Socorro County

Socorro County, New Mexico

210 Park St
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: (505) 835-0589
Fax: (505) 835-4629

In west-central NM, south of Albuquerque; original county; organized Jul 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: Name given to the Piro Indian pueblo of Teypana in 1598 by Juan de Onate (1550?-1630) because "they gave us much corn." Spanish 'aid, help, succor, assistance.'

Area (sq mi):: 6648.71 (land 6646.40; water 2.31) Population per square mile: 2.70
Population 2005: 18,148 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 22.40% Population 2000: 18,078 (White 37.60%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 48.70%; Asian 1.10%; Other 35.40%). Foreign born: 6.40%. Median age: 32.40
Income 2000: per capita $12,826; median household $23,439; Population below poverty level: 31.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,424-$18,695
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Highway 380, adjacent to Iron Mine Road, in east-central Socorro County.
Elfego Baca was, indeed, later elected Sheriff of Socorro County, largely as a result of this incident.
It is still debated whether Elfego Baca was first appointed deputy sheriff of Socorro County, New Mexico, or whether he purchased a badge and Colt single-action .
First-generation adults were found as early as the first week of May in Socorro County, New Mexico.
NEW MEXICO: CATRON COUNTY, 1 specimen (LACM 104969); DONA ANA COUNTY, 4 specimens (LACM 113325, UAZ 13540, 13656, 28067); GRANT COUNTY, 3 specimens (ASU 4971, LACM 123764, UAZ 46582); HIDALGO COUNTY, 4 specimens (LACM 2988-2989, UAZ 13541, 27619); LINCOLN COUNTY, 2 specimens (LACM 104971-104972); SOCORRO COUNTY, 4 specimens (LACM 20173-20175, UAZ 13510).
The partners are proposing to safeguard approximately 74 hazardous abandoned mine openings, including shafts, adits, subsidence areas, and other physical openings throughout the Hansonburg Mining District, which is located south and east of Bingham and north of the White Sands Missile Range in Socorro County, New Mexico.
New flood maps for Socorro County will become effective in May and be used for rating flood insurance policies.