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 678,815 people and 159 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Paso who work in office and administrative support (14.06%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (8.57%).

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.

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: 83.71% 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.

The overall education level of El Paso is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.95% 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 $23,450, 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 $93,800 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 81.49% 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: 22.95%.

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