El Paso, TX
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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.

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 (15.48%), sales jobs (11.87%), and management occupations (8.21%).

El Paso is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around El Paso, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

One important feature of El Paso is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 0.82% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in El Paso anyway. So, if you like to drive, El Paso is the city for you! The landscape around El Paso reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The education level of El Paso citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.72% of adults in El Paso have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in El Paso in 2010 was $20,050, 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 $80,200 for a family of four. However, El Paso contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Paso is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Paso home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Paso residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. El Paso also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 79.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Paso include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

El Paso also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.86%.

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