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El Paso Population


El Paso is a city in the U.S state of Texas. 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. El Paso population in 2021 is estimated to be 679,615, Its area is 259.25 sq miles (671.46 sq km). 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.

YearPopulationChange %
2020 *680,365-0.20
2021 *679,615-0.11
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

El Paso city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearEl Paso Population
Source:, 1950 to 1935 El Paso city Population(UA)

El Paso Size and Population

El Paso population in 2020 is estimated to be 680,365, 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 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.

Languages spoken in El Paso

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.

Ethnic groups

El Paso population by race are 526,550 are White Americans, 21,759 are Black or African American, 2,746 are American Indian and Alaska Native. 9,954 are Asian out of these 2,101 are Asian Indian, 1,627 are Chinese, 2,984 are Filipino, 191 are Japanese, 1,246 are Korean, 1,026 are Vietnamese, 779 are other Asian, 1,030 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

Population by Ancestry are 14,860 are American, 697 are Czech, 207 are Danish, 1,680 are Dutch, 10,084 are English, 4,740 are French (except Basque), 750 are French Canadian, 21,083 are German, 74 are Greek, 222 are Hungarian, 14,021 are Irish, 6,515 are Italian, 387 are Lithuanian, 731 are Norwegian, 3,090 are Polish, 204 are Portuguese, 1,000 are Russian, 872 are Scotch-Irish, 3,400 are Scottish, 4,210 are Subsaharan African, 400 are Swedish, 543 are Swiss, 97 are Ukrainian, 1,215 are Welsh, 3,324 are Arab and 575 are West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups).

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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