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.

Socorro is a blue-collar town, with 38.02% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (13.61%), sales jobs (11.86%), and food service (6.57%).

The population of Socorro has a very low overall level of education: only 6.09% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Socorro in 2010 was $11,885, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,540 for a family of four. Socorro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.53% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Socorro is an extremely 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 96.49% 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Acadian/Cajun.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Socorro's cultural character, accounting for 34.98% of the city’s population.

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