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 683,577 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 (16.02%), sales jobs (11.32%), and management occupations (8.60%).

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.

El Paso is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although El Paso is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

El Paso is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 82.95% 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 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, 24.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in El Paso in 2010 was $21,120, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,480 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 80.79% 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 24.48% 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.