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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
El Paso is a city in Texas with a population of 680,354. El Paso is in El Paso County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in El Paso offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In El Paso there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in El Paso and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in El Paso are above average.
About El Paso...
Population
680,354

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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El Paso Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    254.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    160.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,226.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in El Paso

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,656
National
$55,322
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El Paso is the city that I call home. I moved from Mexico to El Paso and I had the best welcoming ever. The city of El Paso has many qualities like being named one of the safest cities in the world, the culture and food, and the people. The people in El Paso are welcoming no matter who you are or where you come from they will always make you feel at home, also, they are respectful and loving. In August 3rd, 2019 El Paso had the deadliest shooting ever reported there. It was devastating because it was unexpected and they disturbed El Paso’s peace. This setback brought everyone together and became closer. It made us stronger. El Paso keeps growing every year more and more population wise and land wise. The Franklin Mountains, Scenic Drive and our sunsets are some of our best features! I love El Paso despite the really hot weather and the construction.
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The city of El Paso is a diverse and beautiful community. I have always maintained it has a big city, small town feeling to it. The residents in this city are very friendly people and will welcome you with open arms. It is a very tight knit community. There is constantly fun local activities or events happening that you can participate in! There is so much life to discover within El Paso. Due to its' location, it is a great place to immerse oneself and learn more about the Hispanic culture. El Paso is also a greatly growing city. Over the course of the years it has undergone many changes and is expanding greatly. The cost of living here is realtively cheap compared to other cities. You can be sure to find an inexpensive beautiful home or apartment if looking for one. It also a great place to raise a family. It has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States! You will feel right at home while staying in El Paso.
El Paso is a first-class city, it has a lot of diversity, its public schools are top-class rated, the city overall is very safety, it has a very nice weather. Although I am a high school student, there's plenty of job opportunities already which contributes to the development of a healthy and good living. The railroads and streets around town makes its habitants have less commute time. In addition, it is a very family friendly city given that it has a lot of family activities like theaters, parks, etc. Overall, El Paso is a 5 star city with 5 star people!