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Socorro County, NM&

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Population
17,324
0.97% decline
Median Age
35.8
Median Household Income
$34,542
1.48% growth
Poverty Rate
22.5%
Number of Employees
5,744
0.67% growth
Median Property Value
$120,200
2.04% growth

About the photo: Snow Geese, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, New Mexico

Economy

The economy of Socorro County, NM employs 5,744 people. The economy of Socorro County, NM is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 3.02; 2.69; and 2.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Socorro County, NM are Educational Services (1,297), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,181), and Accommodation & Food Service (569), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($80,227), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,250), and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($40,625).

Median household income in Socorro County, NM is $34,542. Males in Socorro County, NM have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,759. The income inequality of Socorro County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Socorro County, NM. In Socorro County, NM the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,920. McKinley County, NM has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Mexico.

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Diversity

Socorro County, NM is home to a population of 17,324 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Socorro County, NM is composed of 8,562 Hispanic residents (49.4%), 6,173 White residents (35.6%), 1,896 Native residents (10.9%), 453 Two+ residents (2.61%), and 191 Asian residents (1.1%). The most common foreign languages in Socorro County, NM are Spanish (5,287 speakers), Navajo (1,446 speakers), and French (83 speakers), but compared to other places, Socorro County, NM has a relative high number of Navajo (1,446 speakers), Persian (53 speakers), and Spanish (5,287 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Socorro County, NM awarded 363 degrees. The student population of Socorro County, NM is skewed away from females, with 242 male students and 121 female students. Most students in Socorro County, NM are White (212 and 58.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (79 and 21.8%), Two or more races (9 and 2.48%), and Asian (9 and 2.48%). The largest universities in Socorro County, NM by number of graduates are New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (363 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Socorro County, NM are Mechanical Engineering (58 and 16%), Petroleum Engineering (40 and 11%), and Computer Science (18 and 4.96%). The median tuition costs in Socorro County, NM are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,841 and $18,991 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Socorro County, NM is $120,200, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $117,800 to $120,200, a 2.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Socorro County, NM is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Socorro County, NM have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Socorro County, NM is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

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