El Paso, TX Community Profile: Data

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El Paso: Basic Info

El Paso is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of El Paso is the formal official name. It is a populated place located in El Paso County at latitude 31.7587 and longitude -106.4869. The elevation is 3,717 feet.

The City of El Paso has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries 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.

El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: El Paso, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

El Paso: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

The El Paso Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for El Paso (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how El Paso ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of El Paso with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of El Paso County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has El Paso Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a El Paso Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the El Paso Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near El Paso. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local El Paso area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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


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


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


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


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

El Paso, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares El Paso to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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

The Demographic Data for the 4,699 Texas cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 111,347 Texas Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: July 8, 2014.