Socorro County NM Information


Socorro County Subdivisions

Socorro County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,812
Population in Households 17,229
Population in Familes 13,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 583
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $35,130
Average Household Income $53,027
Per Capita Income $21,451


Total Housing Units 8,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,639 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,369 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,232 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $122,658
Average Home Value $178,347


Total Households 7,008
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,236
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.28%
Households -0.01% -0.27%
Families -0.32% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


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, 2018 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 # 22 36th
Population Density # 25 24th
Diversity Index # 11 70th
Median Household Income # 23 33rd
Per Capita Income # 17 52nd

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