Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
A westward aerial view of Los Alamos
A westward aerial view of Los Alamos
Nickname(s): 
Atomic City; The Hill;
Site Y; Secret City (past)
Motto(s): 
"Where discoveries are made"
Location of Los Alamos, New Mexico
Location of Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico is located in the United States
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 35°53′28″N 106°17′52″W / 35.89111°N 106.29778°W / 35.89111; -106.29778Coordinates: 35°53′28″N 106°17′52″W / 35.89111°N 106.29778°W / 35.89111; -106.29778
Country United States
State New Mexico
CountyLos Alamos
Area
 • Total11.1 sq mi (28.8 km2)
 • Land11.1 sq mi (28.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
7,320 ft (2,231 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total12,019
 • Density1,080/sq mi (417.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
87544, 87547
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-42320
GNIS feature ID0901357

Los Alamos (Spanish: Los Álamos, meaning "The Cottonwoods" or "The Poplars")[3] is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. It is the county seat and one of two population centers in the county known as census-designated places (CDPs); the other is White Rock.

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  2. "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Los Alamos CDP, New Mexico". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  3. Julyan, Robert Hixson (1998), The Place Names of New Mexico, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, p. 208, ISBN 978-08263-1689-9