El Paso County

El Paso, TX: What you need to know

El Paso's 300-plus days of sunshine, cultural attractions 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.

Downtown continues to undergo redevelopment, including the addition of Southwest University Park, home to the Triple-A baseball team the El Paso Chihuahuas. 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.


El Paso, TX City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 676,325
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $42,772
Median Home Price $118,400
Walkscore 39

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El Paso, TX Demographics

Median Population in El Paso, TX

Median Age 32.6%
Age 18 Over 72.2%
Age 21 Over 67.5%
Age 62 Over 14.4%
Age 65 Over 11.9%

Race in El Paso, TX

  Ethnicity White 83.7%
  Ethnicity Black 3.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 79.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 8.5%

Population By Gender in El Paso, TX

  Male 48.4%
  Female 51.6%

Language in El Paso, TX

  English Only 29.6%
  English Other 70.4%

Economics in El Paso, TX

  Median Household Income $42,772
  Median Home Price $118,400
  Homes Owned 40.7%
  Homes Rent 59.3%
  Median Property Rent $752

The mountains, the big epic sunsets, the great restaurants, all the things to do -- it's a phenomenally beautiful city and it felt like home the second I drove in on I-10.

Martin Bartlett, resident

in El Paso, TX

Commute Types in El Paso, TX

  Walked 1.9%
  Worked at Home 3%
  Public Transportation 1.8%
  Other Means 2.1%
  Drove Alone 80%
  Carpooled 11.2%

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