El Paso, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Paso, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of El Paso had a population of 685,272 as of July 1, 2015. El Paso ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Paso is located at latitude 31.8484 and longitude -106.427 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Paso (see map below) encompass a land area of 256.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.91 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,717 feet.

The City of El Paso (GNIS ID: 2410414) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Paso population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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El Paso, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 685,272
Population in Households 676,587
Population in Familes 592,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,685
Population Density1 2,685
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 231,736
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 172,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 245,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134,471 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 97,266 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,211 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $161,470
Average Home Value $192,328


Median Household Income $39,089
Average Household Income $56,953
Per Capita Income $19,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.02%
Households 1.27% 1.15%
Families 1.16% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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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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, 2015 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 # 185 89th
Diversity Index2 # 636 64th
Median Household Income # 1104 37th
Per Capita Income # 1114 36th

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