For population 25 years and over in Socorro:
For population 15 years and over in Socorro city:
843 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America, 1.4% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $734 (0.7%)
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: Rio Grande, NM (4.2 miles ), Magdalena, NM (4.4 miles ), Casa Colorada, NM (6.1 miles) , Jarales, NM (6.2 miles ), Rio Communities, NM (6.4 miles ), Belen, NM (6.5 miles ), Los Trujillos-Gabaldon, NM (6.5 miles ), Alamo, NM (6.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 106.90 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,479 (+16.3%)
Area code: 505
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Socorro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 29 (20 officers).
Socorro tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: +663 (+8.1%).
Work and jobs in Socorro: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Socorro, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Socorro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 26.9 miles away from Socorro center
On 1/31/1990 at 01:08:19, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/27/1990 at 13:23:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/1998 at 08:05:31, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 MB, 4.0 ML, 3.8 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from Socorro center
On 2/21/1990 at 12:02:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Socorro County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Louis E. Saavedra - Politician.
Hospital/medical center in Socorro:
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.
Local government website: www.socorro.com/city
College/University in Socorro:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Socorro:
Public high school in Socorro:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Socorro:
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.167. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 10.9. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.6. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 11.0. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Socorro and their reported violations in the past:SANTA FE DINER AND TRUCK STOP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Socorro that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 28.8%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 33.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.0% for other race residents, 41.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
People in group quarters in Socorro in 2010:
People in group quarters in Socorro in 2000:
Socorro compared to New Mexico state average:
Banks with branches in Socorro (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Socorro, New Mexico:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Socorro (based on Socorro County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Socorro government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,734 average adjusted gross income)
0.68% of residents moved from foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,324 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Socorro:
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TV broadcast stations around Socorro:
Socorro, New Mexico:
See more detailed statistics of Socorro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Socorro, NM
Total length: 123 meters (404ft)
Total costs: $5,462,000
Total average daily traffic: 86,253
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,695
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Socorro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Socorro, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (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: 177 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Socorro)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Socorro)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Socorro, NM
Total of 29 patent applications in 2008-2013.