El Paso, TX
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Living in El Paso


El Paso is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 682,669 people and 140 constituent neighborhoods, El Paso is the sixth largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, El Paso is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.99%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (8.20%).

One thing noticeable about El Paso, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because El Paso is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes El Paso a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, El Paso is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

El Paso is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.66% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in El Paso. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common El Paso landscape.

The citizens of El Paso are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.66% of adults in El Paso having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in El Paso in 2010 was $21,927, 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 $87,708 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 80.94% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

El Paso also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.84%.

The most common language spoken in El Paso is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and German/Yiddish.