Socorro, New Mexico Population 2022

8,237
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Socorro is a city located in Socorro County New Mexico. Socorro has a 2020 population of 8,237. Socorro is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -8.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,010 in 2010.

The average household income in Socorro is $57,141 with a poverty rate of 25.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $688 per month, and the median house value is $135,700. The median age in Socorro is 30.1 years, 23.6 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Socorro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Socorrowas:

  • White: 75.57%
  • Two or more races: 8.33%
  • Native American: 6.23%
  • Other race: 4.35%
  • Asian: 4.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Socorro, New Mexico is 8,237 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,237.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,010.

Socorro, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,35275.57%
Black or African American1171.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native5246.23%
Asian3474.13%
Some Other Race3664.35%
Two or More Races7008.33%
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Socorro Population by Race

Socorro Population Pyramid 2022

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Socorro Median Age

34.7


Total

29.6


Male

38.5


Female

Socorro Adults

There are 6,771 adults, (1,533 of whom are seniors) in Socorro.

Socorro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Socorro Sex Ratio

Female

3,893

46.31%

Male

4,513

53.69%

Socorro Population by Age

Socorro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Socorro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female53.7%46.3%
Male46.2%53.8%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Socorro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8592.7865.1
Married1,0813.4479.9
Male1175.646.2
Female3094.7453.7
Non Family1,3521.5657.5

3.84

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Socorro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3607.09%
9th to 12th Grade2975.85%
High School Graduate1,45828.73%
Some College1,08721.42%
Associates Degree3587.05%
Bachelors Degree66513.10%
Graduate Degree85016.75%
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Socorro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Socorro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian220220198
2+ Races304228156
White2,0992,031851
Native American23821644
Hispanic2,4081,859339
Other Race31216633
Black4949

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.00%.

Socorro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,252$39,127$41,295
Less Than 9th Grade$$35,893$16,891
High School Graduate$35,216$38,469$32,500
Some College$26,530$21,107$31,625
Bachelors Degree$38,800$30,714$43,400
Graduate Degree$79,583$87,579$65,391

$40,252

Average Earnings

$39,127

Average Male

$41,295

Average Female

Socorro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Socorro Language by Age

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Socorro Language

70.59% of Socorro residents speak only English, while 29.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.75% of the population.

Socorro Language

Socorro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native51223545.90%
Hispanic3,9041,31933.79%
Multiple66910415.55%
White2,86344415.51%
Asian342277.89%
Other95NaN%

25.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.68%

Male Poverty Rate

20.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Socorro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Socorro is Native, with 45.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Socorro is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.57%.

Socorro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.49%
High School23.31%
Some College15.76%
Bachelors or Greater1.66%

Socorro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed19.19%
Male Unemployed72.45%
Female Employed11.90%
Female Unemployed60.00%

Socorro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Socorro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,337$60,302
Families$57,426$76,809
Married Families$75,737-
Non Families$25,546$40,411
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Income by Household Type

Socorro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Socorro Married by Age and Sex

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Socorro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Socorro Marital Status by Race

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Socorro Marital Status

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467

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War55
Vietnam248
Korea4
World War II52

Socorro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3411
35 to 5431
55 to 64100
65 to 74175
75+150

Socorro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4298.25%
Black43.42%
Native American82.67%
Other Race267.14%
Hispanic1534.75%

Socorro Veterans by Race

Socorro Veterans by Education

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11.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Socorro Veterans by Education

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52.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Socorro Employment by Age

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Socorro Employment by Race

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Socorro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.56%

Born in Socorro

91.91%

Native Born

8.09%

Foreign Born

5.78%

Non Citizen

2.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.91% of Socorro residents were born in the United States, with 61.56% having been born in New Mexico. 5.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Socorro Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19403,7120.00%
19504,3346221.56%
19605,2719371.98%
19704,687-584-1.17%
19807,1732,4864.35%
19908,1599861.30%
20008,8777180.85%
20109,0101330.15%
20118,987-23-0.26%
20128,822-165-1.84%
20138,82420.02%
20148,690-134-1.52%
20158,628-62-0.71%
20168,530-98-1.14%
20178,457-73-0.86%
20188,385-72-0.85%
20198,348-37-0.44%
20208,311-37-0.44%
20218,274-37-0.45%
20228,237-37-0.45%

Socorro Population by Year