Socorro, TX
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Socorro is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 33,222 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Socorro is the 93rd largest community in Texas.

When you are in Socorro, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.05% of Socorro’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Socorro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Socorro who work in office and administrative support (15.10%), sales jobs (10.49%), and food service (5.49%).

In Socorro, just 6.79% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Socorro in 2010 was $11,845, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,380 for a family of four. Socorro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Socorro is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Socorro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Socorro, accounting for 96.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Socorro residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Socorro include German, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Socorro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.09%).

The most common language spoken in Socorro is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.