Socorro, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Socorro, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Socorro had a population of 35,304 as of July 1, 2016. Socorro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Socorro is located at latitude 31.6413 and longitude -106.2626 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the City of Socorro (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,661 feet.

The City of Socorro (GNIS ID: 2411920) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Socorro is located within El Paso East Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Socorro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Socorro: Casey.

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Socorro, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,304
Population in Households 35,282
Population in Familes 33,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,602
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 9,813
Average Household Size 3.6
Family Households 8,552
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,263 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,550 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 705 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $81,762
Average Home Value $102,544


Median Household Income $31,939
Average Household Income $43,627
Per Capita Income $12,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.26%
Households 1.77% 1.38%
Families 1.69% 1.31%
Median Household Income   -0.5%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Socorro, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Socorro to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 94th
Population Density1 # 403 77th
Diversity Index2 # 1609 8th
Median Household Income # 1476 16th
Per Capita Income # 1568 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.