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Population & Median Household Income

Population

2010 U.S. Census Data   17,950
   
2015 U.S. Census Data Population Estimate  17,939*
   
2016 U.S. Census Data Population Estimate  18,147

 *2015 American Community Survey Estimates Detail Based on 2015 Population Estimate

Median Household Income

$101,934


Education Attainment

  Estimate  Percent  % Margin of  Error 
Population 25 years and over   12,713 N/A  N/A
Less than 9th grade  192 1.50%  +/-0.8 
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
 190 1.50% +/-0.7 
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  1,378 10.80%  +/-1.6 
Some college, no degree  1,818 14.30%  +/-2.0 
Associate's degree   970 7.60%  +/-1.8 
Bachelor's degree   3,168 24.90% +/-2.3 
Graduate or professional degree  4,997  39.30% +/-2.8 

Population by Age

Total Population  17,939 
   
 Under 5 years 969 
 5 to 9 years 1,109 
 10 to 14 years 1,257 
 15 to 19 years  616
 20 to 24 years  1,837
 25 to 34 years  2,144
 35 to 44 years  3,048
 45 to 54 years  1,461
 55 to 64 years  1,244
 65 to 74 years  1,654
 75 to 84 years  890
 85 years and over  435
   
 Median age (years) 43.5 

Largest Employers

 Employer  Type of Business  Number of Employees
 Los Alamos National Lab  Research & Development  10,500
 Los Alamos Public Schools  Education  684
 Los Alamos County  Government  670
 Centerra-Los Alamos  Security  300
 Los Alamos Medical Center  Medical Services  271
 Los Alamos National Bank  Banking  170
 Other Employers    2,950
 Total Workforce  15,545

Source: 2016 CAFR (As of June 30, 2016)

Gross Receipts Tax Rates

GRT Rates by Imposing Authority

 Authority FY2016 
 State Imposed Rate 5.1250% 
 Municipal-General 1.2500% 
 Municipal-Environmental-Refuse  0.0625%
 Municipal-MIGRT-Capital Improvement Program (CIP)  0.0625%
 Municipal-MIGRT-CIP  0.0625%
 County - General -1st 1/8th  0.125%
 County - IHC - 2nd  1/8th  0.125%
 County - General -3rd 1/8th CIP  0.125%
 County Correctional - CIP  0.0625%
 County Correctional - CIP  0.0625%
 County Fire Protection Excise Tax   0.125%
 North-Central Regional Transit District Regional Transit-1/8th   0.125%
 Subtotal - Local options:  2.0625
 Total GRT Rates  7.3125

Source: 2016 CAFR

Taxable Gross Receipts

Taxable Gross Receipts by Business Sector FY2016 (in $1,000s)

Business Sector   FY2016
 Servicesa  $1,136,727
 Construction  $38,096
 Retail & Food Services  $74,711
 Telecommunications  $24,434
 Manufacturing  $4,935
 Wholesale  $2,280
 Financial Services  $12,050
 Agriculture  $99
 Mining  -
 Public Administration  $15
 Other  $20,292
 Total  $1,313,639

Source: 2016 CAFR
[a]  Services include professional services, health care, education, administration and support, and waste management and remediation services.

Value of Taxable Property

Total Assesseda and Estimated Actual Value of Taxable Property
 Tax Yearb Real Property  Personal Propertyc  Centrally Assessed Propertyd  Exemptions  Total Assessed Value  Estimated Actual Value Total Direct Mill Ratee
 2015 $675,527,010 $9,742,600 $5,762,060 $(8,944,770)  $682,086,900 $ 2,073,095,010 2.488% 

Notes: 
[a] Assessed valuation is one third of estimated actual value for all ten years.
[b] Tax Year 20XX corresponds to the fiscal year ended on June 30, 20XX+1. For example, taxes levied for Tax Year 2014 were collected during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.
[c] Personal property includes mobile homes and livestock.
[d] Assessed value of communications, pipeline and gas, public utility, airline, mineral, and certain construction property within the County is determined by the New Mexico State Property Tax Division.  A breakdown of real and personal property is not available. 
[e] Weighted average rate applied to assessed value.

Property Tax Rates in Mills

Los Alamos Residential Rate Los Alamos Non-Residential Rate 
 24.374 27.575

Assessed Value of Commercial and Non-Commercial Property

Tax Year: As of 9/16/2016

Land County Totals 
 Residential Land Value  $176,531,620
 Number of Residential Land Parcels  7,181
 Non-Residential Land Value  $206,068,570
 Number of Residential Land Parcels  900

Improvements Value
 Residential  $424,207,640
 Non-Residential  $122,689,720

 Personal Property Value Non-Residential  $8,194,380

Source: Los Alamos County Assessor