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 678,815 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 (14.76%), sales jobs (11.17%), and management occupations (8.41%).

El Paso is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of El Paso. This makes El Paso a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, El Paso presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

One important feature of El Paso is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.75% 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 percentage of people in El Paso who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.08% of adults in El Paso have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in El Paso in 2018 was $22,734, 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 $90,936 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 81.36% 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: 23.13%.

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

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