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Magdalena is a village in Socorro County.

The community was named for the nearby Magdalena Peak, so named because the rock formations were believed to resemble Mary Magdalene.

The latitude of Magdalena is 34.116N. The longitude is -107.243W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,572 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 883.


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Median household income
Local
$22,917
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Magdalena demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Magdalena Mines
· Socorro Mines
Began as a mining community, with the discovery of lead and zinc in the late 19th century.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Armageddon"
· 1997 movie, "Contact"
Local festivals include:
  • Magdalena Old Timers Reunion - July 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Magdalena web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cibola National Forest
Magdalena attractions: Kelly Ghost Town, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Magdalena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Socorro County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87825 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Magdalena residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Magdalena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Magdalena was $13,064, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Magdalena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Magdalena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $596.


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Libraries in Magdalena include Magdalena Public Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KABR.

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Socorro County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Magdalena political report.

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The average commute time for Magdalena workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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