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Welcome to Alamogordo ...

The city of Alamogordo is located in southeast New Mexico.

Alamogordo is located in Otero County<1> and is the County Seat for Otero County.

The location of Alamogordo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alamogordo has a population of 31,701 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Alamogordo was established in 1898.

Alamogordo is 4,310 feet [1,314 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude 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

Alamogordo is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

Websites for Alamogordo ...

Official Website:   www.ci.alamogordo.nm.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alamogordo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alamogordo had an population of 31,701 people. This is an increase of 4.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alamogordo had a population of 30,403 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 35,582 people).

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

Communities near Alamogordo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alamogordo.

  • Tularosa [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
    • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Alamogordo
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,974 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa
  • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Alamogordo
    • Estimated population for 2018: 698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft
  • Boles Acres [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles Acres
    • Boles Acres [Otero County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Alamogordo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles Acres
  • La Luz [Otero County]
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    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Alamogordo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
    • Sunspot [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunspot
      • Sunspot [Otero County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Alamogordo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunspot
    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Timberon [Otero County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberon
      • Timberon [Otero County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Alamogordo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberon
    • Hortonville [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
      • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Alamogordo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alamogordo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alamogordo.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alamogordo. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alamogordo.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alamogordo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alamogordo.

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About Otero County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alamogordo: www.ci.alamogordo.nm.us/

The official website for Otero County: www.co.otero.nm.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alamogordo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alamogordo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alamogordo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8834, Longitude: -105.9628       In this case, the coordinates for Alamogordo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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