Socorro County, New Mexico Population 2024

15,739

Socorro County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 15,739 with a growth rate of -1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Socorro County, New Mexico is the 22nd largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 17,791 and has seen a growth of -11.53% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,799-188-1.25%
202814,987-188-1.24%
202715,175-188-1.22%
202615,363-188-1.21%
202515,551-188-1.19%
202415,739-188-1.18%
202315,927-188-1.17%
202216,115-188-1.15%
202116,303-255-1.54%
202016,558-55-0.33%
201916,613-36-0.22%
201816,649-176-1.05%
201716,825-164-0.97%
201616,989-159-0.93%
201517,148-107-0.62%
201417,255-252-1.44%
201317,507360.21%
201217,471-306-1.72%
201117,777-14-0.08%
201017,791
199014,7642,19817.49%
198012,5662,80328.71%
19709,763-405-3.98%
196010,1684985.15%
19509,670-1,752-15.34%
194011,4221,81118.84%
19309,611-4,450-31.65%
192014,061-700-4.74%
191014,7612,56621.04%
190012,1952,60027.1%
18909,5951,72021.84%
18807,8751,27219.26%
18706,60381614.1%
18605,787-9,012-60.9%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.18% (-188)
County Website
Socorro County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,791
Area
6647 mi²
Density
2 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-11.53% (-2,052)
Founded
January 9, 1852

Socorro County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,07261.22%
Two or more races3,19619.43%
Native American1,98812.08%
Other race7224.39%
Asian3261.98%
Black or African American1490.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Socorro County, New Mexico Population by Race

Socorro County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Socorro County, New Mexico Median Age

39.6

Total

39.6

Male

39.6

Female

Socorro County, New Mexico Adults

There are 12,873 adults, (3,296 of whom are seniors) in Socorro County, New Mexico.

Socorro County, New Mexico Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Socorro County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female8,08749.15%
Male8,36650.85%

Socorro County, New Mexico Population by Age

Socorro County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,9533.274.925.1
Married2,2253.488515
Non Family1,8621.5165.734.3
Female4876.1965.334.7
Male3795.9173.926.1
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4.01

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Socorro County, New Mexico Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Socorro County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Socorro County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.12%.

Socorro County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,922

Average Earnings

$41,883

Average Male

$34,566

Average Female

Socorro County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Socorro County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Socorro County, New Mexico Language

59.26% of Socorro County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 40.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.63% of the population.

Socorro County, New Mexico Language

Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,9012,53532.08%
Native1,9681,23762.86%
Multiple3,0331,12136.96%
White5,1841,02019.68%
Other72215821.88%
Asian326154.6%
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30.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.83%

Male Poverty Rate

29.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Socorro County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Socorro County, New Mexico is Native, with 62.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Socorro County, New Mexico is Asian, with 4.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.38%.

Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.56%
High School35.87%
Some College19.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.3%
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Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed85.88%
Male Unemployed66.45%
Male Employed18.41%
Female Employed16.28%
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Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Socorro County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Socorro County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Socorro County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Socorro County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Socorro County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Socorro County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,140

Number of Veterans

1,028

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

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Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Socorro County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Socorro County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Socorro County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.32%

Born in Socorro County, New Mexico

94.51%

Native Born

5.49%

Foreign Born

3.6%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.51% of Socorro County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 69.32% having been born in New Mexico. 3.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Socorro County, New Mexico Place of Birth

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