El Paso is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 681,728 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 (14.76%), 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.
Of the large cities in America, El Paso is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 83.75% of people in El Paso drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in El Paso, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
In terms of college education, El Paso is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.08% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.