Socorro, TX

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2022 Population
35,429
2.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
1.71% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.5%
0.556% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,649
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$115,500
13.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Socorro, TX had a population of 35.4k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $47,649. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Socorro, TX grew from 34,687 to 35,429, a 2.14% increase and its median household income grew from $42,042 to $47,649, a 13.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Socorro, TX are White (Hispanic) (48.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (30.7%), Other (Hispanic) (15.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Socorro, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

84.5% of the residents in Socorro, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Socorro, TX was $115,500, and the homeownership rate was 79.6%.

Most people in Socorro, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Socorro, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Socorro, TX is home to a population of 35.4k people, from which 84.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 32.9% of Socorro, TX residents were born outside of the country (11.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.59 times more White (Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in Socorro, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Two+ (Hispanic) and 5.64k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

84.5%
2022 Citizenship
82.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 84.5% of Socorro, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Socorro, TX was 82.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Socorro, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    17.3k ± 1.97k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 1.67k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.64k ± 1.09k
97.1%
Hispanic Population
34.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.59 times more White (Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in Socorro, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Two+ (Hispanic) and 5.64k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

97.1% of the people in Socorro, TX are hispanic (34.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Socorro, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people
34.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people

As of 2022, 32.9% of Socorro, TX residents (11.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Socorro, TX was 34.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    259 ± 141
  2. Vietnam
    235 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    120 ± 125

Socorro, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Socorro, TX employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Socorro, TX are Retail Trade (1,996 people), Construction (1,908 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,795 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,639), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,057), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,621).

Occupations

15.5k
2022 Value
± 1,357
0.67%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Socorro, TX grew at a rate of 0.67%, from 15.4k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Socorro, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,896 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,892 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,750 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Socorro, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2022 Value
± 1,357
0.67%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Socorro, TX grew at a rate of 0.67%, from 15.4k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Socorro, TX, are Retail Trade (1,996 people), Construction (1,908 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,795 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Socorro, TX, though some of these residents may live in Socorro, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,713
Median earning men ± $4,410
$25,348
Median earning women ± $2,722

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,142), Public Administration ($67,629), and Wholesale Trade ($55,409).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($41,012), Public Administration ($35,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,149).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Socorro, TX was $115,500 in 2022, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $101,900 to $115,500, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Socorro, TX is 79.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Socorro, TX have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Socorro, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Socorro, TX is $47,649. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Socorro, TX was Census Tract 103.34 with a value of $61,307, followed by Census Tract 103.46 and Census Tract 104.09, with respective values of $57,940 and $57,350.

Property

$115,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,749
$8,855
Median Property Taxes
±$854

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Socorro, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Socorro, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.6% of the housing units in Socorro, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103.34
  2. Census Tract 103.46
  3. Census Tract 104.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Socorro, TX was Census Tract 103.34 with a value of $61,307, followed by Census Tract 103.46 and Census Tract 104.09, with respective values of $57,940 and $57,350.

The following map shows all of the places in Socorro, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,649
Median Household Income
± $3,525
11.1k
Number of Households
± 967

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Socorro, TX grew to $47,649 from the previous year's value of $42,042.

The following chart displays the households in Socorro, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Socorro, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (15.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.58%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Socorro, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.5%) and those who worked at home (5.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Socorro, TX have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Socorro, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Socorro, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Socorro, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Socorro, TX (8.28k out of 35.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Socorro, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

72.4% of the population of Socorro, TX has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 7.47% on Medicare, 9.75% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see 2003 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.05% decrease from the previous year (2066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 926 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,003 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in El Paso County, TX

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see an average of 2,003 patients per year. This represents a 3.05% decrease from the previous year (2,066 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in El Paso County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.9% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

27.6%
Uninsured
31.6%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
7.47%
Medicare
9.75%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Socorro, TX declined by 7.37% from 29.8% to 27.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Socorro, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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