Socorro demographics profile

StatisticSocorroNew MexicoNational
Population8,7602,082,669318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6061791
Median age30.537.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%52%55%
Speak English61%65%79%
Speak Spanish32%28%13%
Socorro, NM has a population of 8,760 and is the 4,353rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 606 per sq mi which is 3436% higher than the New Mexico average and 569% higher than the national average. The median age in Socorro is 31 which is approximately 18% lower than the New Mexico average of 37. In Socorro, 35% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 61% speak English and 32% speak Spanish. 68% of Socorro residents were born in New Mexico, 23% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Socorro is 3436% higher than New Mexico.
  • The median age in Socorro is 18% lower than New Mexico.
  • In Socorro 85.53% of the population is White.
  • In Socorro 0.25% of the population is African American.
  • In Socorro 1.88% of the population is Asian.

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Socorro population breakdown by race

RaceSocorroNew MexicoNational
White85.53%73.49%73.35%
African American0.25%2.01%12.63%
Asian1.88%1.40%5.22%
American Indian5.27%9.28%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race0.81%3.26%3.06%
Other race6.26%10.49%4.75%
In Socorro, 56.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Socorro, NM demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).