Socorro, Texas

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Socorro, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Socorro, Texas
Coordinates: 31°38′29″N 106°16′29″W / 31.64139°N 106.27472°W / 31.64139; -106.27472Coordinates: 31°38′29″N 106°16′29″W / 31.64139°N 106.27472°W / 31.64139; -106.27472
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyEl Paso
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Trini Lopez.
At Large- Guillermo Madrid Jr.
District 1-Maria Reyes
District 2- Gloria Macías Rodriguez
District 3- Mary B. Garcia
District 4- Jesus Gandara Jr.
 • Interim City ManagerManny Soto
Area
 • Total17.5 sq mi (45.3 km2)
 • Land17.5 sq mi (45.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,661 ft (1,116 m)
Population (2019)
 • Total32,013
 • Density1,821.9/sq mi (703.8/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes79927-79929
Area code(s)915
FIPS code48-68636[1]
GNIS feature ID1388220[2]
WebsiteSocorroTexas.org
 
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Socorro, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Socorro, Texas
Coordinates: 31°38′29″N 106°16′29″W / 31.64139°N 106.27472°W / 31.64139; -106.27472Coordinates: 31°38′29″N 106°16′29″W / 31.64139°N 106.27472°W / 31.64139; -106.27472
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyEl Paso
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Trini Lopez.
At Large- Guillermo Madrid Jr.
District 1-Maria Reyes
District 2- Gloria Macías Rodriguez
District 3- Mary B. Garcia
District 4- Jesus Gandara Jr.
 • Interim City ManagerManny Soto
Area
 • Total17.5 sq mi (45.3 km2)
 • Land17.5 sq mi (45.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,661 ft (1,116 m)
Population (2019)
 • Total32,013
 • Density1,821.9/sq mi (703.8/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes79927-79929
Area code(s)915
FIPS code48-68636[1]
GNIS feature ID1388220[2]
WebsiteSocorroTexas.org

Socorro is a city in El Paso County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,152. By the 2010 census, the number had grown to 32,013.[3] It is part of the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was reactivated in 1986 and has been a working city since then. It has a council manager type of government with five city council members.

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Geography

Socorro is located at 31°38′29″N 106°16′29″W / 31.64139°N 106.27472°W / 31.64139; -106.27472 (31.641340, -106.274756)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.5 square miles (45 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

The city of Socorro population was 32,013 in the 2010 census which made it the 95th-largest city in Texas, or bigger than 94% of all Texan cities.

From 2000 to 2010, the Socorro city population growth percentage was 17.9% (or from 27,152 people to 32,013 people). About32.5% of the Socorro city residents were under 18 years of age.

Politics

The city of Socorro operates under a city council/city manager form of government. Citizens are represented on the City Council by five elected members - the mayor and four City Council members. The City Council is responsible for setting policy and enacting ordinances for the benefit of the residents and businesses in Socorro. The City Manager is responsible for the strategic management of the operating and administrative services and for executing the policies and laws of the Council. The City Manager oversees the provision of services including police, public works, human resources, accounting/purchasing, and planning and zoning.

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Socorro- Texas Almanac
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

2010 Census by Population

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