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ZIP Code 87544

Primary City:Los Alamos, NM (View All Cities)
Timezone: Mountain (1:18pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.9, -106.3
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87544

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87544. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 87544. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87544, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Los Alamos, NM
Acceptable:
White Rock
Unacceptable:
Bandelier National Monument

Stats and Demographics for the 87544 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87544 is located in north New Mexico and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 87544 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87544 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,950
Population Density 322 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,354
Median Home Value $284,500
Land Area 55.80 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,663
Median Household Income $106,686

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male483643647592255396499538604791873802630425297211185158
Female477572660534243333485576609835848754585424294247205240
Total9601,2151,3071,1264987299841,1141,2131,6261,7211,5561,215849591458390398

Gender

 Male 9,029 50%
 Female 8,921 50%
Gender

Race

 White 15,765 87.8%
 Black Or African American 102 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 142 0.8%
 Asian 1,071 6.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.1%
 Other Race 393 2.2%
 Two Or More Races 467 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner213388981,6381,398802511222
Renter102559375353254795558
Total1238971,2731,9911,652881566280

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,451 58%
 Single Guardian 748 10%
 Singles 2,183 28%
 Singles With Roommate 281 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,261 69%
 Households with Kids 2,402 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male989110496124141129114135119131121160116157146148984339
Female9510494104106105120110131136126127125146145129141774243
Total1931951982002302462492242662552572482852623022752891758582

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87544 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87544 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 87544 real estate data, the median home value of $284,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 87544. Rentals in 87544 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87544 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,856 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 10 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 3 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 55 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 17 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 9 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,021 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,807 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,835 22%
 Households Vacant 691 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 198 28.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1.2%
 For Sale Only 74 10.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 2.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 257 37.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 139 20.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 81 4%
 1 Bedroom 287 15%
 2 Bedroom 758 41%
 3+ Bedroom 741 40%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $106,686 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 87544 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 87544 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,958 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,936 21%
 No Earnings 4,401 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,958 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,936 21%
 No Earnings 4,401 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,505 85.2%
 Public transportation 251 2.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 15 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 639 7.3%
 Worked at Home 397 4.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 87544 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 175 3%
 High School Graduate 1,504 24%
 Associate's degree 364 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,207 19%
 Master's degree 1,199 19%
 Professional school degree 79 1%
 Doctorate degree 1,855 29%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,003 79.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 382 10.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 388 10.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87544

ZIP Code 87544 is in the Los Alamos Public Schools. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87544.

Aspen Elementary
2182 33rd St
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Barranca Mesa Elementary
57 Loma Del Escolar
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Chamisa Elementary
301 Meadow Ln
White Rock, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Mountain Elementary
2280 North Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Pinon Elementary
90 Grand Canyon Dr
White Rock, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Los Alamos Middle School
1 Hawk Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Los Alamos High School
1300 Diamond Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Los Alamos Public Schools
Canyoncito Montessori School & Child Care Center
2525 Canyon Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Ponderosa Montessori School
304 Rover Blvd
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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