Socorro, NM Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 8,877. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,621 (-2.9% change)
Males: 4,581 (51.6%), Females: 4,296 (48.4%)

Socorro County

Zip code: 87801

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $22,530
Median house value: $84,400

Races in Socorro:

  • Hispanic (54.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (38.5%)
  • Other race (23.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.8%)
  • American Indian (4.1%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.4%), Irish (6.7%), United States (6.2%), English (5.5%), Italian (2.4%), Polish (1.7%).

Elevation: 4605 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Socorro

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Socorro city

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

7.6% Foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +663 (+8.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Socorro:

  • SOCORRO GENERAL HOSPITAL (1202 HIGHWAY 60 WEST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Socorro:

  • SIERRA VISTA HOSPITAL (about 66 miles; T OR C, NM)
  • CARRIE TINGLEY HOSPITAL (about 73 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • HEART HOSPITAL OF NEW MEXICO (about 73 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Socorro:

  • ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT (about 70 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Abbreviation: ABQ)
  • HOLLOMAN AFB (about 100 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Abbreviation: HMN)
  • SIERRA BLANCA REGIONAL (about 104 miles; RUIDOSO, NM; Abbreviation: SRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Socorro:

  • SOCORRO MUNI (about 4 miles; SOCORRO, NM; Abbreviation: ONM)
  • MAGDALENA (about 27 miles; MAGDALENA, NM; Abbreviation: N29)
  • ALEXANDER MUNI (about 40 miles; BELEN, NM; Abbreviation: E80)
Amtrak station:
SOCORRO (1007 S. CALIFORNIA ST.) – Bus Station. Services: snack bar, free short-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Socorro:

  • NEW MEXICO INSTITUTE OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 1,353; Location: 801 LEROY PL; Public; Website: www.nmt.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Socorro:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 70 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 73 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 79 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,261)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 123 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 123 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,380)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 160 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,071)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 164 miles; EL PASO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,127)

Schools

Public high school in Socorro:

  • SOCORRO HIGH (Students: 601; Location: HIGHWAY 60 WEST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Socorro:

  • PARKVIEW ELEM. (Students: 452; Location: 107 FRANCISO DE AVONDO; Grades: KG – 03)
  • R. S. SARRACINO MID (Students: 445; Location: 1425 EL CAMINO REAL NW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ZIMMERLY ELEM (Students: 237; Location: 511 EL CAMINO REAL NW; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • COTTONWOOD VALLEY CH (Students: 148; Location: 201 NEEL ST.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • EDWARD E. TORRES EL. (Students: 32; Location: 239 GARFIELD AVENUE SW; Grades: PK – PK)

Libraries

Library in Socorro:

  • SOCORRO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $322,757; Location: 401 PARK STREET; 40,837 books; 1,662 audio materials; 1,291 video materials; 90 serial subscriptions)

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