Socorro Socorro County, New Mexico

Socorro: City in New Mexico

About

Socorro is a city located in the county of Socorro in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,051 and a population density of 243 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,315 inhabitants.

The city was created 424 years ago in 1597.

Socorro Quick Facts

Population : 8,315 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Socorro County
Postal code : 87801
Phone Area Codes : 575
Area : 37.3 km2
Altitude : 4,603 feet / 1403 meters
Capital city : Socorro is capital of Socorro County
Establishment : January 01, 1598 (424 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 13:46:04 (19th January 2022)
Density : 223 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.85% (2010-2020)
Weather : 30℉ Isolated Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather
Socorro locator map
Location of Socorro on New Mexico map.
Socorro aerial image
Socorro aerial
Socorro aerial image

Geography

Socorro is located at 34°3'30"N 106°53'29"W (34.0584000, -106.8914200).

Socorro map

Weather

Socorro forecast: Isolated rain showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. more

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Socorro decreased by 8.85% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,051 - census
2011 8,987 -0.71% estimation process
2012 8,822 -1.87% estimation process
2013 8,824 0.02% estimation process
2014 8,690 -1.54% estimation process
2015 8,628 -0.72% estimation process
2016 8,530 -1.15% estimation process
2017 8,457 -0.86% estimation process
2018 8,385 -0.86% estimation process
2019 8,348 -0.44% estimation process
2020 8,315 -0.4% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,533
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 5,413
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 2.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,326
April 1, 2010 Population : 5,443
People under 5 years old, percentage : 2.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 15.6%
People over 65 (%) : 27.1%
Female persons, % : 51.3%
White only, percent : 95.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 1.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 93.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 437
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 88.5%

Socorro zip code is 87801. County name: Socorro, County fips: 35053

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 88.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $397,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,989
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $832
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,833
2015-2019 Households : 2,313
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.35
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 94.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 98.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 3.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,108
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 54,609
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 52,682
2012 total retail sales per capita : $9,619
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $107,875
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $61,085
Percentage of people living in poverty : 3.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 458
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 276
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 117
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 393
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 96
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 303
2010 population per square mile : 725.1
2010 land area in square miles : 7.51

People born in Socorro (8)

People born in Socorro, including sheriff Elfego Baca, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico Robert Fortune Sanchez, politician Louis E. Saavedra, .

List

  • Jeff Bhasker (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Jennie Fortune (Secretary of state) she was born in 22/03/1895
  • Harry Sims Bent (American architect and landscape architect) he was born in 01/01/1896
  • Marcus Pino (victim of the COVID-19 pandemic) he was born in 01/01/1977
  • Gail Armstrong

Schools in Socorro

College & universities near Socorro, NM

Code Name City ZIP
187967 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro (NM) 87801

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Socorro, NM

Code Name Address Type
TOC Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 8 South Date St. BUS
ABQ Alvarado Transportation Center 320 First Street SW RAIL

Post offices near Socorro

Post Office Name City ZIP
Socorr Post Office Socorro (NM) 87801

Other cities in Socorro County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Socorro County , NM.

City Name Population Title
Magdalena 869 Human settlement in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Socorro distances to largest New Mexico cities