Socorro, New Mexico

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Population in 2012: 8,906 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 
Males: 4,724  (53.0%)
Females: 4,182  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,937 (it was $22,530 in 2000)
Socorro:

$30,937
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,663 (it was $13,250 in 2000)

Socorro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,373 (it was $74,100 in 2000)
Socorro:

$107,373
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,923; Detached houses: $134,998; Townhouses or other attached units: $32,194; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,970; Mobile homes: $59,947; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,886

Median gross rent in 2012: $555.

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  • Hispanic - 4,933 (53.9%)
  • White alone - 3,518 (38.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 243 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 157 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 154 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 111 (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 25 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Socorro: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.5%), German (5.7%), English (4.4%), Irish (3.5%), Italian (2.1%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4605 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Socorro,NM real estate house value index trend

Socorro, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Socorro:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Socorro city:

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

651 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia).

This city:  7.1%
New Mexico:  9.6%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Socorro, New Mexico as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Socorro to the number of sex offenders is 636 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $732 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $580 (0.5%)

Socorro satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 106.90 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,368 (+14.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,570 (89.1%)

Area code: 505

Socorro household income distribution Socorro home values distribution

Crime rates in Socorro by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 200011000
per 100,000 22.40.00.00.011.711.10.00.00.0
Rapes 232024001
per 100,000 22.433.122.60.023.344.40.00.011.0
Robberies 9105123402
per 100,000 100.8110.556.611.323.333.344.20.022.1
Assaults 16014419012248N/A736575
per 100,000 1792.51590.62149.11380.2560.1N/A806.1710.2827.0
Burglaries 13116712967861049310893
per 100,000 1467.61844.71459.1758.01003.51155.01026.91180.11025.5
Thefts 377322388304152279229254281
per 100,000 4223.63556.84388.63439.31773.63098.62528.72775.33098.5
Auto thefts 1623108811141513
per 100,000 179.3254.1113.190.593.3122.2154.6163.9143.3
Arson 0N/A2261200
per 100,000 0.0N/A22.622.670.011.122.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.0) 732.7665.1746.7474.2307.7N/A357.5346.5385.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Socorro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
New Mexico average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +663 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

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

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 the city 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 Socorro center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 509.7 miles away from the city 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 the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 520.5 miles away from Socorro 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 the city 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 (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).
Socorro topographic map

Birthplace of: Louis E. Saavedra - Politician.

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:

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)

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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).

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:

SANTA FE DINER AND TRUCK STOP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Socorro that have no violations reported:

  • THE WATER AND ICE STORE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.4%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.9% for Black residents, 34.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.0% for other race residents, 61.6% for two or more races residents)
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)

Socorro, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Socorro compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

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

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

  • Rodeway Inn, 916 California St NE, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (575) 835-0211, Fax: (575) 838-1516
  • Super 8 Motel, 1121 Frontage Rd NW, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (505) 835-4626, Fax: (505) 835-3988
  • Motel 6, 807 S US 85, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (505) 835-4300, Fax: (505) 835-3108
  • Econo Lodge, 713 N California, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (505) 835-1500, Fax: (505) 835-1500
  • Best Western Socorro Hotel & Suites, 1100 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (505) 838-0556, Fax: (505) 838-0598
  • Days Inn, 507 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (505) 835-0230, Fax: (505) 835-1993
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1040 N California St, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (505) 838-4600, Fax: (505) 838-4700
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1009 California St, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (575) 835-0276, Fax: (575) 835-4142
  • Rodeway Inn, 807 S Us Hwy 85, Socorro, NM 87801 , Phone: (575) 435-8300
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Socorro, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Socorro travel time to work - commute Socorro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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 city (based on Socorro County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.23%
Here: 41.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents65.9%9.9%7.2%4.2%2.3%
Congregations39.5%5.3%10.5%7.9%5.3%
NameAssemblies of GodMuslim EstimateChurches of ChristPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%1.2%0.9%4.0%
Congregations5.3%2.6%2.6%2.6%18.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Socorro County:

21.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$13,566$27,1322$1,080
Other Government Administration 13$23,716$21,8922$1,764
Judicial and Legal 2$5,162$30,9721$834
Police Protection - Officers 20$55,550$33,3300$0
Police - Other 11$16,122$17,5884$3,220
Firefighters 15$46,034$36,8270$0
Fire - Other 2$5,790$34,7400$0
Streets and Highways 5$9,694$23,2660$0
Solid Waste Management 17$30,018$21,1890$0
Sewerage 10$24,390$29,2680$0
Parks and Recreation 8$15,096$22,6442$922
Water Supply 10$24,230$29,0760$0
Gas Supply 11$22,808$24,8810$0
Local Libraries 8$17,366$26,0491$378
Other and Unallocable 4$9,842$29,5260$0
Totals for Government 142$319,384$26,99012$8,198

Socorro government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $748,000 ($83.99)
    Air Transportation: $518,000 ($58.16)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($12.46)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($10.44)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,913,000 ($214.80)
    Sewerage: $1,279,000 ($143.61)
    Police Protection: $1,252,000 ($140.58)
    Water Utilities: $1,082,000 ($121.49)
    Central Staff Services: $916,000 ($102.85)
    Fire Protection: $898,000 ($100.83)
    Regular Highways: $606,000 ($68.04)
    General - Other: $532,000 ($59.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $435,000 ($48.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $381,000 ($42.78)
    Libraries: $294,000 ($33.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $95,000 ($10.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($3.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($6.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($3.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,031,000 ($564.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($0.67)

Socorro government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $967,000 ($108.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $582,000 ($65.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,462,000 ($164.16)
    Interest Earnings: $343,000 ($38.51)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,978,000 ($222.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,041,000 ($116.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,155,000 ($129.69)
    All Other: $647,000 ($72.65)
    Housing & Community Development: $575,000 ($64.56)
    Highways: $272,000 ($30.54)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,465,000 ($164.50)
    Property: $308,000 ($34.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $252,000 ($28.30)
    Public Utilities: $161,000 ($18.08)
    NEC: $4,000 ($0.45)

Socorro government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($11.23)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $455,000 ($51.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $425,000 ($47.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($11.23)
    Other, NEC: $30,000 ($3.37)

Socorro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,468,000 ($389.40)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $425,000 ($47.72)

8.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200526,734 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

0.68% of residents moved from foreign countries($475 average AGI)
Socorro County:

0.68%
New Mexico average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bernalillo County, NM  1.38% ($26,247 average AGI)
from Valencia County, NM  0.66% ($23,324)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.25% ($20,143)


8.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200627,324 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

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:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.77% ($23,354 average AGI)
to Valencia County, NM  1.09% ($25,705)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.41% ($23,304)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Socorro, New Mexico:
  • Fatal accident count: 43
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 55
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
New Mexico average:
  • Fatal accident count: 129
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 185
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 142
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 352
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 22
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: 27
Total length: 123 meters (404ft)
Total costs: $5,462,000
Total average daily traffic: 86,253
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,695

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 20
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
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: 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:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Socorro

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Socorro, NM
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
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
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  • Silversun Sturgis (3)
  • Victor J. Yodaiken (3)
  • Thomas David Burleigh (3)
  • Snezna Rogelj (3)
  • Frank Huang (2)
  • George J. Dixon (2)
  • Richard D. Scott (2)
  • Warren Ostergren (1)
  • Cort Dougan (1)
  • Igor V. Magedov (1)

Total of 35 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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