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Socorro, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Socorro had a population of 8,942 as of July 1, 2016. Socorro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Socorro is located at latitude 34.0547 and longitude -106.9062 in Socorro County. The formal boundaries for the City of Socorro (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Socorro County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,603 feet.

The City of Socorro (GNIS ID: 2411919) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Socorro is located within of Socorro County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Socorro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Socorro: Nuestra Senora de Socorro de Pilabo *, Nuestra Senora del So, San Miguel de Socorro, Teypana.

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


Total Population 8,942
Population in Households 8,409
Population in Familes 6,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 533
Population Density1 621
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 3,539
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,008
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,962 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,577 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 546 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $115,640
Average Home Value $144,918


Median Household Income $36,333
Average Household Income $49,839
Per Capita Income $20,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.16%
Households -0.49% -0.19%
Families -0.74% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Socorro to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 28 94th
Population Density1 # 86 81st
Diversity Index2 # 159 64th
Median Household Income # 264 41st
Per Capita Income # 222 50th

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