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El Paso, Texas - Basic Facts

El Paso is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of El Paso.

It is a populated place located in El Paso County at latitude 31.7587 and longitude -106.4869. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,717 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of El Paso (see map) encompass a land area of 255.24 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Paso: Concordia, Franklin, Magoffinsville.

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El Paso, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Paso to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 100th
Population Density1 # 188 89th
Diversity Index2 # 667 62nd
Median Household Income # 1093 38th
Per Capita Income # 1161 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.

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El Paso, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 683,444
Population in Households 674,796
Population in Familes 591,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,648
Population Density1 2,678
Diversity Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 230,606
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 171,392
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 244,049 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134,835 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 95,771 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,443 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $158,270
Average Home Value $189,720
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,287
Average Household Income $54,113
Per Capita Income $18,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.22% 1.0%
Households 1.45% 1.14%
Families 1.33% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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