El Paso is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 681,124 people and 140 constituent neighborhoods, El Paso is the sixth largest community in Texas.
El Paso is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, El Paso is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in El Paso who work in office and administrative support (15.78%), sales jobs (11.58%), and management occupations (8.33%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in El Paso, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Of the large cities in America, El Paso is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.82% of people in El Paso drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in El Paso, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The population of El Paso overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in El Paso, 23.24% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in El Paso in 2010 was $20,154, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,616 for a family of four. However, El Paso contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
El Paso is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Paso home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in El Paso, accounting for 79.87% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of El Paso residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in El Paso include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of El Paso's cultural character, accounting for 24.58% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in El Paso is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and German.