone: (505) 662-8080
Fax: (505) 662-8079

In north-central NM, northwest of Santa Fe; organized Mar 16, 1949 from Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. Site of the Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic bomb. Name Origin: For its county seat, itself named for the Los Alamos School for Boys, established 1925 by Ashley Pond; form Spanish 'poplars' or 'cottonwoods.'

Area (sq mi):: 109.35 (land 109.35; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 172.10
Population 2005: 18,822 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 1.30% Population 2000: 18,343 (White 82.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 11.70%; Asian 3.80%; Other 5.60%). Foreign born: 6.70%. Median age: 40.80
Income 2000: per capita $34,646; median household $78,993; Population below poverty level: 2.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $41,687-$48,541
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 15.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The purpose of this research is to estimate consequences of the assessment limit in two counties: Los Alamos County and San Juan County in New Mexico.
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The action then shifted to Los Alamos County, where the council was asked to help find a site for the garden and statue.
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