Place:Socorro, New Mexico, United States

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Socorro County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,866, making it the eleventh least populated county and twenty-first most populated county in New Mexico. The county seat is Socorro. Socorro was originally the name given to a Native American village (see: Puebloan peoples) by Don Juan de Oñate in 1598. Having received vitally needed food and assistance from the native population, Oñate named the pueblo Socorro ("succor" in English). The big communities in Socorro County are: Socorro, New Mexico, Magdalena, New Mexico and Alamo, New Mexico.

Socorro County is home to multiple scientific research institutions including New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and its associated Very Large Array, the Magdalena Ridge Observatory, and the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research. Federal public lands in Socorro County include parts of the Cibola National Forest, the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office, parts of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and parts of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1850 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1912 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1912 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1960 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 5,787
1870 6,603
1880 7,875
1890 9,595
1900 12,195
1910 14,761
1920 14,061
1930 9,611
1940 11,422
1950 9,670
1960 10,168
1970 9,763
1980 12,566
1990 14,764

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