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Encyclopedia > Los Alamos, California

(not to be confused with Los Alamos, New Mexico, which is home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Los Alamos is a census-designated place located in Santa Barbara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,372.

The Los Alamos Ranch House is an adobe building dating from the Mexican era, and is a National Historic Landmark.


Los Alamos is located at 34°44'31" North, 120°16'31" West (34.741984, -120.275397)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 km˛ (2.3 mi˛). 6.1 km˛ (2.3 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,372 people, 471 households, and 349 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 225.4/km˛ (582.8/mi˛). There are 488 housing units at an average density of 80.2/km˛ (207.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 76.90% White, 0.22% African American, 1.82% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 15.09% from other races, and 4.74% from two or more races. 34.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 471 households out of which 44.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% are non-families. 20.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.36.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $47,321, and the median income for a family is $49,125. Males have a median income of $32,206 versus $30,714 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $18,013. 13.1% of the population and 10.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=34.741984&longitude=-120.275397&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.741984&lon=-120.275397&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-120.275397&lat=34.741984&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Visit Los Alamos, California (239 words)
Los Alamos is located approximately fifty miles north of Santa Barbara beside Highway 101.
It was founded in 1876 by John Bell and James Shaw, both formerly of San Francisco, who had purchased adjoining 14,000 acre ranches from the area's original Mexican land grants.
The Los Alamos Valley flourishes due to the high water table and area climate as an
Los Alamos, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (656 words)
Los Alamos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California, United States.
Although located in the Los Alamos Valley, the town of Los Alamos is usually considered to be a part of the Santa Ynez Valley community.
The Los Alamos Ranch House is an adobe building dating from the Mexican era, and is a National Historic Landmark.
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