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El Paso Population 2024

El Paso is a city in the U.S state of Texas. El Paso population in 2024 is estimated to be 682,969, Its area is 259.25 sq miles (671.46 sq km). El Paso is the 22nd largest city in the United States and the sixth-largest city in Texas, and the largest of the U.S Mexican border cities, it lies at the foot of the Franklin Mountains. North Franklin Mountain is the highest peak in the El Paso city at 7,192 ft above sea level. El Paso is located within the Chihuahuan Desert in the eastern part, The city's elevation is 3,800 ft above sea level. El Paso means "The Pass of the North" in Spanish. The Franklin Mountains extend into El Paso from the north and nearly divide the city into two sections, west and east connect in the central business district at the southern end of the mountain range. El Paso is the major Texas city on Mountain Standard Time. When its sister city, Juarez, was on Central Standard Time, It is possible to celebrate New Year time twice by making a short trip into Mexico.

Below is the El Paso population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *678,421-0.058
2022 *681,0690.39
2023 *682,6980.24
2024 *682,9690.04
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

El Paso city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearEl Paso Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 El Paso city Population(UA)

El Paso Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, El Paso population in 2020 is estimated to be 678,815, It is twenty-second largest city in the United States by rank, According to 2019 US Census estimates 49%(334,759) are Male, 51%(347,927) are Female, Sex ratio 96.2 males per 100 females, 7.3%(50,059) are Under 5 years, 26.9% are under 18 years, 12.4% are 65 years and over. Total Veterans are 43,536, 23.8% are Foreign born persons, From 2014-2018 Total Households are 225,264, 2.99 Persons per household. Median household income is $45,656 and the national average is $60,293, Per capita income in past 12 months $21,927 below the national average of $32,621, Persons in poverty is 20.0% greater than the national average of 11.8%. El Paso population in 2023 is estimated to be 682,019, population in 2022 is estimated to be 681,069, and in 2021 is estimated to be 678,421.

El Paso Citizen, voting age population 427,858 are eligible Citizens, 18 and over population, out of these 208,482 are Male voters and 219,376 are Female voters, percentage wise 48.7% are Male and 51.3% are Female.

El Paso Language demographics

68.6 speak language other than English, 419569 speak Spanish, 5,110 speak other Indo European languages, 6,474 speak Asian and Pacific Islander languages and 2,665 speak other languages.

El Paso Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of El Paso by age is 681,729, out of these 334,854 are male, 346,875 are female, The sex ratio of El Paso is 97. The median age of the El Paso population is 32.9, El Paso population by age are, under 18 years is 179,509, 16 years and over is 521,692, 18 years and over is 502,220, 21 years and over is 471,596, 65 years and over is 110226. 49.1% are male, 50.9% are female, 26.3% are under 18 years old, 76.5% are 16 years and over, 73.7% are 18 years and over, 69.2% are 21 years and over, 13.0% are 65 years and over. There are total 250,077 housing units, The voting population of El Paso are 438,650, out of these 219,306 are male voters, 219,344 are female voters, 50.0% are male, 50.0% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -546,9776.9%
5 - 952,4117.7%
10 - 1450,8227.5%
15 - 1949,1737.2%
20 - 2455,0428.1%
25 - 34105,56915.5%
35 - 4482,03012.0%
45 - 5479,35111.6%
55 - 5936,4995.4%
60 - 6435,0285.1%
65 - 7450,9907.5%
75 - 8426,2613.9%
85 and over11,5761.7%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

El Paso Population by Race

According to 2019 population of El Paso by race are:

White Population

White population in El Paso, Texas are 537,285, percentage wise 78.8 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in El Paso, Texas are 23,085, percentage wise 3.4 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in El Paso, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in El Paso are 9,271, percentage wise 1.4 percent are asians, out of these 2,772 are Asian Indians, 1,089 are Chinese, 1,087 are Filipinos, 544 are Japanese, 1,610 are Korean, 780 are Vietnamese and 1,389 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in El Paso, Texas are 559,571. Percentage wise 82.1 percent are hispanics, out of these 529,445 are Mexican people, 10,313 are Puerto Ricans, 436 are Cubans, and 19,377 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race681,729Percent
Black or African American23,0853.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,6310.7%
Asian Population9,2711.4%
Asian Indian2,7720.4%
Other Asian Population1,389
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1740.0%
Hispanic or Latino559,57182.1%
Puerto Rican10,3131.5%
Other Hispanic or Latino19,377
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total El Paso native population is 537,434, out of these 405,067 born in the Texas state and 114,987 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 144,295, out of these 78,463 are Naturalised US citizen, 2,124 are in Europe, 4,074 in Asia, 1,146 in Africa, 71,030 in Latin America and 89 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in El Paso are 65,832, out of these 1,340 are from Europe, 2,005 are from Asia, 806 from Africa, 61,381 are from Latin America and 300 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence405,067
Born in other state in the United States114,987
Born outside the United States17,380
Puerto Rico4,230
U.S. Island Areas230
Born abroad of American parent(s)12,920
Foreign born
Born outside of United States144,295
Naturalized U.S. citizen78,463
Latin America71,030
Northern America89
Not a U.S. citizen65,832
Latin America61,381
Northern America300
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

El Paso History

The El Paso area was inhabited for centuries by various Indian groups before the Spaniards came. El Paso remained the largest settlement in New Mexico as part of the Republic of Mexico until its cession to the U.S. in 1848. Founded as El Paso del Norte by Spanish Franciscan friars at an important mountain pass, the area became a small agricultural producer though most settlement was south of the river where modern Mexico lies. The city was considered part of New Mexico under Spanish Conquerors. By the year 1776 the settlement comprised a string of hamlets and farms inhabited by 5,000 people. According to tshaonline A number of important developments during the 1850s shaped the character of the area north of the river. Most authorities agree that the arrival of the railroads in 1881 and 1882 was the single most significant event in El Paso history, as it transformed a sleepy, dusty little adobe village of several hundred inhabitants into a flourishing frontier community that became the county seat in 1883 and reached a population of more than 10,000 by 1890. After 1900 El Paso began to shed its frontier image and develop as a modern municipality and significant industrial, commercial, and transportation center. El Paso during the the twentieth century slowed somewhat during the 1930s of war time. After reaching 102,421 in the 1930 census the population declined to 96,810 by the 1940 census. Postwar development brought the number of residents up to 130,003 in 1950. Due to rapid military expansion, El Paso's population continued to expand more than doubled during the next ten years, reaching 276,687 in 1960. Steady growth continued throughout the 1960s, with the population reaching 339,615 in 1970. From 1971 to 1974, the city population grew by 32 percent during the 1970s, to 425,259 in 1980.

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