Socorro, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Socorro, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Socorro had a population of 8,951 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 8,951
Population in Households 8,419
Population in Familes 6,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 532
Population Density2 622
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $34,731
Average Household Income $52,302
Per Capita Income $22,212


Total Housing Units 4,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,992 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,607 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 532 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $129,360
Average Home Value $164,157


Total Households 3,599
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,029
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.31%
Households -0.17% -0.34%
Families -0.44% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 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 # 29 94th
Population Density # 85 81st
Diversity Index # 165 63rd
Median Household Income # 291 35th
Per Capita Income # 208 53rd

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