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.

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 (15.78%), sales jobs (11.58%), and management occupations (8.33%).

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 car-oriented large cities in America. A full 0.82% 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 education level of El Paso citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.24% of adults in El Paso have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in El Paso in 2010 was $20,154, 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 $80,616 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 79.87% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

El Paso also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.58%.

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