Socorro County

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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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ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO are home to huge pronghorn bucks, including the current world record, which scored 96-4/8 B&C points and was killed in Socorro County, New Mexico, in 2013.
neomexicana described as Cnemidophorus meomexicanus by Lowe & Zweifel (1952) from Socorro County, New Mexico: "Museum records from Culberson and Presidio counties are questionable." Therefore, to remove the uncertainty expressed by Dixon (2013) on the status of the species in Presidio County, this report verifies the identity of specimens listed as parthenogenetic A.
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 .45 and then called himself a deputy.
First-generation adults were found as early as the first week of May in Socorro County, New Mexico. Second through fifth instars and adults of a second generation were observed in late July at sites in the same county.