El Paso, TX

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El Paso, TX Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

El Paso Housing Market Information

With a population of 683,577, 223,164 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $125,568, house prices in El Paso are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in El Paso, accounting for 67.18% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in El Paso include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.22%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.19%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.71%).

The most prevalent building size and type in El Paso are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.48% owning and 40.52% renting.

There is a lot of housing in El Paso built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in El Paso built between 1940-1969 ( 28.13%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 23.30%). There's also some housing in El Paso built before 1939 ( 4.48%).

El Paso Home Appreciation Rates

El Paso's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in El Paso during the period has been just 0.50%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, El Paso appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, El Paso's appreciation rate has been 3.61%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in El Paso were at 1.55%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.36%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that El Paso's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within El Paso differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in El Paso - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best El Paso real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,096,000 0.2
$822,001 - $1,096,000 0.3
$548,001 - $822,000 0.9
$439,001 - $548,000 0.9
$329,001 - $439,000 2.9
$219,001 - $329,000 9.4
$110,001 - $219,000 46.0
$55,001 - $110,000 31.9
$0 - $55,000 7.5

Average for TX
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
68.8700729927007 56.4500484966052

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

El Paso Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
63.24% 2.58%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,180 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.48
Renters 40.52
Vacant 9.28

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 23.3
1970 - 1999 44.1
1940 - 1969 28.1
1939 or Older 4.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.2
Townhomes 2.6
Small Apt. Buildings 8.2
Apt. Complexes 19.2
Mobile Homes 2.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.15
1 Bedroom 9.75
2 Bedrooms 20.54
3 Bedrooms 46.12
4 Bedrooms 17.67
5 or more bedrooms 2.78