El Paso Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of El Paso?

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There are 679,879 residents in El Paso, with a median age of 33. Of this, 49.02% are males and 50.98% are females. US-born citizens make up 74.8% of the resident pool in El Paso, while non-US-born citizens account for 14.13%. Additionally, 11.07% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 568,289 people in El Paso currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 679,879 0.0%
Male Population 333,286 0.1%
Female Population 346,593 -0.1%
Male population 49.02%
Female population 50.98%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33 0.3%
Citizen US Born 508,565 0.5%
Citizen not US Born 96,055 1.9%
Not Citizen 75,259 -5.4%
Citizen US Born 74.8%
Citizen not US Born 14.13%
Not Citizen 11.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 5,861 -16.5%
Moved from Same County 68,920 -2.8%
Moved from Same State 8,789 2.6%
Moved from Different State 17,538 -6.1%
Same House as Last Year 568,289 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 0.88%
Moved from Same County 10.3%
Moved from Same State 1.31%
Moved from Different State 2.62%
Same House as Last Year 84.9%

What are the employment statistics in El Paso?

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White-collar workers make up 79.11% of the working population in El Paso, while blue-collar employees account for 20.89%. There are also 25,287 entrepreneurs in El Paso (8.63% of the workforce); 195,504 workers employed in private companies (66.69%); and 57,898 people working in governmental institutions (19.75%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 231,936 -0.4%
Blue Collar 61,232 1.9%
White Collar 79.11%
Blue Collar 20.89%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 25,287 1.5%
Private Companies 195,504 -0.1%
Governmental Workers 57,898 -0.3%
Not for Profit Companies 14,479 1.3%
Self Employees 8.63%
Private Companies 66.69%
Governmental Workers 19.75%
Not for Profit Companies 4.94%

How many households are there in El Paso?

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There are a total of 230,905 households in El Paso, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 70.36% of these El Paso households, while non-family units account for the remaining 29.64%. Additionally, 37.75% of households have children and 62.25% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 230,905 1.8%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.7%
Family Households 162,460 1.0%
Non-family Households 68,445 3.7%
Family Households 70.36%
Non-family Households 29.64%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 87,167 1.7%
Households without Children 143,738 1.9%
Households with Children 37.75%
Households without Children 62.25%

What are the median and average incomes in El Paso?

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The average annual household income in El Paso is $66,117, while the median household income sits at $48,866 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $52,414, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $58,306. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $28,778 and $31,725, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $66,117 3.3%
Median Household Income $48,866 2.7%
People below Poverty Level 124,073 -1.1%
People above Poverty Level 538,833 0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in El Paso?

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There are 252,526 housing units in El Paso, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 230,905 occupied housing units in El Paso, 59.62% are owner-occupied, while 40.38% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 57.01% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $145,900. In general, housing costs reach $877 per month in El Paso.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 252,526 0.9%
Median Year Built 1982 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 12,513 7.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 8,887 -12.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 28,712 -0.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 26,949 -0.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 41,134 -0.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 36,187 3.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 33,955 0.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 35,985 -5.7%
Built in 2010 or Later 28,204 14.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 230,905 1.8%
Owner Occupied 137,667 3.2%
Renter Occupied 93,238 -0.1%
Owner Occupied 59.62%
Renter Occupied 40.38%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 78,489 0.0%
Without Mortgage 59,178 7.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $145,900 4.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $116,400 4.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $877 0.9%
With Mortgage 57.01%
Without Mortgage 42.99%

What is the level of education in El Paso?

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Approximately 32.11% of the population in El Paso holds a high school degree (that's 160,190 residents), while 26.65% have attained a college certificate (135,886 locals) and 15.7% have a bachelor's degree (78,339 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 47,489 -2.3%
Some High School 160,190 -1.8%
Some College 135,886 -0.1%
Associate Degree 42,126 5.8%
Bachelor's Degree 78,339 3.8%
Graduate Degree 37,782 5.8%
No High School 9.52%
Some High School 32.11%
Some College 26.65%
Associate Degree 8.44%
Bachelor's Degree 15.7%
Graduate Degree 7.57%

What is the marital status of El Paso residents?

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A total of 187,950 people in El Paso have never been married (which represents 35.54% of the total population), while 252,871 of them are wedded (47.81%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 18,738 (3.54%) and 57,827 (10.93%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 187,950 0.6%
Married 252,871 -0.6%
Separated 18,738 -0.1%
Widowed 30,258 -1.1%
Divorced 57,827 0.9%
Never Married 35.54%
Married 47.81%
Separated 3.54%
Widowed 5.72%
Divorced 10.93%

What are the most common means of transportation in El Paso?

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The top three means of transportation people in El Paso use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 269,915 residents commute by car, 4,363 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 3,018 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 269,915 -1.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 4,363 -8.2%
Subway or Elevated 39 N/A
Bicycle 451 -3.0%
Motorcycle 551 -12.0%
TaxiCab 86 196.6%
Walk 3,018 -26.8%

What is the median and average household income in El Paso by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
79821 7,044 1,878 $40,556.00 $51,610.00
79835 11,171 3,559 $41,238.00 $55,538.00
79836 5,804 1,772 $42,979.00 $50,530.00
79838 4,872 1,623 $30,737.00 $38,448.00
79849 11,605 3,199 $38,937.00 $46,691.00
79853 2,282 667 $50,781.00 $58,190.00
79901 8,821 3,436 $12,025.00 $19,659.00
79902 20,752 8,561 $36,998.00 $63,355.00
79903 15,422 5,847 $29,653.00 $40,647.00
79904 33,084 11,461 $34,778.00 $49,530.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 79821 79835 79836 79838 79849 79853 79901 79902 79903 79904 79905 79906 79907 79908 79911 79912 79915 79916 79920 79922 79924 79925 79927 79928 79930 79932 79934 79935 79936 79938

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