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El Paso County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 837,918 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 679,622 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 105,401
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 56,294
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 133,596
Renter-occupied apartments: 94,862 (it was 76,426 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

36%

Land area: 1013 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in El Paso County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.5%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in El Paso County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (82.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (12.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 411,497  (49.1%)
Females: 426,421  (50.9%)

El Paso County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
El Paso County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,165 ($31,051 in 1999)

This county:

$42,165
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $669 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $861)
This county:

$669
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $119,700 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
El Paso:

$119,700
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,700 - $168,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $171,451
Here:

$171,451
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,102
Here:

$199,102
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $126,213
Here:

$126,213
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $468,418
Here:

$468,418
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,771
Here:

$116,771
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $47,958
Here:

$47,958
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,356
Here:

$25,356
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,167
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $387

Institutionalized population: 8,188

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 30
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 160
  • Burglaries: 304
  • Thefts: 675
  • Auto thefts: 161

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 20
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 194
  • Burglaries: 261
  • Thefts: 733
  • Auto thefts: 125
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Health of residents in El Paso County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
70.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
37.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
73.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
53.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 189 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.
18.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3190 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2008: 2897 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2009: 2640 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2010: 2961 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2011: 3280 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2012: 3176 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2013: 2613 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2014: 2260 buildings, average cost: $158,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,015 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,944 (1.9%)

El Paso County household income distribution in 2009 El Paso County home values distribution El Paso County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.8%
El Paso County:

22.8%
Texas:

15.6%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.5% for Black residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.1% for other race residents, 16.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 32.1 years old
(Males: 30.3 years old, Females: 33.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.2 years old, Black residents: 28.0 years old, American Indian residents: 32.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.4 years old, Other race residents: 31.8 years old)

Area name: El Paso, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in El Paso County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $564 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $809 a month.

Cities in this county include: El Paso, Socorro, San Elizario, Fort Bliss, Fabens, Homestead Meadows South, Horizon City, Canutillo, Homestead Meadows North, Anthony.

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

2012 air pollution in El Paso County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.437 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 32.4 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in El Paso County: Carrizo Spring Windmill (A), Cavender Windmill (B), Cedar Windmill (C), Circle Ranch (D), Cornudas Ranch (E), Cottonwood Windmill (F), Cummings Ranch (G), Cummins Windmill (H), Dagger Camp (I), Dees Ranch (J), Double U Ranch (K), Dullnig Ranch (L), Eagle Mountain Ranch (M), Salt Flat Windmill (N), East Windmill (O), Eightmile Windmill (P), El Cuervo Windmill (Q), Espy Ranch (R), Faskin Ranch (S), Flattop Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Helm Cemetery (1), Quitman Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Antelope Tanks (A), Drag Tank (B), Sailt Lake (C), Linda Lake (D), Grayton Lake (E), Milner Lake (F), Linda Lake (G), Indian Water Hole (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wasson Draw (A), Squaw Creek (B), Mineral Creek (C), Green River (D), Count Draw (E), Lasca Branch (F), Buckhorn Draw (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Freestone County , Loving County , Lynn County , Milam County , Montgomery County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 46,798
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 209,867 (43.9% naturalized citizens)

El Paso County:

25.0%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 37,407
  • 2000 to 2009: 44,587
  • 1990 to 1999: 45,011
  • 1980 to 1989: 50,371
  • 1970 to 1979: 37,410
  • Before 1970: 41,458
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

El Paso County marital status for males El Paso County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 194,604
  • One, attached: 8,215
  • Two: 5,868
  • 3 or 4: 13,243
  • 5 to 9: 15,572
  • 10 to 19: 15,283
  • 20 to 49: 7,030
  • 50 or more: 15,433
  • Mobile homes: 18,348
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 52

Housing units in El Paso County with a mortgage: 94,419 (1,513 second mortgage, 3,649 home equity loan, 320 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 66,069

Here:

58.8% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for El Paso County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic345,95055
Evangelical Protestant87,056329
Other16,67540
Mainline Protestant10,14546
Black Protestant1,70312
Orthodox6473
None338,471-
El Paso County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 116
El Paso County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
This 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.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 444
This county:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
El Paso County:

7.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
El Paso County:

24.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in El Paso County:

Average size of farms: 190 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,140
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $712.90
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,424
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,508
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.28%
Upland cotton: 4807 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,482 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10,055 acres

Tornado activity:

El Paso County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 33496800.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

El Paso County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 204.8 miles away from El Paso County 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 426.0 miles away from the county center
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 442.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 554.1 miles away from the county 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 613.5 miles away from El Paso County 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 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 554.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2006 to August 25, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1658: August 15, 2006, FEMA Id: 1658, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3171: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 30, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-454: November 30, 1974, FEMA Id: 454, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in El Paso County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 7

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (87%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • El Salvador (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in El Paso County (%):

  • American (4%)
  • German (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (0%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • European (0%)
  • Scottish (0%)

El Paso County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 293,717 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 37,919 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,246 (1.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 64 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 4,236 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,162 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 6,230 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 11,393 (3.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in El Paso County, Texas in 2000:

  • 2,822 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 2,491 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,252 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,329 people in nursing homes
  • 1,029 people in state prisons
  • 649 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 409 people in halfway houses
  • 367 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 282 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 196 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 187 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
  • 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
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 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
  • 11 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 4 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in El Paso County, Texas in 2010:

  • 5,683 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,928 people in federal prisons
  • 1,915 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 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
  • 580 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 491 people in college/university student housing
  • 261 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 125 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 108 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 86 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 85 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,348.

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.36% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,157 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.36%
Texas average:

0.08%

1.03% relocated from other counties in Texas ($6,204 average AGI)
4.19% relocated from other states ($24,990 average AGI)
El Paso County:

4.19%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.31% ($28,647 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($28,145)
from Bexar County, TX  0.14% ($34,114)
from Bell County, TX  0.12% ($40,098)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.11% ($34,450)
from Pierce County, WA  0.08% ($27,066)
from Harris County, TX  0.08% ($32,196)


4.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,774 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.21%
Texas average:

0.10%

1.30% relocated to other counties in Texas ($10,312 average AGI)
3.25% relocated to other states ($25,611 average AGI)
El Paso County:

3.25%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.35% ($29,763 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.23% ($38,719)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($31,449)
to Travis County, TX  0.11% ($31,880)
to Dallas County, TX  0.11% ($36,369)
to Harris County, TX  0.11% ($47,872)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.09% ($37,036)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 23.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 17.3

Births per 1000 population in El Paso County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in El Paso County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in El Paso County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 30.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in El Paso County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in El Paso County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 88,795 (74,443 aged, 14,352 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 42,923 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in El Paso County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,334)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,828)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,618)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,432)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,257)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,045)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (1,867)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,827)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,706)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,552)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,219
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 257
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,745

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,016
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 592
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 7,009

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 14.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 4.9
  • Other - 15.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.5
  • Suffocation - 19.3
  • Poisoning - 14.8
  • Other - 4.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 837,918
  • In family households: 737,267 (97,671 male householders, 97,348 female householders)
    126,398 spouses, 312,028 children (297,414 natural, 3,573 adopted, 11,041 stepchildren), 34,617 grandchildren, 14,406 brothers or sisters, 19,028 parents, 20,591 other relatives, 15,180 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 86,017 (34,682 male householders (30,295 living alone)), 37,675 female householders (33,026 living alone)), 13,660 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,634

Size of family households: 64,163 2-persons, 47,484 3-persons, 46,374 4-persons, 20,701 5-persons, 10,226 6-persons, 6,071 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 63,321 1-person, 8,007 2-persons, 405 3-persons, 479 4-persons, 41 5-persons, 104 6-persons.

120,922 married couples with children.
70,125 single-parent households (11,922 men, 58,203 women).

27.6% of residents of El Paso speak English at home.
70.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,446,264,000 ($6,235 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,192,593,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,391,475,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $736,732,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,375,000
Federal grants: $860,863,000
Federal procurement contracts: $590,592,000 ($474,472,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $852,228,000 ($525,552,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $49,273,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $564,915,000
Federal Government insurance: $475,963,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 74,019
Here:

103 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 20,250
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25,116
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -36,017
Here -50 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in El Paso County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 128.85 millions of gallons per day (49% from ground, 51% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 8,077
  • 2010 to 2013: 21,923
  • 2000 to 2009: 45,917
  • 1990 to 1999: 43,107
  • 1980 to 1989: 45,645
  • 1970 to 1979: 46,105
  • 1960 to 1969: 29,338
  • 1950 to 1959: 31,001
  • 1940 to 1949: 10,037
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,498
Note: State values scaled to El Paso population
Rooms in houses/apartments in El Paso County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population
  • 1 room: 1,543
  • 2 rooms: 485
  • 3 rooms: 2,212
  • 4 rooms: 13,399
  • 5 rooms: 39,494
  • 6 rooms: 43,592
  • 7 rooms: 29,138
  • 8 rooms: 15,206
  • 9+ rooms: 15,419
  • 1 room: 4,707
  • 2 rooms: 5,763
  • 3 rooms: 19,706
  • 4 rooms: 28,513
  • 5 rooms: 26,682
  • 6 rooms: 12,024
  • 7 rooms: 4,778
  • 8 rooms: 2,623
  • 9+ rooms: 2,092
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in El Paso County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population
  • no bedroom: 1,651
  • 1 bedroom: 1,046
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,610
  • 3 bedrooms: 93,170
  • 4 bedrooms: 42,517
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,494
  • no bedroom: 4,800
  • 1 bedroom: 21,330
  • 2 bedrooms: 37,654
  • 3 bedrooms: 33,073
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,059
  • 5+ bedrooms: 972
Cars and other vehicles available in El Paso County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to El Paso County population
  • no vehicle: 6,271
  • 1 vehicle: 41,554
  • 2 vehicles: 58,873
  • 3 vehicles: 34,689
  • 4 vehicles: 13,880
  • 5+ vehicles: 5,221
  • no vehicle: 14,508
  • 1 vehicle: 48,362
  • 2 vehicles: 34,390
  • 3 vehicles: 6,898
  • 4 vehicles: 2,068
  • 5+ vehicles: 662

85% of El Paso County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Texas.

El Paso County:

84.9%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 476,153
  • Other state: 134,559
  • Northeast: 15,375
  • Midwest: 23,325
  • South: 35,751
  • West: 60,108

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in El Paso County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.4%)
  • Electricity (9.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (70.0%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,359
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,045
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,865
Here:

9.8%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

El Paso County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $6,088,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,228,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,162,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Financial Administration: $16,000
    Toll Highways: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $254,147,000
    Correctional Institutions: $49,970,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,664,000
    Police Protection: $30,818,000
    Financial Administration: $15,203,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,736,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,998,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,077,000
    Regular Highways: $5,511,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,616,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,107,000
    Health - Other: $1,956,000
    General - Other: $1,580,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,054,000
    Water Utilities: $1,027,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $792,000
    Libraries: $527,000
    Transit Utilities: $526,000
    Housing and Community Development: $424,000
    Local Fire Protection: $415,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $32,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,979,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $10,304,000
    Regular Highways: $4,493,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,422,000
    General Public Building: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $1,154,000
    Parking Facilities: $430,000
    Transit Utilities: $329,000
    Correctional Institutions: $120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $53,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    General - Other: $33,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $196,506,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $58,000

El Paso County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $153,718,000
    All Other: $32,073,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,187,000
    Sewerage: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,957,000
    General Local Government Support: $472,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $770,000
    General Local Government Support: $658,000
    Health and Hospitals: $514,000
    All Other: $451,000
    Water Utilities: $58,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,656,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,834,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,647,000
    Rents: $361,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $852,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $71,411,000
    All Other: $10,934,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,265,000
    Transit Utilities: $773,000
    Water Utilities: $560,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Highways: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $134,439,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $27,704,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,397,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,285,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $148,000
    Amusements Sales: $64,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $52,000
    Other License: $16,000

El Paso County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,544,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $163,015,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,170,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,380,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,529,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $790,000

El Paso County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,504,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,341,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,066,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 25,616
  • Number of aged recipients: 9,244
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 16,372
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,890
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10,046
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 12,680
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 11,595
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 9,948
El Paso County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

El Paso County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 123 full 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 ORIGINATED4,039$136,2271,657$142,0185,900$121,8561,741$24,14927$1,790,741626$100,42577$48,065
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED246$124,362287$133,1711,188$109,806327$33,8782$257,500137$88,51151$53,196
APPLICATIONS DENIED735$123,340615$114,5984,858$110,9701,842$30,5907$236,857472$82,714181$48,155
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN399$135,183277$138,7872,349$123,071335$55,0993$1,665,000214$88,51912$63,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS85$139,41291$220,835457$121,33747$49,4890$036$87,58316$32,438
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 103 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED392$156,344203$166,6504$73,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED141$159,85874$196,50015$117,6671$50,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED72$165,54270$172,6862$150,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$163,00023$156,9570$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$143,6367$172,0002$135,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in El Paso County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria3,75376.5 years
Jose2,38672.6 years
John1,99375.4 years
William1,66373.1 years
Mary1,46478.1 years
George1,34074.5 years
James1,31872.2 years
Jesus1,13372.0 years
Robert1,10070.5 years
Juan1,09572.8 years
Most common last names in El Paso County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hernandez1,29773.8 years
Martinez1,22672.7 years
Garcia1,13573.4 years
Rodriguez99973.9 years
Gonzalez96172.8 years
Lopez85272.5 years
Ramirez73972.8 years
Torres59574.9 years
Sanchez59073.7 years
Perez53574.1 years
Businesses in El Paso County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven87JoS. A. Bank1
ALDO2Jones New York7
AT&T7Journeys4
Abercrombie & Fitch1Justice3
Abercrombie Kids1KFC12
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Kmart6
Ace Hardware4Kohl's3
Aeropostale5La Quinta6
Albertsons8La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant3
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture10
Applebee's7LensCrafters2
Arby's9Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza21
Audi1Long John Silver's5
AutoZone25Lowe's4
Avenue1Macy's2
BMW1Marriott4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls3
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Banana Republic2Mazda2
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's38
Baskin-Robbins8Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works4Microtel3
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motherhood Maternity5
Best Western3New Balance4
Blockbuster10New York & Co3
Brooks Brothers1Nike28
Budget Car Rental2Nissan2
Burger King24Office Depot5
Cache1Old Navy3
Carl\s Jr.10Olive Garden3
Casual Male XL2Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun3
Chevrolet3Panda Express2
Chick-Fil-A3Papa John's Pizza6
Chico's2Payless21
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske6
Church's Chicken14PetSmart3
Cinnabon 2Pier 1 Imports2
Circle K45Pizza Hut14
Clarks2Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery3Popeyes8
Comfort Inn1Quiznos6
Comfort Suites1RadioShack12
Costco1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster3
Cricket Wireless60Red Roof Inn2
Curves4Rue213
DHL8Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen5SAS Shoes2
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In16
Dennys9Sam's Club3
Discount Tire5Sears10
Domino's Pizza6Sephora2
DressBarn4Skechers USA3
Dressbarn4Sleep Inn2
Dunkin Donuts3Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel6
Express3Starbucks15
Extended Stay America1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Famous Footwear2Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway55
FedEx65Super 83
Finish Line3T-Mobile27
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Taco Bell17
Foot Locker2Talbots1
Forever 212Target4
GNC7The Limited2
GameStop10The Room Place4
Gap3Torrid1
Goodwill1Toyota2
Gymboree3Toys"R"Us4
H&R Block34Travelodge2
Haworth1True Value2
Hawthorn1U-Haul21
Hilton4UPS87
Hobby Lobby2Vans10
Holiday Inn7Verizon Wireless6
Hollister Co.2Victoria's Secret3
Home Depot3Village Inn8
HomeTown Buffet1Volkswagen2
Honda2Walgreens26
Hot Topic3Walmart11
Hyatt1Wendy's10
IHOP4Wet Seal1
IZOD1Wingate1
InTown Suites1YMCA5
JCPenney3

El Paso County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"