Socorro, Texas

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Population in 2013: 32,517 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.8%
 
Males: 16,247  (50.0%)
Females: 16,270  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  31.6 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79927.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,911 (it was $24,087 in 2000)
Socorro:

$30,911
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,227 (it was $7,287 in 2000)

Socorro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,073 (it was $48,700 in 2000)
Socorro:

$79,073
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $140,851; Detached houses: $147,477; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,686; In 2-unit structures: $87,972; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,246; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,980; Mobile homes: $51,305; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,881

Median gross rent in 2013: $701.

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  • Races in Socorro, TX (2013)

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    • 31,61396.4%Hispanic
    • 5261.6%White alone
    • 3791.2%American Indian alone
    • 750.2%Asian alone
    • 290.09%Black alone
    • 250.08%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Socorro: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 17.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,857 people per square mile   (low).

Socorro,TX real estate house value index trend

Socorro, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Socorro:

  • High school or higher: 54.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Socorro city:

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

11,366 residents are foreign born (34.6% Latin America).

This city:

34.8%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Socorro, Texas as of February 06, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Socorro to the number of sex offenders is 32,693 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,203 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,289 (1.8%)

Socorro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (13.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (362.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Sparks, TX (1.8 miles ), San Elizario, TX (2.0 miles ), Clint, TX (2.1 miles ), Horizon City, TX (2.3 miles ), Morning Glory, TX (2.5 miles ), Agua Dulce, TX (2.8 miles ), Fabens, TX (3.4 miles ), Homestead Meadows South, TX (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $43,600
  • 1998: 90 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 1999: 346 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 2000: 72 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 2002: 69 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 2003: 75 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 2004: 352 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2005: 396 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2006: 392 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2008: 68 buildings, average cost: $74,600
  • 2009: 75 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 76 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2011: 101 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2012: 140 buildings, average cost: $93,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.64 N, Longitude: 106.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,753 (-20.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,649 (14.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 915

Socorro household income distribution Socorro home values distribution

Property values in Socorro, TX


Crime rates in Socorro by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.03.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4585845336348
per 100,000 14.417.628.217.528.113.115.89.29.218.39.212.024.3
Robberies 92141181426181616665
per 100,000 32.47.149.338.428.145.982.355.549.248.818.418.015.2
Assaults 108424456668878608569484545
per 100,000 388.9148.1154.9195.7231.7288.3246.9184.9261.4210.4146.8135.0136.8
Burglaries 8295847677131161171200143857989
per 100,000 295.3335.0295.8265.6270.3429.1509.7527.1615.0436.1260.0237.1270.6
Thefts 216241323359371357456506442400384336324
per 100,000 777.9849.81,137.41,254.71,302.21,169.51,443.61,559.61,359.11,219.91,174.81,008.2985.1
Auto thefts 40407073577661906561423046
per 100,000 144.1141.0246.5255.1200.1249.0193.1277.4199.9186.0128.590.0139.9
Arson 23341085718720
per 100,000 7.210.610.614.035.126.215.821.63.124.421.46.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 173.2122.2164.5164.1175.2197.6208.7194.7200.4176.6125.6113.2129.0

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 37 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.76
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3,936 (+17.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Socorro: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Socorro, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Socorro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 424.8 miles away from Socorro center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 437.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 560.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 620.7 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 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in El Paso County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Socorro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Socorro:

  • NEW MISSION HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CLINT, TX)
  • NEW HOPE COMMUNITY LIVING V I (Hospital, about 5 miles away; EL PASO, TX)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HORIZON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; EL PASO, TX)
  • ALMAR HOME HEALTH CARE CORP (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; EL PASO, TX)
  • REVIVE HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; EL PASO, TX)
  • HIGHLANDS REGIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; EL PASO, TX)
  • FOUNDATION SURGICAL HOSPITAL OF EL PASO Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; EL PASO, TX)

Amtrak station near Socorro:

  • 16 miles: EL PASO (700 SAN FRANCISCO AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Socorro:

  • El Paso Community College (about 11 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 13 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 17 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 53 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 53 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 142 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 155 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Center for Employment Training, Correct location: 10610 N. Loop Dr., STE R, Socorro, TX 79927
  • Can you include the URL for the Official website for the City of Socorro, Texas? WWW.SOCORROTEXAS.ORG Mark Threadgill City Clerk 124 S. Horizon Blvd. Socorro, Texas 79927 threadgillma at socorrotexas.org

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Notable locations in Socorro: Rio Vista Farm Historic District (A), Socorro Fire Department (B), Life Ambulance Service Station 2 (C), Bracero Reception Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Socorro include: Segunda Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesus Church (A), Apostolic Church (B), Apostolic Assembly Church (C), Church of God (D), Saints Peter and Paul Church (E), Socorro Mission (F), Nuestra Senora de Socorro Mission (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Socorro include: Moon City Park (1), Soccoro Student Activities Complex (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

El Paso County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 329. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

329
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.647. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.647
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 16.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.323. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 97.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

97.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0150. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0150
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.0%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.5% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.2% for American Indian residents, 40.2% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  87.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
22 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Socorro, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Socorro compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.7
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Socorro city (based on El Paso County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic345,95055
Evangelical Protestant87,056329
Other16,67540
Mainline Protestant10,14546
Black Protestant1,70312
Orthodox6473
None338,471-
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: 116
El Paso County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
El Paso County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 216
El Paso County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 444
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
El Paso County:

24.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,277$33,1080$0
Other Government Administration 18$46,969$31,3130$0
Judicial and Legal 6$14,899$29,7980$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$152,626$73,2600$0
Police - Other 12$15,690$15,6900$0
Streets and Highways 25$38,009$18,2440$0
Welfare 1$2,723$32,6762$1,484
Health 1$2,141$25,6920$0
Totals for Government 91$281,334$37,0992$1,484

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $988,000 ($30.38)
    Police Protection: $779,000 ($23.96)
    General - Other: $433,000 ($13.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $317,000 ($9.75)
    Health Services - Other: $109,000 ($3.35)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($1.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($2.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,516,000 ($46.62)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $784,000 ($24.11)
    Property Sale Other: $50,000 ($1.54)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($1.05)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $639,000 ($19.65)
  • Tax - Property: $1,451,000 ($44.62)
    Total General Sales: $346,000 ($10.64)
    NEC: $180,000 ($5.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,771,000 ($54.46)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $424,000 ($13.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,125,000 ($34.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $494,000 ($15.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $576,000 ($17.71)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,680,000 ($113.17)

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.36% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,157 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.36%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.31% ($28,647 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($28,145)
from Bexar County, TX  0.14% ($34,114)


4.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,774 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.21%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.35% ($29,763 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.23% ($38,719)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($31,449)

Strongest AM radio stations in Socorro:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KVIV (1340 AM; 1 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: SPANISH CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Socorro:

  • KTSM-FM (99.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFX (92.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K219BX (91.7 FM; EL PASO, ETC., TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSII (93.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KINT-FM (93.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY-FM (96.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAQ (95.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KPAS (103.1 FM; FABENS, TX; Owner: ALGIE A. FELDER)
  • KHRO (94.7 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPRR (102.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVER (91.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXCR (89.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBNA-FM (97.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTEP (88.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO)
  • K212EO (90.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Socorro:

  • KTSM-TV (Channel 9; EL PASO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF EL PASO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVIA-TV (Channel 7; EL PASO, TX; Owner: NPG OF TEXAS, L.P.)
  • KSCE (Channel 38; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 38 CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • KINT-TV (Channel 26; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFOX-TV (Channel 14; EL PASO, TX; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTYO (Channel 48; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS VI, L.P.)
  • KTFN (Channel 65; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDBC-TV (Channel 4; EL PASO, TX; Owner: KDBC-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCOS (Channel 13; EL PASO, TX; Owner: EL PASO PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Socorro)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • BUFORD, 1099 Moon Road (Lat: 31.666000 Lon: -106.261361), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WPJA717
    Assigned Frequencies: 19365.0 MHz, 19350.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • FOXCONN Warehouse, 11771 Alameda, 79927 (Lat: 31.616889 Lon: -106.256361), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12.4 m, Call Sign: WQJE511
    Assigned Frequencies: 22809.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/2008, Expiration Date: 08/11/2018, Certifier: Arturo Bedolla
    Registrant: Bordercomm Partners LP, 6842 Industrial Ave., El Paso, TX 79915, Phone: (915) 225-4427, Fax: (915) 779-8880, Email:
  • Rec Center, Off Pablo Silvas Sr St (Lat: 31.616806 Lon: -106.292833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQNH655
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/08/2021, Certifier: Raul Candeleria Jr
    Registrant: Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, TX 79917, Phone: (915) 860-7105, Fax: (915) 870-2794
  • SPEAKING REC, 11200 Santos Sanchez (Lat: 31.621194 Lon: -106.294028), Type: Mast, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQQL958, Licensee ID: L01629402
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2013, Expiration Date: 01/24/2023, Certifier: Scott Brown
    Registrant: Speaking Rock Entertainment, 119 S Old Pueblo Rd, El Paso, TX 79907, Phone: (915) 860-7777, Fax: (915) 860-7745, Email:
  • VALLEY SUB, 11390 Socorro Road (Lat: 31.618167 Lon: -106.285806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WEF309
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.550 MHz, 19305.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2010, Expiration Date: 02/24/2020
    Registrant: El Paso Electric Company, Loc 605, El Paso, TX 79960, Phone: (915) 543-2091, Fax: (915) 521-4669, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC8HZN, Licensee ID: L01179013
    Grant Date: 05/25/2007, Expiration Date: 06/24/2017
    Registrant: Kenneth R D Norris, 725 Delhi Dr, Socorro, TX 79927

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 13F , Serial Number: 56048, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Delbert L Mcelroy, 10840 E Burt Rd, Socorro, TX 79927

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED65$99,91621$70,10277$83,24046$14,4338$73,0147$54,539
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$71,7146$69,97724$80,0859$20,6941$75,1907$69,299
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$96,16824$70,465155$78,14282$24,5397$61,76019$47,726
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$114,7785$144,64644$91,84611$46,5823$91,0372$39,715
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$187,0002$93,34510$78,4872$38,9300$01$35,220

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0040.02 , 0103.10, 0104.01, 0104.02, 0104.03, 0104.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$105,9952$83,3000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$60,3901$103,0001$50,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$58,6001$103,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0040.02 , 0103.10, 0104.01, 0104.02, 0104.03, 0104.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Businesses in Socorro, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Domino's Pizza1
Burger King1H&R Block1
Church's Chicken1U-Haul2
Circle K1Walgreens1
Cricket Wireless2

Socorro on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 (79927) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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