Socorro is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 34,370 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Socorro is the 93rd largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Socorro is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.52% of the Socorro workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Socorro is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Socorro who work in sales jobs (12.09%), office and administrative support (10.61%), and food service (7.96%).
The population of Socorro has a very low overall level of education: only 7.65% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Socorro in 2018 was $14,591, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,364 for a family of four. However, Socorro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 96.29% 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, German, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Socorro's cultural character, accounting for 33.34% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Socorro is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Native American languages.