What is the current population of El Paso?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of El Paso is 681,728. El Paso, Texas is the 22nd largest city in the US.

El Paso Geography [top]

What county is El Paso, Texas in?

El Paso is located entirely in El Paso County.

What is the size of El Paso, Texas in square miles?

El Paso has an area of 255.2 square miles. El Paso is the 6th largest city, by area, in Texas.

El Paso Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of El Paso?

The current population of El Paso (681,728) is it's peak population.

How quickly is El Paso growing?

El Paso has grown 20.7% since the 2000. El Paso, Texas's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is El Paso the biggest city in Texas?

No, El Paso is the 6th largest city in the state of Texas. The biggest city, Houston, is 3.4x bigger than El Paso.

What is the population density of El Paso, Texas?

El Paso has a population density of 2,543.2 people per square mile.

El Paso Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of El Paso, Texas?

The total voting age population of El Paso, Texas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 423,010. The voting age population is 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.7% of the residents of El Paso are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of El Paso, Texas?

The racial demographics of El Paso are 80.1% White, 11.4% Other, 3.6% Black, 2.7% Two or more races, 1.4% Asian, 0.6% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 81.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas residents are below the poverty line?

In El Paso, 19.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.1%. On a per-household basis, 15.9% of families are below the poverty line in El Paso.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 62.3% of El Paso residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among El Paso, Texas residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.3% of El Paso residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.1% have a bachelor's degree and 8.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among El Paso residents aged 5 and older, 68.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 66.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.0% speak an Asian language.

El Paso Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in El Paso, Texas?

The unemployment rate in El Paso is 6.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas residents work for the government?

In El Paso, 19.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in El Paso, Texas?

The median household income in El Paso is $47,568.

El Paso Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in El Paso, Texas?

In El Paso, 58.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in El Paso, Texas?

Renters occupy 41.1% of housing units in El Paso.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in El Paso, 4.6% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of El Paso, Texas housing units were built after 2000?

In El Paso, 25.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 62,800 units.

What is the median monthly rent in El Paso, Texas?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in El Paso is $837.

What percentage of households in El Paso, Texas have broadband internet?

In El Paso, 78.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

El Paso Population By Year

Population Graph For El Paso
Year Population Rank in US
2019 681,728 22
2018 682,669 22
2017 683,577 22
2016 683,080 20
2015 681,124 20
2014 679,036 19
2013 674,433 19
2012 672,538 19
2011 663,977 19
2010 649,121 19
2000 564,792 23
1990 515,652 22
1980 425,259 28
1970 322,261 45
1960 276,687 46
1950 130,485 76
1940 96,810 98
1930 102,421 86
1920 77,560 89

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,513 24.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Texas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
9 Dallas 1,343,573 12.8%
11 Austin 978,908 45.6%
13 Fort Worth 909,585 66.5%
22 El Paso 681,728 20.7%
49 Arlington 398,854 19.1%

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