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Facts, Figures

The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.

LANL Facts, Figures - 2014


Total employees, 10,199

  • Los Alamos National Security, LLC, 7,445
  • SOC Los Alamos, 365
  • Contractors, 323
  • Students, 953
  • Unionized craft workers, 748
  • Post doctoral researchers, 365

Budget, FY 2014

Approx. $2.1 billion

  • 56% Weapons programs
  • 10% Nonproliferation programs
  • 6% Safeguards and Security
  • 9% Environmental Management
  • 5% DOE Office of Science
  • 4% Energy and other programs
  • 10% Work for Others


Located 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on 36 square miles of DOE-owned property

More than 2,000 individual facilities, including 47 technical areas with 8 million square feet under roof including

  • 1,280 buildings (11 nuclear facilities)
  • 268 miles of roads (100 paved)
  • 34 miles of electrical lines
  • 63 miles of gas lines
  • power plant

Replacement value of $9.8 billion


LANS and students only:
34% of employees live in Los Alamos; remainder commute from Santa Fe, Española, Taos, Albuquerque

Average Age: 46

  • 67% male, 33% female
  • 44% minorities
  • 67% university degrees
  • 26% hold undergraduate degrees
  • 18% hold master’s degrees
  • 23% have earned a PhD

Major Awards

R&D 100 awards since 1978: 124
E.O. Lawrence Awards: 31
Seaborg Medal
Edward Teller Medal
Nobel Prize in Physics: Frederick Reines

Albuquerque to Los Alamos, NM

98 miles; 1 hr, 51 min.

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Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

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Contact LANL

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Journalist Queries
Communications Office
(505) 667-7000

Directory Assistance
(505) 667-5061

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