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Population (year 2000): 8,877. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,621 (-2.9% change)
Males: 4,581 (51.6%), Females: 4,296 (48.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $22,530 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Socorro:

  • Hispanic (54.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (38.5%)
  • Other race (23.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.8%)
  • American Indian (4.1%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.4%), Irish (6.7%), United States (6.2%), English (5.5%), Italian (2.4%), Polish (1.7%).New Mexico

Elevation: 4605 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles

Socorro,

For population 25 years and over in Socorro

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Socorro city

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

7.6% Foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +663 (+8.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NM Albuquerque, (75.2 miles pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (357.6 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: NM Magdalena, (23.5 miles Casa Colorada, NM (37.3 miles) , NM (38.3 miles Jarales, Communities, NM Rio (41.8 miles NM Belen, (42.6 miles Trujillos-Gabaldon, NM (42.7 miles Los Chaves, NM (47.7 miles Los NM (47.8 miles Tome-Adelino,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $185,400

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 106.90 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (35.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%), Public administration (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +512 (+5.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,162 (81.6%)


 

Crime in Socorro by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 2 0 0
    per 100,000 22.5 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 3 2
    per 100,000 22.5 33.8 22.5
Robberies 9 10 5
    per 100,000 101.4 112.7 56.3
Assaults 160 144 190
    per 100,000 1802.4 1622.2 2140.4
Burglaries 131 167 129
    per 100,000 1475.7 1881.3 1453.2
Thefts 377 322 388
    per 100,000 4246.9 3627.4 4370.8
Auto thefts 16 23 10
    per 100,000 180.2 259.1 112.7
710.0 669.3 739.6

Average climate in Socorro, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Socorro,
Hospital/medical center in Socorro:
  • SOCORRO GENERAL HOSPITAL (1202 HIGHWAY 60 WEST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Socorro:
  • SIERRA VISTA HOSPITAL (about 66 miles; T OR C, NM)
  • CARRIE TINGLEY HOSPITAL (about 73 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • HEART HOSPITAL OF NEW MEXICO (about 73 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Socorro:
  • ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT (about 70 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; ID: ABQ)
  • HOLLOMAN AFB (about 100 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM; ID: HMN)
  • SIERRA BLANCA REGIONAL (about 104 miles; RUIDOSO, NM; ID: SRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Socorro:
  • SOCORRO MUNI (about 4 miles; SOCORRO, NM; ID: ONM)
  • MAGDALENA (about 27 miles; MAGDALENA, NM; ID: N29)
  • ALEXANDER MUNI (about 40 miles; BELEN, NM; ID: E80)

Amtrak station:
SOCORRO (1007 S. CALIFORNIA ST.) - Bus Station. Services: snack bar, free short-term parking.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 14 $17,546 $15,039 1 $366
Judicial and Legal 2 $3,540 $21,240 1 $568
Police Protection - Officers 16 $40,496 $30,372 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $16,060 $19,272 3 $3,134
Firefighters 16 $43,228 $32,421 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $13,474 $23,098 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 13 $21,960 $20,270 1 $824
Sewerage 12 $22,708 $22,708 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $12,686 $25,372 2 $876
Gas Supply 13 $24,412 $22,534 0 $0
Local Libraries 7 $13,232 $22,683 2 $802
Water Supply 9 $20,130 $26,840 0 $0
Financial Administration 8 $17,482 $26,223 0 $0
Totals for Government 133 $266,954 $24,086 10 $6,570
College/University in Socorro:
  • NEW MEXICO INSTITUTE OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 1,353; Location: 801 LEROY PL; Public; Website: www.nmt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Socorro:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 70 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 73 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 79 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 3,261)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 123 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 123 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 160 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 12,071)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 164 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
Public high school in Socorro:
  • SOCORRO HIGH (Students: 601; Location: HIGHWAY 60 WEST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Socorro:
  • PARKVIEW ELEM. (Students: 452; Location: 107 FRANCISO DE AVONDO; Grades: KG - 03)
  • R. S. SARRACINO MID (Students: 445; Location: 1425 EL CAMINO REAL NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ZIMMERLY ELEM (Students: 237; Location: 511 EL CAMINO REAL NW; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • COTTONWOOD VALLEY CH (Students: 148; Location: 201 NEEL ST.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • EDWARD E. TORRES EL. (Students: 32; Location: 239 GARFIELD AVENUE SW; Grades: PK - PK)
Library in Socorro:
  • SOCORRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $322,757; Location: 401 PARK STREET; 40,837 books; 1,662 audio materials; 1,291 video materials; 90 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Socorro: Chihuahua Historic District (A), Church-McCutcheon Historic District (B), Kittrel Park-Manzanares Avenue Historic District (C), Knights of Pythias Hall (D), Fortune Property Historic Site (E), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (F), San Felipe Pueblo Ruin (G), San Miguel Historic District (H), Socorro Historic District (I), Socorro North Interchange (J), Socorro Plaza (K), Socorro Weather Station (L), Teypama Piro Site (M), Cramer Hall (N), Severo Baca House Historic Site (O), Weir Hall (P), Animal Care Facility (Q), West Hall (R), Herrick House Historic Site (S), Aerojet Building (T).

Churches in Socorro include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), San Miguel Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Saint Paul Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), Kingdom Hall (F), Friendship Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: San Miguel Cemetery (1).

Parks in Socorro include: Socorro Historical Marker (1), Kittrel Park (2).

Post offices: Escondida Post Office (A), Socorro Post Office (B).


Socorro compared to New Mexico state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Socorro:
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KARS (860 AM; 1 kW; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Socorro:
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMXQ (92.9 FM; SOCORRO, NM; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
TV broadcast stations around Socorro:
  • K28CE (Channel 28; SOCORRO, NM; Owner: SON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K10MG (Channel 10; SOCORRO, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

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