El Paso, Texas

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Population in 2012: 672,538 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.3%
 
Males: 321,876  (47.9%)
Females: 350,662  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  32.3 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Zip codes: 79901, 79902, 79903, 79904, 79905, 79906, 79907, 79908, 79911, 79912, 79915, 79920, 79922, 79924, 79925, 79927, 79930, 79934, 79935, 79936.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,974 (it was $32,124 in 2000)
El Paso:

$40,974
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,090 (it was $14,388 in 2000)

El Paso city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,600 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
El Paso:

$117,600
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $141,019; Detached houses: $144,904; Townhouses or other attached units: $114,796; In 2-unit structures: $101,903; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,718; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,921; Mobile homes: $49,830; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,345

Median gross rent in 2012: $733.

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  • Hispanic - 532,185 (79.1%)
  • White alone - 100,695 (15.0%)
  • Black alone - 22,040 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7,884 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 6,429 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,242 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1,121 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 938 (0.1%)

Races in El Paso detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in El Paso: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (3.8%), German (3.7%), Irish (2.6%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 249.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,700 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

El Paso,TX real estate house value index trend

El Paso, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in El Paso:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in El Paso city:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

163,434 residents are foreign born

This city:  24.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 960 registered sex offenders living in El Paso, Texas as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in El Paso to the number of sex offenders is 701 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,772 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,801 (1.8%)

El Paso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (350.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fort Bliss, TX (0.9 miles ), Sunland Park, NM (3.0 miles ), Prado Verde, TX (3.6 miles) , Sparks, TX (3.7 miles ), Socorro, TX (3.7 miles ), Santa Teresa, NM (3.7 miles ), Canutillo, TX (3.7 miles ), Westway, TX (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2132 buildings, average cost: $49,700
  • 1998: 2873 buildings, average cost: $48,700
  • 1999: 3046 buildings, average cost: $52,400
  • 2000: 2589 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2001: 2964 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 2002: 3180 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2003: 4582 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2004: 2720 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2005: 3252 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2006: 2903 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2007: 2666 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2008: 2521 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2009: 2330 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2010: 2478 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2011: 2966 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2012: 2815 buildings, average cost: $148,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.79 N, Longitude: 106.42 W

El Paso nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): EP, Sun City, Texas, The City With a Legend, El Chuco, El Pachuco

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,778 (+1.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 228,406 (84.6%)

Area code: 915

El Paso household income distribution El Paso home values distribution

Property values in El Paso, TX


Crime rates in El Paso by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2020142111141317171251623
per 100,000 3.13.52.43.61.92.32.12.82.81.90.82.43.4
Rapes 188203221219201295291258181182179217184
per 100,000 29.535.237.537.333.849.047.341.929.629.428.732.727.2
Robberies 731775575581570448503472456452479464471
per 100,000 114.7134.497.799.196.074.481.776.674.573.076.770.069.7
Assaults 3,4573,3883,0822,6812,4601,8571,6061,8272,1712,1842,1982,1612,181
per 100,000 542.3587.7523.5457.2414.2308.6260.9296.6354.5352.9352.1326.1322.9
Burglaries 2,2282,5532,2212,1852,3042,1512,2122,1492,0791,9911,9531,8591,826
per 100,000 349.5442.9377.2372.6387.9357.4359.4348.8339.5321.7312.8280.5270.3
Thefts 25,60522,03918,88717,73516,70214,92514,84514,54514,87014,64713,89912,99713,425
per 100,000 4016.73823.23208.03024.42812.12479.92411.72361.12428.32367.02226.31961.01987.3
Auto thefts 2,4431,8361,9981,8601,8402,5993,5193,0282,7531,8901,5521,4561,160
per 100,000 383.2318.5339.4317.2309.8431.8571.7491.5449.6305.4248.6219.7171.7
Arson 260126110117200161938111811010112094
per 100,000 40.821.918.720.033.726.815.113.119.317.816.218.113.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 403.7418.2364.4343.6318.8297.9297.3290.5290.2271.8258.5242.0235.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in El Paso detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,254 (1,035 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

1.95

El Paso tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +44,182 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including electrical and electronic equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Work and jobs in El Paso: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in El Paso, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

El Paso-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 423.3 miles away from El Paso center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 549.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 609.1 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 440.7 miles away from El Paso center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 549.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in El Paso County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
El Paso topographic map

Birthplace of: Hunico - Professional wrestler, Norma Chávez - Politician, Amanda Marcotte - Blogger, Barbara Lee - Politician, Eliot Shapleigh - Politician, Debbie Reynolds - Actor, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. - Professional wrestler, Mark Dantonio - College football player, Phil Ochs - (1940-1976), musician, Sandra Day O'Connor - (born 1930), Supreme Court justice.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in El Paso: Silvestre S. Herrera.

Main business address for: PETRO STOPPING CENTERS L P (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS), PETRO HOLDINGS FINANCIAL CORP (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS), EL PASO ELECTRIC CO /TX/ (ELECTRIC SERVICES), Petro, Inc. (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS), Petro Distributing, Inc. (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS), PETRO STOPPING CENTERS HOLDINGS LP (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS), PETRO FINANCIAL CORP (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS).

Hospitals in El Paso:

  • CASA BAGDAD (5713 BAGDAD)
  • EL PASO LTAC HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1221 N COTTON, 3RD FLOOR)
  • FOUNDATION SURGICAL HOSPITAL OF EL PASO (Physician, 1416 GEORGE DIETER)
  • HOSPICE OF EL PASO INC (2525 E MISSOURI)
  • LAS PALMAS MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1801 NORTH OREGON STREET)
  • NEW HOPE COMMUNITY LIVING I X (4740 ROUND ROCK)
  • NEW HOPE COMMUNITY LIVING V I I I (7850 PECAN COURT)
  • NORTHPARK HOSPITAL (9005 MARKS)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL OF EL PASO (1740 CURIE DRIVE)
  • SU CASA (5314 BLANCO)

Airports and heliports located in El Paso:

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Amtrak station:

EL PASO (700 SAN FRANCISCO AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in El Paso:

  • El Paso Community College (Full-time enrollment: 19,576; Location: 9050 Viscount Blvd; Public; Website: www.epcc.edu)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (FT enrollment: 18,008; Location: 500 W. University Ave; Public; Website: www.utep.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Vista College (FT enrollment: 3,453; Location: 6101 Montana Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: vistacollege.edu)
  • Southwest University at El Paso (FT enrollment: 1,974; Location: 1414 Geronimo; Private, for-profit; Website: southwestuniversity.edu)
  • Western Technical College (FT enrollment: 1,698; Location: 9624 Plaza Circle; Private, for-profit; Website: www.westerntech.edu)
  • Kaplan College-El Paso (FT enrollment: 1,178; Location: 8360 Burnham Rd Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kaplancollege.com/el-paso-tx/)
  • Western Technical College (FT enrollment: 822; Location: 9451 Diana Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.westerntech.edu)
  • Milan Institute of Cosmetology-El Paso (FT enrollment: 642; Location: 1580 George Dieter Dr., Ste 207; Private, for-profit; Website: www.milaninstitute.edu)
  • Excel Learning Center (FT enrollment: 325; Location: 1220 Lomaland Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.excel.edu)
  • Anamarc College-El Paso Central (FT enrollment: 199; Location: 3210 Dyer; Private, for-profit; Website: www.anamarc.edu)
  • Tri-State Cosmetology Institute (FT enrollment: 160; Location: 6800 Gateway East Blvd., Bldg. 4; Private, for-profit; Website: tristatecosmetology.com)
  • International Business College-El Paso (FT enrollment: 151; Location: 5700 Cromo; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ibcelpaso.edu)
  • International Business College-El Paso (FT enrollment: 151; Location: 1155 N Zaragosa Rd Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: ibcelpaso.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-El Paso (FT enrollment: 149; Location: 1120 McRae Boulevard, Building D; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • Anamarc College-El Paso East (FT enrollment: 133; Location: 8720 Gateway East Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: anamarc.edu)
  • CET-El Paso (FT enrollment: 107; Location: 294 Candelaria Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: cetweb.org)
  • Pipo Academy of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 3000 Pershing Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.pipoacademyofhairdesign.com/index.html)
  • International Business College-El Paso (Location: 5700 Cromo; Private, for-profit; Website: ibcelpaso.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near El Paso:

  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 39 miles; Las Cruces, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 40 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 129 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 153 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 192 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Cochise College (about 195 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 209 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)

Biggest public high schools in El Paso:

Biggest private high schools in El Paso:

  • LORETTO ACADEMY (Students: 708; Location: 1300 HARDAWAY ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 1201 HAWKINS BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 1309 N STANTON; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 519; Location: 8960 ESCOBAR DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LYDIA PATTERSON INSTITUTE (Students: 279; Location: 517 S FLORENCE ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 247; Location: 6301 ALABAMA ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FATHER YERMO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 250 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • JESUS CHAPEL SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 10200 ALBUM AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • RADFORD SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 2001 RADFORD ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTHEAST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 164; Location: 9901 MCCOMBS ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in El Paso:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in El Paso:

  • ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 1300 LAMAR ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 1007 GERONIMO DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST RAPHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 2310 WOODSIDE DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 1111 N STANTON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CLEMENT'S PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 600 MONTANA AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARKS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 5005 LOVE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 8600 WINCHESTER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FATHER YERMO ELEMENTARY (Students: 224; Location: 237 TOBIN PL; Grades: 3 - 8)
  • MT FRANKLIN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 186; Location: 201 E SUNSET RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH PRESCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 595 BELVIDERE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in El Paso, map of school districts: EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOCORRO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, YSLETA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in El Paso:

  • EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,657,257; Location: 501 N OREGON ST; 870,008 books; 15 e-books; 25,285 audio materials; 37,339 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 1,775 print serial subscriptions; 16 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in El Paso: The Hueco Club (A), Union Station (B), El Paso Country Club (C), Wyler Aerial Tramway (D), Bassett Center (E), Sunset Heights Historic District (F), Old San Francisco Historic District (G), Manhattan Heights Historic District (H), Old Fort Bliss (I), Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District (J), El Paso County Water Improvement District (K), Hitt Ranch (L), Camp Zack White (M), El Paso Womens Club (N), El Paso Union Passenger Station (O), First Mortage Company Building (P), Henry C Trost House (Q), Hotel Paso del Norte (R), Hotel Cortez (S), J J Newberry Company (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: NorthPark Shopping Center (1), Sunland Park Shopping Center (2), Trevino Outlet Shopping Center (3), Las Palmas Shopping Center (4), Cielo Vista Shopping Center (5), Coronado Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in El Paso include: PETRO STOPPING CENTERS L P (A), PETRO HOLDINGS FINANCIAL CORP (B), EL PASO ELECTRIC CO /TX/ (C), Petro, Inc. (D), Petro Distributing, Inc. (E), PETRO STOPPING CENTERS HOLDINGS LP (F), PETRO FINANCIAL CORP (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in El Paso include: Our Lady of the Valley Church (A), Our Lady of Assumption Church (B), Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (C), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (D), San Jose Church (E), University Church (F), Divino Salvador Presbyterian Church (G), Community Baptist Church (H), Apollo Heights Baptist Chapel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Rest Lawn Cemetery (2), Concordia Cemetery (3), Fort Bliss National Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ascarate Lake (A), El Paso Electric Company Lake (B), Mountain Park Reservoir (C), Pershing Reservoir (D), Sunrise Reservoir (E), Rattlesnake Tanks (F), Thorn Reservoir (G), Portland Cement Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in El Paso include: Arlington Park (1), Lincoln Park (2), Lancaster Park (3), Lafayette Park (4), Houston Park (5), Irwin J Lambka Park (6), J P Shawer Park (7), H T Ponsford Park (8), Hacienda Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Burges House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 603 West Yandell Drive) (1), El Paso City Government - Museum-Wilderness Park- Wilderness Park Mu (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4301 Woodrow Bean Transmo) (2), El Paso City Government - El Paso Museum of History (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 12901 Gateway Boulevard West) (3), El Paso Museum of Art (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 Arts Festival Plaza) (4), El Paso County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 603 West Yandell Drive) (5), El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Lbrry & MSM Fndtn (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 301 West Missouri Avenue) (6), El Paso Holocaust Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 310 North Mesa Street) (7), Bob-O'S (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3851 Constitution Drive) (8), Celebration Station (Amusement & Theme Parks; 14021 Montana Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn El Paso (6655 Gateway Blvd W) (1), Best Western Airport Inn (7144 Gateway East) (2), Allstate Motel (4515 Montana Avenue) (3), Comfort Inn Airport East (900 Yarbrough Drive) (4), Americana Inn (14387 Gateway Boulevard West) (5), Cliff Inn Hotel & Conference Center (1600 East Cliff Drive) (6), Best Value Inn Extended Stay - El Paso (7840 N Mesa St) (7), Best Western Sunland Park Inn (1045 Sunland Park Drive) (8), Beverly Crest Motor Inn (8709 Dyer Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Montalvo Frank District Judge- U S District Judges- Judicial Br (U S Courthouse) (1), United States Government - Judicial Branch- U S Bankruptcy- Clerk's Of (8515 Lockheed Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

El Paso County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 377. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

377
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.647. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.647
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 16.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.323. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 97.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

97.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0150. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0150
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in El Paso and their reported violations in the past:

LUJAN TRUCKING INC (Population served: 750, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CEDAR CREEK CABIN OWNERS ASSOCIATION (Serves NM, Population served: 475, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2000), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (AUG-14-1998), Fed CFP issued (SEP-21-1999)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and APR-24-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2000)
  • Notification, State - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed CFP issued (SEP-21-1999)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed CFP issued (SEP-21-1999)
  • Notification, State - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (AUG-14-1998), Fed CFP issued (SEP-21-1999)
  • Notification, Public - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (AUG-14-1998), Fed CFP issued (SEP-21-1999)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
TXDOT WILD HORSE COMFORT (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2003)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CIELO DORADO ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOC (Serves NM, Population served: 263, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
TXDOT NORTH MILL PARK (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2003)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
D & D WATER TRUCKS INC (Population served: 120, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
CERRO ALTO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and MAR-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
SAFE HAVEN RV PARK (Serves NM, Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2002), Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-07-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2000), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-2000), Fed FAO issued (JUN-07-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-2002)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, State - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-07-2001)
  • Notification, State - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-07-2001)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in El Paso that have no violations reported:

  • SPIRIT LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER (Population served: 154, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.5% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in El Paso in 2010:

  • 1,915 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,831 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,482 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,225 people in state prisons
  • 873 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 855 people in federal detention centers
  • 449 people in college/university student housing
  • 256 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 153 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 120 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 52 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 44 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in El Paso in 2000:

  • 1,329 people in nursing homes
  • 893 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 633 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 535 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 282 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 196 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 185 people in religious group quarters
  • 179 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 165 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 163 people in halfway houses
  • 135 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 98 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 54 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 43 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 43 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 42 people in other group homes
  • 39 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 39 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 25 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

El Paso, Texas environmental map by EPA

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El Paso compared to Texas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Sun Bowl Stadium. Capacity: 51,500. UTEP Miners.
  • Don Haskins Center. University of Texas at El Paso.

Banks with most branches in El Paso (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 15 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank Texas: 11 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 10 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • WestStar Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $986.4 mil, Deposits: $895.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Weststar Bank Holding Company, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • First National Bank: Ysleta Branch, El Dorado Branch, Resler Branch, Cielo Vista Branch. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $303.0 mil, Deposits: $247.7 mil, headquarters in Fabens, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Fabens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • United Bank of El Paso del Norte: Zaragoza Branch, Gateway West Branch, United Bank Of El Paso Del Norte. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $174.8 mil, Deposits: $134.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • First Savings Bank: 909 North Mesa Branch, Doniphan Drive Branch, 1701 Saul Klenfield Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $436.6 mil, Deposits: $352.8 mil, headquarters in Beresford, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • 10 other banks with 16 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in El Paso, Texas:

  • Holiday Inn Airport Hotel, 6655 Gtwy West, El Paso, TX 79925 , Phone: (915) 778-6411, Fax: (915) 778-6517
  • Gardner Hotel El Paso Int'l Hostel, 311 E Franklin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901 , Phone: (915) 532-3661
  • Ramada Suites, 8250 Gateway E, El Paso, TX 79907 , Phone: (915) 591-9600, Fax: (915) 591-3263
  • Chase Suite Hotel, 6791 Montana, El Paso, TX 79925 , Phone: (915) 772-8000, Fax: (915) 772-7254
  • Camino Real Hotel, 101 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901 , Phone: (915) 534-3000, Fax: (915) 534-3024
  • Marriott Hotel El Paso, 1600 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925 , Phone: (915) 779-3300, Fax: (915) 774-6981
  • La Quinta Inn-cielo Vista, 9125 Gtwy W, El Paso, TX 79925 , Phone: (915) 593-8400, Fax: (915) 599-1268
  • La Quinta Motor Inn #452 El Paso, 11033 Gtwy, El Paso, TX 79935 , Phone: (915) 591-2244, Fax: (915) 592-9300
  • 60 other hotels and motels
All 68 fire-safe hotels and motels in El Paso, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

El Paso travel time to work - commute El Paso mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for El Paso city (based on El Paso County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.43%
Here: 63.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents81.2%5.7%2.0%1.5%1.3%
Congregations19.0%17.0%7.3%9.0%5.3%
NameJewishChurch of the Nazarene Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%1.0%0.8%0.7%4.7%
Congregations0.7%2.7%0.7%2.3%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 116
El Paso County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
El Paso County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 216
El Paso County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 444
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
El Paso County:

24.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 140$494,898$42,4208$5,515
Other Government Administration 184$625,393$40,78713$11,260
Judicial and Legal 134$483,943$43,3387$3,046
Police Protection - Officers 1,079$4,492,182$49,9590$0
Police - Other 413$1,027,513$29,8554$6,155
Firefighters 807$3,404,167$50,6200$0
Fire - Other 86$231,228$32,2642$2,672
Streets and Highways 303$701,448$27,78013$16,240
Airports 212$533,025$30,1713$4,490
Solid Waste Management 257$611,288$28,5435$3,503
Sewerage 155$461,101$35,6980$0
Parks and Recreation 298$688,873$27,740163$149,638
Housing and Community Development(Local) 68$229,085$40,4271$1,063
Water Supply 185$482,479$31,2960$0
Transit 572$1,406,614$29,5096$9,173
Local Libraries 154$425,867$33,18436$33,316
Other and Unallocable 560$1,784,198$38,2336$6,024
Totals for Government 5,607$18,083,302$38,702267$252,095

El Paso government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $85,342,000 ($126.90)
    General Public Buildings: $42,503,000 ($63.20)
    Sewerage: $21,894,000 ($32.55)
    Air Transportation: $17,850,000 ($26.54)
    Regular Highways: $14,168,000 ($21.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,787,000 ($8.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,516,000 ($8.20)
    Transit Utilities: $4,186,000 ($6.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000 ($0.16)
    Toll Highways: $45,000 ($0.07)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $80,384,000 ($119.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,435,000 ($76.48)
    Water Utilities: $38,871,000 ($57.80)
    Transit Utilities: $37,541,000 ($55.82)
    General Public Buildings: $27,875,000 ($41.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,148,000 ($37.39)
    Sewerage: $21,645,000 ($32.18)
    Air Transportation: $19,356,000 ($28.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $16,739,000 ($24.89)
    Health - Other: $16,393,000 ($24.37)
    Regular Highways: $15,874,000 ($23.60)
    Financial Administration: $13,393,000 ($19.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,836,000 ($14.63)
    General - Other: $7,855,000 ($11.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,789,000 ($10.09)
    Libraries: $5,374,000 ($7.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,632,000 ($6.89)
    Central Staff Services: $3,971,000 ($5.90)
    Toll Highways: $2,162,000 ($3.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $445,996,000 ($663.15)
    Corporate Bonds: $255,073,000 ($379.27)
    Benefit Payments: $57,820,000 ($85.97)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $19,066,000 ($28.35)
    Withdrawals: $3,244,000 ($4.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,790,000 ($36.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $9,538,000 ($14.18)
    Regular Highways: $3,179,000 ($4.73)
    Transit Utilities: $2,510,000 ($3.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,297,000 ($1.93)
    Sewerage: $864,000 ($1.28)
    General - Other: $586,000 ($0.87)
    Police Protection: $398,000 ($0.59)
    Libraries: $190,000 ($0.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($0.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $224,624,000 ($333.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,621,000 ($26.20)

El Paso government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,773,000 ($63.60)
    Air Transportation: $34,411,000 ($51.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,609,000 ($42.54)
    Toll Highways: $13,841,000 ($20.58)
    All Other: $9,948,000 ($14.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,621,000 ($3.90)
    Parking Facilities: $1,158,000 ($1.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $215,000 ($0.32)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($0.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $92,480,000 ($137.51)
    From Parent Local Government: $33,052,000 ($49.15)
    Local Employee Contribution: $22,203,000 ($33.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $21,950,000 ($32.64)
    Transit Utilities: $19,565,000 ($29.09)
    Sewerage: $14,762,000 ($21.95)
    All Other: $9,797,000 ($14.57)
    Air Transportation: $8,092,000 ($12.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $431,000 ($0.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,010,000 ($29.75)
    Sale of Property: $17,392,000 ($25.86)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,107,000 ($22.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,536,000 ($11.21)
    Rents: $2,035,000 ($3.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $73,455,000 ($109.22)
    Transit Utilities: $7,123,000 ($10.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $13,202,000 ($19.63)
    All Other: $2,612,000 ($3.88)
    General Local Government Support: $1,065,000 ($1.58)
  • Tax - Property: $177,679,000 ($264.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $106,916,000 ($158.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $32,039,000 ($47.64)
    NEC: $10,210,000 ($15.18)
    Other License: $7,027,000 ($10.45)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,063,000 ($4.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,296,000 ($3.41)
    Amusements Sales: $64,000 ($0.10)

El Paso government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $854,663,000 ($1270.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $786,382,000 ($1169.28)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $150,414,000 ($223.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,305,000 ($216.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $132,229,000 ($196.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,024,000 ($114.53)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,300,000 ($36.13)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,115,000 ($9.09)

El Paso government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,381,000 ($179.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $273,307,000 ($406.38)
    Total Federal Securities: $39,040,000 ($58.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,379,000 ($164.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $199,583,000 ($296.76)

5.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200533,044 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.62% of residents moved from foreign countries($3,256 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.62%
Texas average:

0.20%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.31% ($27,333 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.18% ($28,116)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.16% ($29,814)


5.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200634,515 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,852 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.27%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.38% ($26,477 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.26% ($27,226)
to Bexar County, TX  0.23% ($32,143)

Strongest AM radio stations in El Paso:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KVIV (1340 AM; 1 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: SPANISH CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in El Paso:

  • KTSM-FM (99.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFX (92.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSII (93.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KINT-FM (93.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY-FM (96.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAQ (95.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • K219BX (91.7 FM; EL PASO, ETC., TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRR (102.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHRO (94.7 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVER (91.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXCR (89.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBNA-FM (97.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTEP (88.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO)
  • K212EO (90.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KPAS (103.1 FM; FABENS, TX; Owner: ALGIE A. FELDER)
  • K206CS (89.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around El Paso:

  • KTSM-TV (Channel 9; EL PASO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF EL PASO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVIA-TV (Channel 7; EL PASO, TX; Owner: NPG OF TEXAS, L.P.)
  • KINT-TV (Channel 26; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSCE (Channel 38; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 38 CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • KFOX-TV (Channel 14; EL PASO, TX; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTFN (Channel 65; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDBC-TV (Channel 4; EL PASO, TX; Owner: KDBC-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCOS (Channel 13; EL PASO, TX; Owner: EL PASO PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • K40FW (Channel 40; EL PASO, TX; Owner: BROADCAST GROUP, LTD.)
  • KTYO (Channel 48; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: COUNCIL TREE COMMUNICATIONS VI, L.P.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of El Paso fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 170
Total length: 1,990 meters (6,529ft)
Total costs: $919,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,923,805
Total average daily truck traffic: 377,887

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 7
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 9
  • 1960-1969: 27
  • 1970-1979: 11
  • 1980-1989: 20
  • 1990-1999: 26
  • 2000-2009: 55
  • 2010-2012: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for El Paso, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in El Paso)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1315 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in El Paso, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 147 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 411 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1165 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in El Paso)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in El Paso)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 412 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 104 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,608$138,9731,335$148,8965,118$121,0091,436$26,00225$1,697,480549$101,36725$53,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED160$127,125229$137,052987$108,482279$36,0522$257,500128$87,80813$47,646
APPLICATIONS DENIED492$123,499454$126,3033,932$111,2241,406$31,6467$236,857407$83,54775$48,152
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN280$136,093228$142,9651,966$122,094270$54,8482$847,500193$87,7594$128,623
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS58$135,19873$245,212385$118,95539$47,8910$034$86,9179$31,780

Detailed mortgage data for all 112 tracts in El Paso, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 89 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED342$158,160171$167,0193$67,157
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED124$158,85556$184,60414$118,313
APPLICATIONS DENIED65$165,20655$166,9802$150,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$159,81819$141,2880$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$140,5056$146,1002$135,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 88
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - El Paso

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for El Paso, TX
Most common first names in El Paso, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria3,58276.6 years
Jose2,23172.7 years
John1,96075.4 years
William1,62673.1 years
Mary1,44178.2 years
George1,32374.5 years
James1,29772.2 years
Robert1,06770.6 years
Jesus1,05472.0 years
Juan1,02173.2 years
Most common last names in El Paso, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hernandez1,22474.1 years
Martinez1,15072.9 years
Garcia1,06073.5 years
Rodriguez93474.1 years
Gonzalez91572.9 years
Lopez79572.7 years
Ramirez69572.8 years
Torres58474.9 years
Sanchez54673.6 years
Chavez51072.2 years
Businesses in El Paso, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven82JCPenney3
ALDO2JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T7Jones New York6
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys3
Abercrombie Kids1Justice3
Academy Sports + Outdoors2KFC11
Ace Hardware2Kmart6
Aeropostale5Kohl's3
Albertsons8La Quinta6
American Eagle Outfitters2La-Z-Boy3
Ann Taylor2Lane Bryant2
Applebee's7Lane Furniture10
Arby's8LensCrafters2
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza18
Audi1Long John Silver's5
AutoZone19Lowe's4
Avenue1Macy's2
BMW1Marriott4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls3
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Banana Republic2Mazda2
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's34
Baskin-Robbins7Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works4Microtel3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity5
Best Western2New Balance3
Blockbuster9New York & Co3
Budget Car Rental2Nike26
Burger King19Nissan2
Burlington Coat Factory2Office Depot5
Cache1Old Navy2
Carl\s Jr.9Olive Garden3
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun3
Chevrolet3Panda Express2
Chick-Fil-A4Papa John's Pizza6
Chico's1Payless21
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske5
Church's Chicken12PetSmart3
Cinnabon 2Pier 1 Imports2
Circle K43Pizza Hut13
Clarks1Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery3Popeyes7
Comfort Inn1Quiznos7
Comfort Suites1RadioShack12
Costco1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster3
Cricket Wireless49Red Roof Inn2
Curves4Rue212
DHL8Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen6SAS Shoes2
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In15
Dennys8Sam's Club3
Discount Tire4Sears10
Domino's Pizza9Sephora2
DressBarn3Skechers USA2
Dressbarn3Sleep Inn2
Dunkin Donuts3Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel6
Express3Starbucks15
Extended Stay America1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway47
FedEx63Super 81
Finish Line3T-Mobile26
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Taco Bell16
Foot Locker2Talbots1
Forever 212Target4
GNC6The Limited2
GameStop10The Room Place4
Gap3Torrid1
Goodwill1Toyota2
Gymboree2Toys"R"Us4
H&R Block29Travelodge2
Haworth1U-Haul18
Hawthorn1UPS84
Hilton4Vans12
Hobby Lobby2Verizon Wireless6
Holiday Inn7Victoria's Secret3
Hollister Co.2Village Inn8
Home Depot3Volkswagen2
HomeTown Buffet1Walgreens22
Honda2Walmart11
Hot Topic3Wendy's9
Hyatt1Wet Seal1
IHOP4Wingate1
IZOD1YMCA5
InTown Suites1

El Paso on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 (79905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #23 (79902) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #38 (79908) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries"
  • #39 (79906) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 (79908) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Guyanese first ancestries"
  • #41 (79922) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #55 (79905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #57 (79925) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #87 (79912) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #87 (79934) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (79906) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (79922) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Total of 434 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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