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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
El Paso County is located in Colorado with a population of 674,826. El Paso County is one of the best places to live in Colorado. In El Paso County, most residents own their homes. In El Paso County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in El Paso County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in El Paso County are above average.
Population
674,826

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,070
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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El Paso County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    310.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    101.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    516.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,203.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    438.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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El Paso County Reviews

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There are many things to love about El Paso County, CO. First, the scenery is absolutely stunning! Pikes Peak and the Front Range set an amazing backdrop! This provides not only beauty, but also a sense of direction, because you always know which way is west. Second, the weather, although a little wacky, is usually nice. You may have snow in May and 65 degrees in January, but you have 4 seasons and you almost always have bright blue skies. Third, the people of El Paso County are generally generous, calm, and kind. They are pleasant people to live among, work with, and interact with. Fourth, whether your interests are artistic, outdoorsy, or historical, there are lots of things to do. There are however a few serious downsides to El Paso County. The first is there is an enormous homeless population. From downtown to the outskirts, you will encounter panhandlers pretty steadily. Second, it really feels like an enormous suburban sprawl along the I-25 corridor.
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A solid, beautiful place to live and to serve in any type of career. Amazing Mall's Hospitals, places of service, Restaurants, Neighborhoods and so so much more. I was raised in here in a Californian Family, and I'd never want to live anywhere else in the US so much more!
El Paso County in Colorado is the most beautiful area I've ever lived in. There is so much diversity when it comes to landscapes and scenery. There are magnificent gigantic Red Rocks and huge boulders that make up Pike's Peak. I love the people, the local business is amazing, and I wouldn't live anywhere else!