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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.

The location of Alamogordo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alamogordo has a population of 31,248 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Alamogordo was established in 1898.

Alamogordo is 4,310 feet [1,314 m] above sea level.<3> 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 lies within the (575) area code.

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 35,582 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alamogordo had an population of 31,248 people. This is an increase of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alamogordo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Bent   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boles Acres   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cloudcroft   [Map]   688   E   13 miles [20.9 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alamogordo. If available, we provide a satellite 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:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alamogordo:

The official website for Otero County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alamogordo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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