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Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Welcome to Alamogordo ...

The city of Alamogordo is located in southeast New Mexico.

Alamogordo is located in Otero County and is the County Seat for Otero County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alamogordo has a population of 31,283 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Alamogordo was established in 1898.

Alamogordo is 4,310 feet [1,314 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Alamogordo is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alamogordo lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alamogordo: (575)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alamogordo had a population of 30,403 people (which is 47.66% of the total population of Otero County). This makes Alamogordo the county's most populous community.

The population of Alamogordo represents 1.48% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,403 people, the population of Alamogordo decreased 14.56% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 35,582 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alamogordo had an population of 31,283 people. This is an increase of 2.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.08% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alamogordo.

Communities near Alamogordo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016
Bent   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boles Acres   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cloudcroft   [Map]   693   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
High Rolls   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hortonville   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
La Luz   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alamogordo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alamogordo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alamogordo. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alamogordo:

Websites for Alamogordo ...

Official Website:
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alamogordo ...

Looking for more information about Alamogordo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alamogordo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alamogordo.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alamogordo. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Otero County

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alamogordo.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alamogordo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Alamogordo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alamogordo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alamogordo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alamogordo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alamogordo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8834, Longitude: -105.9628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alamogordo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alamogordo.