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Socorro, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Socorro had a population of 34,745 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Socorro: Casey.

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Socorro, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,745
Daytime Population: Workers 5,642
Daytime Population: Residents 21,539
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 34,722
Population in Familes 32,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,577
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $33,658
Average Household Income $46,203
Per Capita Income $12,754


Total Housing Units 10,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,110 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,490 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 710 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $87,065
Average Home Value $110,967


Total Households 9,601
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 8,365
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.14% 1.14%
Households 1.22% 1.19%
Families 1.14% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 2017 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 # 99 94th
Population Density # 413 76th
Diversity Index # 1606 8th
Median Household Income # 1461 17th
Per Capita Income # 1569 10th

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