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Socorro County, with a population of 20,000, is located in the central Rio Grande Valley, 76 miles south of Albuquerque and 194 miles north of El Paso. This beautiful land had been occupied by the Indian tribes before 1262. Even in present day, the villages of those native Indians are inhabited by their descendants.

With the greater part of the land owned by the federal government or state of New Mexico, agriculture, mining and cattle ranching still remain a primary source of rural income. Ranches that sprawl as far as you can see are commonplace in this region.

In the city of Socorro, the state-funded university offers a plethora of science degrees. New Mexico Tech, which boasts 1,900 students and 125 full-time faculty members, has housing in the city of Socorro and a strong influence on surrounding rural areas.


Housing in Socorro and other villages, such as Magdalena and San Antonio, is still one of the best kept secrets in New Mexico. Homebuyers will find beautiful old adobes that still represent years past, and fabulous new homes, including a select few subdivisions for those who prefer city living. But wait; there are still huge open spaces ranging from our cottonwood valleys to our pine-clad mountains that offer tremendously diverse living opportunities.

If spectacular sunsets, gentle rain showers, sunshine and the friendliest people in the world interest you…make your home in Socorro County.

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