Socorro, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 8,440 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 4,467  (52.9%)
Females: 3,973  (47.1%)
Median resident age:

27.9 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,627 (it was $22,530 in 2000)
Socorro:

$33,627
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,949 (it was $13,250 in 2000)

Socorro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,175 (it was $74,100 in 2000)
Socorro:

$115,175
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $563.

March 2019 cost of living index in Socorro: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.2%
(28.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 33.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for other race residents, 80.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Socorro, NM (2017)
    • 5,08859.0%Hispanic
    • 2,40827.9%White alone
    • 6447.5%American Indian alone
    • 2743.2%Asian alone
    • 2212.6%Two or more races
    • 80.09%Other race alone
    • 40.05%Black alone

Races in Socorro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Socorro, New Mexico as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Socorro is 515 to 1.


Crime rates in Socorro by year

Type

2005

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.3)
4
(44.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
2
(23.0)
1
(11.5)
2
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.3)
2
(23.3)
3
(33.3)
4
(44.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.1)
4
(45.1)
4
(45.1)
5
(57.6)
4
(46.2)
4
(46.8)
3
(35.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
122
(1,380)
48
(560.1)
N/A73
(806.1)
65
(710.2)
75
(827.0)
70
(790.0)
63
(709.5)
55
(633.3)
57
(657.8)
79
(924.3)
56
(669.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(758.0)
86
(1,004)
104
(1,155)
93
(1,027)
108
(1,180)
93
(1,025)
127
(1,433)
122
(1,374)
158
(1,819)
134
(1,546)
92
(1,076)
88
(1,052)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
304
(3,439)
152
(1,774)
279
(3,099)
229
(2,529)
254
(2,775)
281
(3,098)
308
(3,476)
335
(3,773)
378
(4,353)
314
(3,624)
312
(3,650)
295
(3,527)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(90.5)
8
(93.3)
11
(122.2)
14
(154.6)
15
(163.9)
13
(143.3)
16
(180.6)
16
(180.2)
20
(230.3)
28
(323.1)
21
(245.7)
32
(382.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.6)
6
(70.0)
1
(11.1)
2
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)477.3309.7388.9359.9348.8388.0425.3425.9482.3479.9458.6390.1

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City-data.com crime index in Socorro, NM

Crime rate in Socorro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: American (5.6%), English (2.5%), German (2.3%), European (1.9%), Iranian (1.7%), Dutch (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4605 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

Population density: 586 people per square mile   (low).

Socorro, New Mexico map

691 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.5% Asia).

This city:

8.0%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,038 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $917 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (74.4 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (299.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Escondida, NM (1.7 miles),
Luis Lopez, NM (2.3 miles),
Lemitar, NM (2.6 miles ),
Polvadera, NM (3.2 miles ),
Chamizal, NM (3.3 miles),
San Antonito, NM (3.4 miles ),
Alamillo, NM (3.7 miles),
San Acacia, NM (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 106.90 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +873 (+10.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,633 (86.6%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Socorro, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Socorro, NM in 2017
Socorro satellite photo by USGS

Socorro tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Socorro, NM
Historical housing units in Socorro, NM

Population change in the 1990s: +663 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in Socorro, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.6%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Socorro, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Socorro, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Socorro, New Mexico average temperatures Socorro, New Mexico average precipitation Socorro, New Mexico humidity Socorro, New Mexico wind speed Socorro, New Mexico snowfall Socorro, New Mexico sunshine Socorro, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Socorro, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Socorro-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 551.4 miles away from Socorro center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 509.7 miles away from Socorro center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 545.6 miles away from Socorro center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 520.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 511.6 miles away from Socorro center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Socorro County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Socorro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Socorro:

  • SOCORRO GENERAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1202 HIGHWAY 60 WEST)
  • SOCORRO GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH CARE (306 NORTH CALIFORNIA STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY- SOCORRO (1203 HIGHWAY 60 WEST)

Airports and heliports located in Socorro:

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Amtrak station:

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

College/University in Socorro:

  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Full-time enrollment: 1,762; Location: 801 Leroy Place; Public; Website: www.nmt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Socorro:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 72 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 81 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 118 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 120 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 124 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 124 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)

Public high school in Socorro:

  • SOCORRO HIGH (Students: 563, Location: 1200 MICHIGAN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Socorro:

See full list of schools located in Socorro

Library in Socorro:

  • SOCORRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $510,640; Location: 401 PARK STREET; 51,764 books; 5,940 audio materials; 2,430 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 89 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Socorro: Teypama Piro Site (A), Socorro Plaza (B), Kittrel Park-Manzanares Avenue Historic District (C), Knights of Pythias Hall (D), San Felipe Pueblo Ruin (E), San Miguel Historic District (F), Socorro Historic District (G), Chihuahua Historic District (H), Church-McCutcheon Historic District (I), Fortune Property Historic Site (J), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (K), Socorro Weather Station (L), US Bureau of Land Management Socorro Library (M), Socorro Fire Department Station 2 (N), New Mexico Bureau of Mines Mineral Museum (O), Socorro Fire Department Station 1 (P), Price-Loewenstein Mercantile (Q), A G Torres House (R), Anastacio Sedillo House (S), The Capitol (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Socorro include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), Saint Paul Church (D), Church of San Miguel Historic Site (E), Church of Christ (F), Church of the Epiphany Historic Site (G), San Miguel Church (H), Socorro Baptist Temple (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: San Miguel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Socorro include: Socorro Historical Marker (1), Kittrel Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Socoro County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 600 6th Street North).

Hotels: Motel 6 (807 Highway 85), Econo Lodge Socorro (713 California Street Northwest), Days Inn Socorro NM (507 North California Street), San Miguel Inn (916 California Northeast), Sands Motel (205 North California Street), Socorro Super 8 Motel (1121 Frontage Rd E), Economy Inn (400 North California Street).

Courts: New Mexico State Government - District Court Clerk (200 Church Street), New Mexico State Government - Courts- Socorro County Magistrate Court Divisi (102 Winkler Street), Socorro City Government - Municipal Court (404 Park Street).

Birthplace of: Louis E. Saavedra - Politician.

Socorro County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Socorro and their reported violations in the past:

SOCORRO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 9,051, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-2012)
  • 29 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
UNM SEVILLETA FIELD STATION (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.7%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Socorro in 2010:

  • 457 people in college/university student housing
  • 57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Socorro in 2000:

  • 453 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 55 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Socorro (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: at 103 Manzanares Avenue, branch established on 1947/07/01; Motor Facility at 200 California Street, branch established on 1986/01/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $119.4 mil, Deposits: $107.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bbs Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Socorro Branch at 501 N California St, branch established on 1972/08/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Socorro Banking Center Branch at 201 Plaza Northwest, branch established on 1959/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Socorro:

Marital status in Socorro, NM
  • Never married: 54.2%
  • Now married: 23.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Socorro:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Socorro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Socorro, NM (based on Socorro County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,03615
Evangelical Protestant1,33315
Other9044
Mainline Protestant2986
None8,295-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Socorro County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Socorro County:

21.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.1%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Socorro:

10.6%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Socorro, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$81,968$39,3450$0
Firefighters 19$61,569$38,8860$0
Solid Waste Management 17$41,875$29,5591$357
Water Supply 13$40,499$37,3840$0
Sewerage 12$33,984$33,9840$0
Streets and Highways 11$24,151$26,3470$0
Other Government Administration 11$21,491$23,4450$0
Gas Supply 11$27,763$30,2870$0
Financial Administration 9$28,784$38,3790$0
Local Libraries 9$23,240$30,9871$253
Parks and Recreation 9$19,151$25,5359$3,172
Police - Other 8$16,408$24,6120$0
Other and Unallocable 5$13,244$31,7862$1,067
Judicial and Legal 2$6,927$41,5621$763
Fire - Other 1$3,724$44,6880$0
Health 1$2,690$32,2801$300
Transit 1$2,570$30,8401$768
Totals for Government 164$450,038$32,93016$6,680

Socorro government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,812,000 ($333.18)
    Police Protection: $1,745,000 ($206.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,667,000 ($197.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,540,000 ($182.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,272,000 ($150.71)
    Financial Administration: $1,202,000 ($142.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,091,000 ($129.27)
    Sewerage: $1,071,000 ($126.90)
    Central Staff Services: $944,000 ($111.85)
    Regular Highways: $529,000 ($62.68)
    Health - Other: $77,000 ($9.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($1.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $162,000 ($19.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,070,000 ($126.78)
    Regular Highways: $347,000 ($41.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($10.43)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($2.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,400,000 ($284.36)

Socorro government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,342,000 ($159.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,271,000 ($150.59)
    Other: $775,000 ($91.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($5.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $232,000 ($27.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $172,000 ($20.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000 ($9.60)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($1.18)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.71)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,895,000 ($343.01)
    Water Utilities: $1,554,000 ($184.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $808,000 ($95.73)
    General Local Government Support: $708,000 ($83.89)
    Highways: $240,000 ($28.44)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,020,000 ($357.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,292,000 ($153.08)
    Property: $944,000 ($111.85)
    Other License: $698,000 ($82.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $243,000 ($28.79)

Socorro government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,161,000 ($848.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,673,000 ($790.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $488,000 ($57.82)

Socorro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $209,000 ($24.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,045,000 ($242.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,000 ($29.03)

5.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.92% ($26,588 average AGI)
from Valencia County, NM  0.83% ($29,174)


7.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.76% ($36,150 average AGI)
to Valencia County, NM  1.04% ($33,441)
Businesses in Socorro, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Howard Johnson1
Arby's1Kroger1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Burger King1Nike1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway1
Dennys1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Socorro:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

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.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Socorro:

  • K28CE (Channel 28; SOCORRO, NM; Owner: SON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K10MG (Channel 10; SOCORRO, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
Socorro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Socorro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 99.9mTotal length
  • $6,674,000Total costs
  • 141,492Total average daily traffic
  • 44,915Total average daily truck traffic
  • 149,528Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Socorro, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 221970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Socorro, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Socorro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Socorro, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 211 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Socorro)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Socorro)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 48. The highest number of reported fires - 79 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Socorro, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.7%), and Structure Fires (30.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Socorro, NM
    • 36244.7%Outside Fires
    • 24830.7%Structure Fires
    • 10412.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 9511.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Socorro, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Socorro, New Mexico:

  • Rodeway Inn, 916 California St NE, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (575) 835-0211, Fax: (575) 838-1516
  • Econo Lodge, 713 N California, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (505) 835-1500, Fax: (505) 835-1500
  • Best Western Socorro Hotel & Suites, 1100 N California St, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (505) 838-0556, Fax: (505) 838-0598
  • Days Inn, 507 N California St, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (505) 835-0230, Fax: (505) 835-1993
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1040 N California St, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (505) 838-4600, Fax: (505) 838-4700
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1009 California St, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (575) 835-0276, Fax: (575) 835-4142
  • Rodeway Inn, 807 S Us Hwy 85, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (575) 435-8300
  • Econo Lodge, Socorro, NM 87801, 713 N California ,St ,Socorro NM, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 , Phone: (575) 835-1500
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Socorro, New Mexico
Most common first names in Socorro, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4371.9 years
Mary4075.9 years
William3576.1 years
Jose3177.3 years
Frank2972.8 years
Robert2869.9 years
James2473.0 years
Charles2276.4 years
Joe2171.1 years
Maria1971.8 years
Most common last names in Socorro, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gonzales7074.9 years
Baca5876.8 years
Chavez4571.7 years
Montoya3473.4 years
Garcia2977.4 years
Padilla2773.4 years
Lopez2775.0 years
Armijo2773.1 years
Romero2471.8 years
Sanchez2374.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Socorro, NM
  • 66.6%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Socorro, NM
  • 82.6%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood


Socorro compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Socorro on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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