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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
El Paso County is located in Texas with a population of 834,825. In El Paso County, most residents own their homes. In El Paso County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in El Paso County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in El Paso County are above average.
Population
834,825

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    250.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,452.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

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El Paso County Reviews

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This city has so many great memories and will continue to be a staple of pride and joy. The only reason I will not give the El Paso city rating of five stars is due to the slow development of the cities traffic planning, knowing that the city is mainly Military and keeps growing in population some how it seems like the city keeps making other projects a priority instead of fixing roads, developing better roads and trying to fix very heavy traffic areas. It has been such a huge problem not only to locals, visitors and military but especially to those commuting to work. During rush hours you end up getting from A to B in 10xs longer than you would if the city would make the effort. Put that money into making more accessible commutes. This causes if not in its entirety crashes and hold ups every since day at any given moment . I feel like your voice is never heard in El Paso, I do fear it will only go south from there but i definitely love the scenery, the people and the food!
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At first, I didn't like El Paso because of the hot weather. I've learned that it's natural landscapes, kind citizens, and the activities it has to offer make up for it. I would suggest anyone who wants to go there to try Tamales Lu Pitas, best tamales I've ever had!
El Paso, Texas is such an amazing city which is right across from Ciudad Juarez. The benefits of living right across from Juarez is that it offers an amazing and electric blend of different diversity and culture. Many think of El Paso as being just one race; hispanic. But El Paso is a city filled with Mexican, Anglo, African Americans, Asians and the list goes on. Differences in the city creates elements of a unique heritage. Waking up and seeing the beautiful landscape is what makes El Paso different from the other cities in the United States. This developed and prestigious community is calm but sophisticated, having a population of about 600,000 people. Sadly, the city still has some improving and growing to do. The best way is by improving the air and weather by cleaning the environment and resorting to a new a new source of energy .