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, El Paso isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in El Paso are a mix 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 (16.02%), sales jobs (11.32%), and management occupations (8.60%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in El Paso. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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.
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 citizens of El Paso are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.08% of adults in El Paso having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.
El Paso also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.48%.
The most common language spoken in El Paso is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and German/Yiddish.