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Alamogordo is a city in Otero County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "cottonwood."
The latitude of Alamogordo is 32.899N. The longitude is -105.959W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,341 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,551.
The first atomic bomb, produced at the Manhattan Project laboratory in Los Alomos, was exploded in a test 60 miles from here in July 1945.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alamogordo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otero County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88325 ZIP code.
16% of Alamogordo residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alamogordo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alamogordo was $14,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Alamogordo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Alamogordo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Alamogordo include Alamogordo Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Alamogordo include Alamogordo Daily News
Otero County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alamogordo political report.
The average commute time for Alamogordo workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alamogordo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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