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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 32,877
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 11,811
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,254
% Above Poverty Level 66.5%
% Below Poverty Level 33.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.3%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $83,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.5%
US/American 0%
English 0.3%
Irish 0.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Socorro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles SE of El Paso, Texas
County El Paso
Metro Area El Paso
Standard Zip Codes 79927, 79928
P.O. Box Zip Codes 79929
Phone Area Codes 915
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.654
Longitude -106.302

Socorro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station YSLETA
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 61 F
Apr Temp 47 to 81 F
Jul Temp 69 to 99 F
Oct Temp 48 to 81 F
Annual Precip 9.7 inches
Station TORNILLO 2 SSE
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 60 F
Apr Temp 44 to 81 F
Jul Temp 65 to 95 F
Oct Temp 45 to 80 F
Annual Precip 8 inches
Station EL PASO 32 ENE
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 11.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clint 820 $61,042
El Paso 676,325 $48,027
Horizon City 18,981 $59,541

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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