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Los Alamos is in Santa Barbara County, in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "poplar"
The latitude of Los Alamos is 34.744N. The longitude is -120.277W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,372.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Los Alamos demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Santa Barbara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Santa Barbara area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93440 ZIP code.
10% of Los Alamos residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Los Alamos ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Los Alamos was $18,013, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Los Alamos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Los Alamos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,482.
Santa Barbara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Los Alamos political report.
The average commute time for Los Alamos workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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