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Los Alamos, California - Basic Facts

The Los Alamos Census Designated Place had a population of 1,994 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Los Alamos is located at latitude 34.7299 and longitude -120.2699 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Los Alamos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Los Alamos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408131) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Los Alamos Census Designated Place is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Los Alamos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Los Alamos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,994
Population in Households 1,986
Population in Familes 1,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 516
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 482
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $504,386
Average Home Value $611,826


Median Household Income $81,046
Average Household Income $110,965
Per Capita Income $37,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 1.07%
Households 0.6% 0.87%
Families 0.72% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Los Alamos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Alamos to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 882 42nd
Population Density1 # 934 38th
Diversity Index2 # 786 48th
Median Household Income # 296 81st
Per Capita Income # 362 76th

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