White Rock and Los Alamos Rank High in Income Equality

Of 68 New Mexico cities and towns, White Rock and Los Alamos rank number three and five in terms of the most evenly distributed community incomes in the state.

This is not a surprising result giving the consistent incomes provided by Los Alamos County’s single largest employer, the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The U.S. Census Bureau has put together a database of these rankings for 9,423 U.S. cities, incorporated towns, boroughs, villages and census designated places (CDPs) that have at least 1,000 households.

Artesia ranks as the New Mexico community with the most disparity in income. Paradise Hills has the greatest income equality.

For more detailed information and access to the database, see the story “New Mexico Cities with most, least income inequality – New Mexico Business Weekly by Joe Renaud, Web Editor.

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