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.

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 (14.99%), sales jobs (11.53%), and management occupations (8.20%).

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, 83.66% 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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of El Paso's cultural character, accounting for 23.84% of the city’s population.

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