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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
El Paso is a city in Texas with a population of 678,266. El Paso is in El Paso County. 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
678,266

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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El Paso Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    264.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    188.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,514.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.2
    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
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in El Paso

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,431
National
$55,322
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El Paso is an incredibly friendly city with great cuisine and great entertainment. You will find that El Paso also has great outdoor activities that include going to our beautiful Franklin Mountains. El Paso is also home to Fort Bliss Military Base which is a fitting name, as El Paso is a great place to retire and live a blissful life. As this city continues growing, more restaurants and entertainment centers are becoming available such as TopGolf and an indoor Skydiving range. The University of Texas at El Paso is also one that continues growing and changing the lives of so many in this region. Overall GREAT!
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El Paso is a beautiful, family-oriented city. Health and Active Lifestyles thrive in this city. The mountains are a great place to take a hike, the surrounding desert-life is always fun for adventures with family and friends! Recently, our city has been struck with a mass shooting from an outsider. I've never witnessed a community that has shown such strength in being so supportive and selfless through a time of terror. We pride ourselves in being an open and ever-growing community. We are the safest city in Texas! We are El Paso Strong!
El Paso is an excellent place to live- economically it is one of the most affordable cities in the country, we have no state income tax (YAY), and we are a melting pot of multicultural peoples. We are a larger border town, which facilitates travel and commerce between US and Mexico, and we have consistently been ranked as one of the country's safest cities! We have a strong military presence here (largest military base in the US), a medical school, 3 hospital systems, and an oil refinery, lots of jobs to go around!

The bad? We have a poorer literacy rate than we should for the area (1/4 with college education), and we see a lot of people leave for "bigger cities". Because of this we tend to see fewer "big culture" events than we should, but it's getting better all the time!