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 2017:840,410More data
Estimate 2016:837,147 
Estimate 2015:832,890 
Estimate 2014:833,495 
Estimate 2013:830,185 
Estimate 2012:831,126 
Estimate 2011:819,336 
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:5,665More data
Clint town:1,131More data
El Paso city:683,577More data
Horizon City city:19,562More data
San Elizario city:9,173More data
Socorro city:34,048More data
Vinton village:2,043More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,012.7More data
Water Area:2.3More data
Total Area:1,015.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:790.61More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:97.83More data
Percent Rural:2.17More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:82.8%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:11.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.0%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.5%More data
65 and Older:12.0%More data
85 and Older:1.6%More data
Median Age:32.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$34,582More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$29,062,655,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$44,120More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:21.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:29.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:76.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:21.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,852More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,970 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,498 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$35,779 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$34,761 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:6.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:7.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.452694More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$44,956,797,581More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$40,302,040,842More data
Total Actual Levy:$182,444,921More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$46,230,320More data
CY 2016:$45,489,012 
CY 2015:$43,955,484 
CY 2014:$42,529,333 
CY 2013:$40,539,236 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:62.514More data
US Highways:55.840More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:142.877More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:96.814More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.950More data
Frontage Roads:127.880More data
On-System Subtotal:488.875More data
City Streets:2,288.544More data
Certified County Roads:674.206More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.675More data
Federal Roads:85.526More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,048.951More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:3,537.826More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:320.899More data
US Highways:269.388More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:570.254More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:274.219More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.680More data
Frontage Roads:272.399More data
On-System Subtotal:1,714.839More data
City Streets:5,050.137More data
Certified County Roads:1,360.973More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:2.464More data
Federal Roads:170.762More data
Off-System Subtotal:6,584.336More data
County Total:8,299.175More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «El Paso County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «El Paso County Narrative Profile»
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.