Introduction to Socorro, Texas

Socorro, Texas, in El Paso county, is 13 miles SE of El Paso, Texas. The city is part of the El Paso metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Socorro History

The town was originally part of Mexico from the years 1821 to 1848. In 1848, it became part of the state of Texas. For the remainder of the nineteenth century, Socorro was primarily a simple farming community. In 1916, the Elephant Butte dam was built over the Rio Grande river which initiated an agricultural revolution in the area.

Socorro and nearby Attractions

  • Rio Vista Farm Historic District
  • Apostolic Assembly Church
  • Moon City Park
  • San Lorenzo Cemetery
  • Ysleta Branch Library

Things To Do In Socorro

Rio Vista Farm Historic District is a site of historical importance, and a place of great attraction to tourists. Moon City Park allows visitors to spend some quiet time in the arms of nature. Apostolic Assembly Church and San Lorenzo Cemetery fascinate tourists with their quaint architecture and peaceful ambience. Ysleta Branch Library has a huge collection of books and periodicals that visitors can enjoy.

Socorro Transportation

El Paso International Airport provides regular air transportation facilities.

Socorro Higher Education

People wishing to pursue higher education can enroll in El Paso Community College, The University of Texas at El Paso, or New Mexico State University-Main Campus.



Total Population32,988
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+11,941
Age of the Population30


% of people married44.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,428
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,085


Median Family Income$34,210
% Above Poverty Level70.1%
% Below Poverty Level29.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%


People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$624
Median House Value$85,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)92.6%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Socorro Almanac

County El Paso County
Standard Zip Codes79928, 79927
Phone Area Codes915
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude31.65
Approximate Longitude-106.15

Socorro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 61 F
Apr Temp47 to 81 F
Jul Temp69 to 99 F
Oct Temp48 to 81 F
Annual Precip9.7 inches
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 60 F
Apr Temp44 to 81 F
Jul Temp65 to 95 F
Oct Temp45 to 80 F
Annual Precip8 inches
StationEL PASO 32 ENE
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip11.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
El Paso678,058$48,981
Horizon City19,142$50,000
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