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The population of Socorro is approximately 22,995 (1990), 32013 (2010).
The amount of land area in Socorro is 45.317 sq. kilometers.
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The first non-Indians to certainly visit the area were in the exploratory party of 1581: Francisco Sanchez Chamuscado and the Franciscan Fray Agustin Rodriquez Socorro, properly Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Purisima Concepcion de Socorro del Sur was founded in 1681 by Spanish and Native American refugees fleeing the great Pueblo revolt of 1680 in northern New Mexico by Governer Antonio Otermin. Socorro was founded as one of five settlements to shelter the Spaniards and natives that had fled. Socorro was home to the Piro's who were ministered to by fray Antonio Guerra. Socorro del Sur remained a part of Spain until 1821 when it became a part of Mexico. It remained a part of Mexico until 1848 when Mexico ceded a large portion of its territory as spoils to the United States as a result of the American/Mexican war. More detailed information can be found at nasa.utep.edu/mission
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