El Paso County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:839,238More data
Estimate 2018:836,825 
Estimate 2017:837,401 
Estimate 2016:834,949 
Estimate 2015:831,898 
Estimate 2014:833,783 
Estimate 2013:830,864 
Estimate 2012:832,310 
Estimate 2011:819,896 
Census 2010:800,647More data
Census 2000:679,622More data
Population of the County Seat (El Paso)
Census 2010:649,121 
Census 2000:563,662 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Anthony town:5,352More data
Clint town:1,112More data
El Paso city:681,728More data
Horizon City city:19,642More data
San Elizario city:9,089More data
Socorro city:34,370More data
Vinton village:2,022More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,013.2More data
Water Area:2.1More data
Total Area:1,015.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:790.22More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:97.83More data
Percent Rural:2.17More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:82.8%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:91.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:11.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.1%More data
65 and Older:12.3%More data
85 and Older:1.6%More data
Median Age:32.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$35,856More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$30,145,813,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$43,948More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:28.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:77.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:22.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$38,858More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,864 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,970 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,498 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$35,779 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.447819More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$47,185,500,611More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$42,356,154,985More data
Total Actual Levy:$189,678,910More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$51,797,089More data
CY 2018:$48,650,682 
CY 2017:$46,230,320 
CY 2016:$45,489,012 
CY 2015:$43,955,484 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:62.512More data
US Highways:55.639More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:142.942More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:100.542More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.898More data
Frontage Roads:128.086More data
On-System Subtotal:492.619More data
City Streets:2,289.307More data
Certified County Roads:690.438More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.357More data
Federal Roads:85.582More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,066.684More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,559.303More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:321.081More data
US Highways:268.811More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:571.718More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:281.265More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.476More data
Frontage Roads:272.767More data
On-System Subtotal:1,723.118More data
City Streets:5,068.669More data
Certified County Roads:1,404.398More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:4.088More data
Federal Roads:170.874More data
Off-System Subtotal:6,648.029More data
County Total:8,371.147More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «El Paso County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «El Paso County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «El Paso County»

Special Districts in El Paso County.
School Districts in El Paso County.
History of City Tax Rates in El Paso County.

Airports in El Paso County.
Hospitals in El Paso County.
Prisons in El Paso County.