Socorro County, New Mexico Population 2022

Socorro County, New Mexico's estimated population is 16,436 with a growth rate of -0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Socorro County, New Mexico is the 23rd largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 17,791 and has seen a growth of -7.62% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18605,7870.00%
18706,60381614.10%
18807,8751,27219.26%
18909,5951,72021.84%
190012,1952,60027.10%
191014,7612,56621.04%
192014,061-700-4.74%
19309,611-4,450-31.65%
194011,4221,81118.84%
19509,670-1,752-15.34%
196010,1684985.15%
19709,763-405-3.98%
198012,5662,80328.71%
199014,7642,19817.49%
201017,7913,02720.50%
201117,775-16-0.09%
201217,475-300-1.69%
201317,509340.19%
201417,258-251-1.43%
201517,152-106-0.61%
201616,964-188-1.10%
201716,832-132-0.78%
201816,704-128-0.76%
201916,637-67-0.40%
202016,570-67-0.40%
202116,503-67-0.40%
202216,436-67-0.41%
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Socorro County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,28973.49%
Black or African American1170.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,06412.34%
Asian3592.15%
Some Other Race4572.73%
Two or More Races1,4378.59%
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Socorro County, New Mexico Population by Race

Socorro County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Socorro County, New Mexico Median Age

39.9


Total

37.9


Male

41


Female

Socorro County, New Mexico Adults

There are 12,947 adults, (3,236 of whom are seniors) in Socorro County, New Mexico.

Socorro County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Socorro County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

8,042

48.09%

Male

8,681

51.91%

Socorro County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

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Socorro County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All76.6%23.4%
Male76.1%23.9%
Non Family70.4%29.6%
Female66.2%33.8%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Socorro County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0023.2376.6
Married2,0423.5885.7
Male3357.7676.1
Female5215.5166.2
Non Family2,1041.6170.4

4.27

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

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Socorro County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6906.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,15910.68%
High School Graduate4,12738.03%
Some College1,96218.08%
Associates Degree5264.85%
Bachelors Degree1,10910.22%
Graduate Degree1,27911.79%
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Socorro County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Socorro County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian232224202
2+ Races473386156
White4,2033,9331,346
Hispanic5,1564,079707
Other Race40319933
Native American1,33786150
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 87.07%.

Socorro County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,801$30,629$31,058
Less Than 9th Grade$18,350$19,605$11,500
High School Graduate$16,933$22,099$14,540
Some College$26,310$26,685$26,167
Bachelors Degree$38,600$31,429$43,000
Graduate Degree$64,259$84,651$55,515

$30,801

Average Earnings

$30,629

Average Male

$31,058

Average Female

Socorro County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Socorro County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Socorro County, New Mexico Language

62.60% of Socorro County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 37.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.67% of the population.

Socorro County, New Mexico Language

Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2,0521,28262.48%
Multiple1,25366452.99%
Hispanic8,1452,62432.22%
White5,3041,00819.00%
Asian354318.76%
Other100NaN%

31.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.49%

Male Poverty Rate

28.62%

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 62.48% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.62%.

Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.93%
High School28.08%
Some College19.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%

Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed19.32%
Male Unemployed55.06%
Female Employed11.75%
Female Unemployed93.94%

Socorro County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Socorro County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,297$55,531
Families$50,146$65,800
Married Families$58,185-
Non Families$25,518$38,816
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Income by Household Type

Socorro County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Socorro County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Socorro County, New Mexico Marital Status

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1,187

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War65
First Gulf War81
Vietnam553
Korea32
World War II96

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3442
35 to 54133
55 to 64213
65 to 74430
75+369

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,09011.09%
Black43.42%
Native American382.42%
Other Race449.67%
2+ Races111.54%
Hispanic4707.65%

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Socorro County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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46.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Socorro County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Socorro County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Socorro County, New Mexico 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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68.30%

Born in Socorro County, New Mexico

93.96%

Native Born

6.04%

Foreign Born

4.05%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.96% of Socorro County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 68.30% having been born in New Mexico. 4.05% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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