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Los Alamos, California - Basic Facts

The Los Alamos Census Designated Place had a population of 2,015 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Los Alamos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,015
Population in Households 2,007
Population in Familes 1,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 521
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $96,079
Average Household Income $128,748
Per Capita Income $43,986


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 413 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $611,014
Average Home Value $872,155


Total Households 666
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 492
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 0.85%
Households 0.71% 0.8%
Families 0.79% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.91%

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, 2018 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 Density # 935 38th
Diversity Index # 800 47th
Median Household Income # 244 84th
Per Capita Income # 337 78th

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