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Socorro County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2015: 17,467 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 18,078 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,135
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,723
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,740
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,156 (it was 1,935 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

31%

Land area: 6646 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Socorro County: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (25.8%), Educational, health and social services (19.2%), Public administration (17.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Socorro County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (50.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (37.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (9.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years
Males: 9,095  (52.1%)
Females: 8,372  (47.9%)
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Average household size:
Socorro County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,388 ($23,439 in 1999)

This county:

$35,388
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $370, upper quartile is $564)
This county:

$475
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $124,120 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
Socorro:

$124,120
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,385 - $190,422
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $966
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 102

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 5
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 8
Socorro County, NM map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $217,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $852 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $694 (0.5%)

Socorro County household income distribution in 2009 Socorro County home values distribution Socorro County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.7%
Socorro County:

23.7%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.5% for American Indian residents, 41.6% for other race residents, 13.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.5 years old
(Males: 34.6 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 26.3 years old, American Indian residents: 41.0 years old, Asian residents: 39.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.0 years old, Other race residents: 34.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Socorro County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $546 a month.

Cities in this county include: Socorro, Rio Grande, Alamo, Magdalena, Lemitar, Polvadera, Veguita, San Antonio, Las Nutrias, Claunch.

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

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Neighboring counties: Blount County, Alabama , DeKalb County, Alabama , Itawamba County, Mississippi , Torrance County , Motley County, Texas , Parmer County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,715
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 768 (29.0% naturalized citizens)

Socorro County:

4.4%
Whole state:

9.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 180
  • 2000 to 2009: 122
  • 1990 to 1999: 305
  • 1980 to 1989: 382
  • 1970 to 1979: 138
  • Before 1970: 162
Note: State values scaled to Socorro County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.3%

Socorro County marital status for males Socorro County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,500
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 165
  • 3 or 4: 115
  • 5 to 9: 30
  • 10 to 19: 112
  • 20 to 49: 84
  • 50 or more: 85
  • Mobile homes: 2,870
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Socorro County with a mortgage: 1,105 (30 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,528

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Socorro County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,03615
Evangelical Protestant1,33315
Other9044
Mainline Protestant2986
None8,295-
Socorro County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Socorro County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Socorro County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Socorro County:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Socorro County:

21.2%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Socorro County:

Average size of farms: 3926 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,206
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $424.15
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,011
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,624
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.78%
Vegetables: 97 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8 acres

Earthquake activity:

Socorro County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 160% 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 544.3 miles away from Socorro County 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 21.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 503.7 miles away from the county 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 538.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 515.0 miles away from Socorro County 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 506.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 09, 2013 to September 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4152: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4152, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 23, 2013 to July 29, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4148: September 30, 2013, FEMA Id: 4148, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Winter Storm and Extreme Cold Temperatures, Incident Period: February 01, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1962: March 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 1962, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 25, 2010 to August 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1936: September 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1936, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico Bernardo Fire, Incident Period: June 18, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 2522, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to June 09, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1329: May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Rio Grande Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 18, 2000 to April 30, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 20, 2000, FEMA Id: 2295, Natural disaster type: Fire

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Iran (5%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Australia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Socorro County (%):

  • American (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Northern European (1%)

Socorro County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,174 (76.5%)
  • Carpooled: 358 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 18 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 142 (2.6%)
  • Bicycle: 131 (2.4%)
  • Walked: 386 (7.1%)
  • Worked at home: 201 (3.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Socorro County, New Mexico in 2000:

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

People in group quarters in Socorro County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 457 people in college/university student housing
  • 57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,657.

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.25% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($12,825 average AGI)
3.34% relocated from other states ($14,755 average AGI)
Socorro County:

3.34%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  1.17% ($24,235 average AGI)
from Valencia County, NM  0.74% ($28,512)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.29% ($29,118)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.24% ($21,214)
from San Juan County, NM  0.17% ($22,400)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.68% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($17,655 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($12,517 average AGI)
Socorro County:

3.29%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  2.15% ($29,008 average AGI)
to Valencia County, NM  0.92% ($28,944)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.27% ($30,750)
to Sierra County, NM  0.24% ($36,071)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Socorro County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Socorro County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Socorro County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Socorro County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Socorro County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,542 (2,048 aged, 494 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,144 (27%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Socorro County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (129)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (127)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (122)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (109)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (97)
  • Unspecified dementia (71)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (71)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (70)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (52)
  • Congestive heart failure (50)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,561
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 83
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,759

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,565
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 738
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 245.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,467
  • In family households: 13,723 (1,235 male householders, 1,558 female householders)
    1,736 spouses, 6,032 children (5,309 natural, 366 adopted, 372 stepchildren), 760 grandchildren, 398 brothers or sisters, 1,226 parents, 559 other relatives, 486 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,247 (1,234 male householders (1,064 living alone)), 934 female householders (780 living alone)), 1,126 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 517

Size of family households: 1,637 2-persons, 520 3-persons, 423 4-persons, 95 5-persons, 79 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,835 1-person, 268 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

1,234 married couples with children.
2,011 single-parent households (322 men, 1,689 women).

58.4% of residents of Socorro speak English at home.
30.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 45% don't speak English at all).
7.6% of residents speak other language at home (39% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $172,182,000 ($9,473 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,700,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,266,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,716,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,816,000
Federal grants: $90,169,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,797,000 ($3,838,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,417,000 ($5,373,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,442,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,289,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,013,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,197
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 686
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +269
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -681
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Socorro County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 801
  • 2010 to 2013: 126
  • 2000 to 2009: 610
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,450
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,529
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,592
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,076
  • 1950 to 1959: 495
  • 1940 to 1949: 221
  • 1939 or earlier: 767
Note: State values scaled to Socorro population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Socorro County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Socorro County population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 197
  • 4 rooms: 521
  • 5 rooms: 1,068
  • 6 rooms: 709
  • 7 rooms: 540
  • 8 rooms: 230
  • 9+ rooms: 232
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 148
  • 4 rooms: 521
  • 5 rooms: 396
  • 6 rooms: 183
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Socorro County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Socorro County population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 173
  • 2 bedrooms: 835
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,055
  • 4 bedrooms: 345
  • 5+ bedrooms: 75
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 238
  • 2 bedrooms: 600
  • 3 bedrooms: 450
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Socorro County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Socorro County population
  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 1,036
  • 2 vehicles: 1,137
  • 3 vehicles: 815
  • 4 vehicles: 286
  • 5+ vehicles: 68
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 868
  • 2 vehicles: 203
  • 3 vehicles: 88
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% of Socorro County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in New Mexico.

Socorro County:

92.3%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,733
  • Other state: 3,860
  • Northeast: 745
  • Midwest: 824
  • South: 959
  • West: 1,357

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Socorro County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (33.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.5%)
  • Wood (23.6%)
  • Electricity (12.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (59.6%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Wood (13.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

2.2%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

4.4%
New Mexico:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 110
Here:

8.0%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 965
  • Number of aged recipients: 96
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 869
  • Number of recipients under 18: 150
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 573
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 242
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 336
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 434
Socorro County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Socorro County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Socorro County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4872.7 years
Mary4775.5 years
William4074.7 years
Jose3977.6 years
Robert3470.8 years
Frank3372.1 years
James2874.0 years
Charles2675.6 years
Joe2669.5 years
George2673.7 years
Most common last names in Socorro County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baca7375.2 years
Gonzales7175.0 years
Chavez5773.1 years
Montoya3871.3 years
Garcia3678.2 years
Lopez3575.9 years
Armijo2972.8 years
Padilla2973.7 years
Romero2872.7 years
Sanchez2875.3 years
Businesses in Socorro County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Howard Johnson1
Arby's1Kroger1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway1
Days Inn1Super 81
Dennys1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul3
Ford1UPS4
H&R Block1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1

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