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Socorro is a city in Socorro County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "help."

The latitude of Socorro is 34.058N. The longitude is -106.89W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,603 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,708.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,530
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Socorro demographic reports
Socorro is on the Rio Grande.
Socorro was a silver boom town in the 1880s.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Contact"
· 1996 movie, "Independence Day"
Local festivals include:
  • Socorro County Fair - Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2007
  • Alamo Indian Days - Oct. 12-13, 2007
  • Socorro Fest - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Rio Fest International Environmental Film Festival - Jan. 19-20, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Festival of the Cranes - Nov. 12-18, 2007
  • San Miguel Fiesta - Sept. 28-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Socorro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Escondida Lake Park, San Lorenzo Canyon, Water Canyon
Wildlife: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Popular site for Mountain biking
Historic routes: El Camino Real
Colleges and universities: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Socorro 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 87823 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Socorro residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Socorro ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Socorro was $13,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Socorro festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Socorro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.


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Libraries

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

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Socorro include Socorro El Defensor Chieftain, Socorro Mountain Mail

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Socorro workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Socorro include Days Inn, Econo Lodge Socorro, Holiday Inn Express Socorro, Motel 6.

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