Socorro County

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Socorro County, New Mexico

210 Park St
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: (505) 835-0589
Fax: (505) 835-4629
www.socorro-nm.com

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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