Population: 32,988Median home value: $85,300 77 Ranks better than 88% of areas

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B Socorro Amenities Some amenities close to this location
A Socorro Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% lower than Texas
8020% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Socorro cost of living
A+ Socorro Crime Total crime is 66% lower than Texas
Total crime
1,01963% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9963% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Socorro crime
F Socorro Employment Household income is 41% lower than Texas
Median household income
$32,18542% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$12,14659% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Socorro employment
F Socorro Housing Home value is 40% lower than Texas
Median home value
$85,30054% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$62434% lower than the US average
Home ownership
74%16% higher than the US average
Socorro real estate or Socorro rentals
B- Socorro Schools HS graduation rate is 37% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
49%41% lower than the US average
School test scores
75%52% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Socorro K-12 schools

Living in Socorro, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Socorro is a mid-sized city with a population of 32,988 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (88% White). Given that fact, Socorro could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Socorro are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 89% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 30 years old, Socorro could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Socorro could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. The best areas in Socorro and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

With a livability score of 77/100, Socorro is ranked #3,285 in the United States and #605 in Texas. This is a terrific score, as Socorro ranks well in multiple categories! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Socorro has received high marks for amenities (B), crime (A+), cost of living (A), weather (B+) and education (B-). On a more negative note, Socorro does not have favorable scores for the following: employment (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Socorro on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Socorro has a violent crime rate of 143 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Socorro schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 75%, which is far higher than the national average.

Socorro real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Socorro. Median real estate prices in Socorro come in at $85,300, which is 40.2% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Socorro, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Texas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Socorro are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Socorro homes comes in at 6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3%.

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Compare Socorro, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Socorro, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Album Park, El Paso879.313,673
Cielo Vista, El Paso869.819,591
East Side, El Paso856.7139,672
Rim Area, El Paso8414.1833
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Thomas Manor, El Paso8365,515
Lower Valley, El Paso825.352,343
Stoneridge, El Paso825.7196
Union Plaza, El Paso8113.186

Best Cities Near Socorro, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fort Bliss, TX8612.79,650
Prado Verde, TX8024.4256
El Paso, TX7913678,058
Clint, TX786.2802
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Horizon City, TX786.819,142
Socorro, TX77032,988
Vinton, TX7627.21,549
Anthony, TX7528.85,402
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Socorro: Just a Stones Throw from Mexico

Socorro is a small border city in Texas, not too far from El Paso, and I liked living in Socorro for the most part. It didn't get super hot like it felt when I lived in Arizona, and there were enough things to do there to stay busy.

If you don't have a car, it's easy enough to get around the city because the bus service covers a good portion of the downtown area. It wasn't too hard to find a job here, although you can always try commuting to El Paso and taking advantage of the low rents in Socorro.

Rio Bosque Park is right up against the Mexican border and I think it's one of the best areas in Socorro. It's a nice place to relax and socialize with other residents, without having to drive too far to get to a mall or see a movie. Socorro isn't a very busy city, but I did enjoy living there.
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