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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
El Paso is a city in Texas with a population of 678,058. El Paso is in El Paso County. Living in El Paso offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. 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
678,058

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Area Feel
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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    69
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    205
    500
  • Theft
    1,475
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,322
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    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%

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I've moved to El Paso about a year ago. I didn't expect the city to be so diverse. There are amazing restaurants (and really great food trucks with mainly Mexican food), breweries, a lot of gyms, bars and other opportunities to get out and socialize. Downtown El Paso has an awesome Farmer's Market every weekend. For anyone interested in the car culture, there are several car clubs that attend weekly meets in different locations. A little bit outside of El Paso (Clint) is a racing strip. Downtown is well maintained and has beautiful lighting in the evening. There's always something going on in this city!
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Overall, El Paso has been a very welcoming city. We recently moved from Georgia where everything is green, lush and humid! This is a stark difference compared to the landscape of Texas. We were welcomed by flat, brown desert with tumbleweeds blowing across the road. No humidity in the air and it was 120 degrees!

Once we got settled, we realized El Paso offers a multicultural experience. Mexico is less than 15 minutes away and their food, music and culture spills in El Paso! There are beautiful hiking trails where you can climb to the top of a mountain and see the expansive city scape.

El Paso has treated us well so far. I look forward to the opportunities this city can provide!
I love living in El Paso! Yes, it's small, but the convenience that the weather is on the safe side, the people are friendly, and that the city is still growing, it makes it this city a great place to live in. There are a lot of different parts to El Paso and you will notice the demographics of where people come from. Commuting to these parts does take about 30-40 minutes, but it's not that bad even with public transportation or even taking an Uber or Lyft. Overall, El Paso is a nice town to start your life, especially raising a new family.