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Alamosa is a city in Alamosa County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "cottonwood"
The latitude of Alamosa is 37.469N. The longitude is -105.869W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,543 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,570.
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13% of Alamosa residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alamosa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alamosa was $15,405, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Alamosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alamosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.
Libraries in Alamosa include Alamosa/Southern Peaks Public Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRZA.
Alamosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alamosa political report.
The average commute time for Alamosa workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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