El Paso, TX

681,136 Population
256.4 square miles 2,647.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.5%
was 2.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Population Density
2,647.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.5%
was 54.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
23.4%
was 25.4%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
26.9%
was 28.2%
Ranked 26th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.5%
was 11.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.1
was 4.8
Ranked 18th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
18.4%
was 20.9%
Ranked 39th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$45,069
was $41,129
Ranked 43rd Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.1
47.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.5
was 1.5
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
366.6
was 371.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,914.2
was 2,289.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
246,920
was 239,557
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$752
was $756
Ranked 48th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
3,679
was 3,992
 
Occupied Housing Units
222,557
was 219,332
 
Homeownership Rate
59.1%
was 58.9%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
2,271
was 2,815
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
961.7
was 934.2
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.1%
was 18.3%
Ranked 13th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
1,408
was 1,177
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
15.4
was 17.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.5
was 5.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
92.5%
was 86.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
73.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.3%
was 94.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
79.4%
was 77.3%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.3%
was 22.8%
Ranked 34th Highest in TX

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