- Socorro, Texas
official_name = Socorro, Texas
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 45.3
area_land_km2 = 45.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 17.5
area_land_sq_mi = 17.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 27152
population_density_km2 = 598.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1551.0
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1116
elevation_ft = 3661
latd = 31 |latm = 38 |lats = 29 |latNS = N
longd = 106 |longm = 16 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
Socorro is located at coor dms|31|38|29|N|106|16|29|W|city (31.641340, -106.274756)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.5 square miles (45.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 27,152 people, 6,756 households, and 6,188 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,551.0 people per square mile (598.7/km²). There were 7,140 housing units at an average density of 407.8/sq mi (157.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.41% White, 0.35% African American, 1.34% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 22.03% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.43% of the population.
There were 6,756 households out of which 56.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% were non-families. 7.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.02 and the average family size was 4.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 36.1% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,087, and the median income for a family was $24,336. Males had a median income of $19,063 versus $15,079 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $7,287. About 30.9% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.3% of those under age 18 and 26.5% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.epcounty.com/History/socorromiss.htm Socorro mission]
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