El Paso County, TX

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2022 Population
863,832
0.389% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.8
0.613% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.5%
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,417
8.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,600
16.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
368,320
0.626% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, El Paso County, TX had a population of 864k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $55,417. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of El Paso County, TX grew from 860,485 to 863,832, a 0.389% increase and its median household income grew from $50,919 to $55,417, a 8.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in El Paso County, TX are White (Hispanic) (38.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (28.5%), Other (Hispanic) (15.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%).

None of the households in El Paso County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89% of the residents in El Paso County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in El Paso County, TX are The University of Texas at El Paso (228796) (5,377 degrees awarded in 2022), El Paso Community College (4,045 degrees), and Western Technical College (224679) (888 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in El Paso County, TX was $153,600, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in El Paso County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in El Paso County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

El Paso County, TX is home to a population of 864k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.4% of El Paso County, TX residents were born outside of the country (202k people).

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more White (Hispanic) residents (332k people) in El Paso County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 246k Two+ (Hispanic) and 130k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89%
2022 Citizenship
88.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89% of El Paso County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in El Paso County, TX was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in El Paso County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    332k ± 6.46k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    246k ± 7.31k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    130k ± 4.7k
82.9%
Hispanic Population
717k people

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more White (Hispanic) residents (332k people) in El Paso County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 246k Two+ (Hispanic) and 130k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

82.9% of the people in El Paso County, TX are hispanic (717k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

23.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
202k people
23.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
203k people

As of 2022, 23.4% of El Paso County, TX residents (202k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in El Paso County, TX was 23.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    21,622 ± 1,858
  2. Vietnam
    10,068 ± 853
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,304 ± 743

El Paso County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of El Paso County, TX employs 368k people. The largest industries in El Paso County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (51,611 people), Educational Services (44,568 people), and Retail Trade (43,262 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,150), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,328), and Public Administration ($62,967).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

368k
2022 Value
± 6,248
0.626%
1 Year growth
± 2.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in El Paso County, TX grew at a rate of 0.626%, from 366k employees to 368k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in El Paso County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (46,171 people), Sales & Related Occupations (39,631 people), and Management Occupations (30,966 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of El Paso County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

368k
2022 Value
± 6,248
0.626%
1 Year growth
± 2.32%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in El Paso County, TX grew at a rate of 0.626%, from 366k employees to 368k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in El Paso County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (51,611 people), Educational Services (44,568 people), and Retail Trade (43,262 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of El Paso County, TX, though some of these residents may live in El Paso County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,838
Median earning men ± $1,185
$27,486
Median earning women ± $770

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,891), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,036), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,431).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,589), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,287), and Information ($33,537).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,295
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,959
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,855
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in El Paso County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 66.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in El Paso County, TX awarded 12,147 degrees. The student population of El Paso County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,478 male students and 30,421 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in El Paso County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (9,840 and 83.7%), followed by White (1,034 and 8.8%), Black or African American (325 and 2.77%), and Unknown (187 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in El Paso County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at El Paso (228796) (5,377 and 44.3%), El Paso Community College (4,045 and 33.3%), and Western Technical College (224679) (888 and 7.31%).

The most popular majors in El Paso County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,232 and 10.1%), Registered Nursing (812 and 6.68%), and General Business Administration & Management (536 and 4.41%).

The median tuition cost in El Paso County, TX for a public four year colleges is $7,268 for in-state students and $21,704 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in El Paso County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 53,899 (43.6% men and 56.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 53,899 students enrolled in El Paso County, TX, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 44,925 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 230 degrees awarded
  2. 1,232 degrees awarded
  3. 289 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in El Paso County, TX was Clinical Laboratory Assistant with 230 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in El Paso County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,377 degrees awarded
  2. 4,045 degrees awarded
  3. 888 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at El Paso (228796) with 5,377 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,944 men were awarded degrees from institutions in El Paso County, TX, which is 0.686 times less than the 7,203 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 9,840 degrees mean that there were 9.52 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,034 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,501) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,632) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in El Paso County, TX was $153,600 in 2022, which is 0.545 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,500 to $153,600, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in El Paso County, TX is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in El Paso County, TX have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in El Paso County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in El Paso County, TX is $55,417. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in El Paso County, TX was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $151,505, followed by Census Tract 102.14 and Census Tract 102.18, with respective values of $144,020 and $133,303.

In 2022, 18.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.13%.

Property

$153,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,738
$184,338
Median Property Taxes
±$3,819

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Paso County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in El Paso County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.13
  2. Census Tract 102.14
  3. Census Tract 102.18

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in El Paso County, TX was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $151,505, followed by Census Tract 102.14 and Census Tract 102.18, with respective values of $144,020 and $133,303.

The following map shows all of the tracts in El Paso County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,417
Median Household Income
± $1,064
293k
Number of Households
± 4,992

In 2022, the median household income of the 293k households in El Paso County, TX grew to $55,417 from the previous year's value of $50,919.

The following chart displays the households in El Paso County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for El Paso County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.66%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in El Paso County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (6.66%).

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in El Paso County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in El Paso County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.13%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in El Paso County, TX (166k out of 850k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in El Paso County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.7% of the children was living in poverty in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 364 in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 52.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

78.2% of the population of El Paso County, TX has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 7.52% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 5.22% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see 2003 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.05% decrease from the previous year (2066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 926 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,003 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in El Paso County, TX

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see an average of 2,003 patients per year. This represents a 3.05% decrease from the previous year (2,066 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in El Paso County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.1% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

21.8%
Uninsured
32.9%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
7.52%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
5.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in El Paso County, TX grew by 2.8% from 21.3% to 21.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.1 in El Paso County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.3% in El Paso County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 24.3% in El Paso County, TX.

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