City At A Glance

University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at El Paso

Quick Facts:

Population: 675,341
Median Household Income: $38,447
Average Work Commute: 20 Minutes
Median Home Price: $130,890

About El Paso, TX

El Paso's more than 300 days of sunshine, cultural draws and recreational opportunities, combine the best of the Southwest, the Old West and Old Mexico. Though steeped in history, the city has a cosmopolitan flair and a majority of residents are bilingual in English and Spanish. The presence of Fort Bliss, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and the University of Texas at El Paso are major drivers of the economy, and more than 70 Fortune 500 companies make the region the fourth-largest manufacturing center on the continent.