El Paso, TX

683,088 Population
256.7 square miles 2,660.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.5%
was 2.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Population Density
2,660.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.0%
was 53.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
23.7%
was 23.4%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
27.3%
was 26.9%
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.7%
was 12.5%
Ranked 21st Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 4.8
Ranked 18th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
22.1%
was 18.4%
Ranked 48th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$43,322
was $45,069
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.7
44.1
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
248,159
was 246,920
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$778
was $752
Ranked 51st Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
3,679
was 3,992
 
Occupied Housing Units
225,891
was 222,557
 
Homeownership Rate
57.9%
was 59.1%
Ranked 26th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
2,271
was 2,815
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
966.4
was 961.7
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.0%
was 21.1%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
1,408
was 1,177
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
Ranked 17th 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
93.2%
was 92.5%
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
73.7%
Ranked 42nd Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
95.7%
was 97.3%
Ranked 39th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.9%
was 79.4%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.8%
was 24.3%
Ranked 36th Highest in TX

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