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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Socorro is a suburb of El Paso with a population of 33,923. Socorro is in El Paso County. Living in Socorro offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Socorro and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Socorro are above average.
About Socorro...
Population
33,923

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Socorro Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    90.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    69.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    588.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    41%
    13%

Working in Socorro

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,339
National
$55,322
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Socorro Reviews

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Socorro is quite well and means no harm. Streets are quiet at night, the neighborhoods are friendly and great for year-round schools if interested. Especially having two weeks for district breaks. But, beware on the streets there will be potholes here and there.
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Socorro has very close and friendly neighborhoods. The city has been planning to make a new Socorro High School that is going to be built soon and I believe this will be a great attraction for many more people. As well, the school well finally be brought up to date and have more ways to keep the students safe. Vista, Walmart and many other stores are close by. The parks are very clean and even has a water park with a little pond. Some nights during the summer there is movie nights at the park. Over all Socorro has been a very safe and friendly environment.
Socorro was established in 1796 by Scamaz and Piro Indians fleeing the Pueblo Revolt in northern New Mexico. It took its name from Socorro, New Mexico, the town in central New Mexico from which the Piros had originated, which had been given the name Socorro (Spanish for "aid" or "succor") by the Spaniards due to the helpful attitude of the Piro toward the Spaniards at the time of first contact. The probable date of a Mass celebrated in the mission church of Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción del Socorro, October 13, 1680, is regarded as the founding date of the city called Socorro the Spaniards and the Piro they brought south with them from New Mexico established in Texas. It was first incorporated in 1871 and was re-incorporated in 1985 in response to an annexation attempt from neighboring El Paso.
I would like to see preservation of this city of all it's historical buildings but at the same time see progress with new businesses to give locals more jobs in this area.