Socorro County NM Information


Socorro County Subdivisions

Socorro County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,270
Population in Households 17,687
Population in Familes 13,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 583
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 7,056
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,704 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,352 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,273 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $110,507
Average Home Value $160,151


Median Household Income $35,448
Average Household Income $49,367
Per Capita Income $19,640
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.21%
Households 0.1% 0.21%
Families -0.18% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Socorro County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Socorro County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 39th
Population Density1 # 25 24th
Diversity Index2 # 12 67th
Median Household Income # 24 30th
Per Capita Income # 25 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.