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Magdalena, New Mexico

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Welcome to Magdalena ...

The village of Magdalena is located in southwest New Mexico.

Magdalena is located in Socorro County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Magdalena has a population of 878 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Magdalena is 6,660 feet [2,030 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Magdalena is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Magdalena lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Magdalena: (575)

The ZIP code for Magdalena: 87825<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Magdalena had an population of 878 people. This is a decrease of 6.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Magdalena had a population of 938 people (or 5.25% of the total population of Socorro County). This makes Magdalena the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Magdalena represents 0.05% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 938 people, the population of Magdalena increased 2.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 913 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Magdalena.

Communities Also Named Magdalena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Magdalena - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Magdalena.

Communities near Magdalena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Magdalena.

  • Socorro [Socorro County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socorro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Socorro
    • Socorro [Socorro County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Magdalena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Socorro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Socorro<7>
  • Lemitar [Socorro County]
  • Limitar [Socorro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limitar
    • Limitar [Socorro County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Magdalena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limitar
  • Polvadera [Socorro County]
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    • Alamillo [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamillo
      • Alamillo [Socorro County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Magdalena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamillo
    • San Acacia [Socorro County]
    • San Antonio [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Antonio
      • San Antonio [Socorro County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the southeast of Magdalena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Antonio
    • San Antonito [Socorro County]
    • Alamo [Socorro County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Socorro County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Magdalena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
    • La Joya [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Joya
      • La Joya [Socorro County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Magdalena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Joya

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Magdalena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Magdalena.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Magdalena. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Magdalena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Magdalena. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Magdalena.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Magdalena ...

Looking for more information about Magdalena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Magdalena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Magdalena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Socorro County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Magdalena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Socorro, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Magdalena.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Magdalena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Magdalena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Magdalena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Magdalena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Magdalena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Magdalena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magdalena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1145, Longitude: -107.2407    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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