B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A

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%

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
    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

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 was born and raised in El Paso and then moved to another city for years and then came back. Cons: EP has a really, really poor job economy. There's a serious brain drain here. Not a lot of educated folks and poverty is kind of the norm. There's also a small town mentality that is pervasive among many people-"what high school did you go to?" is a typical question that is asked within two minutes of meeting someone. Cultural events museums are not abundant, live music scene is lacking, etc. Business don't know how to advertise their events and rely on Facebook. Yes, the city runs on Facebook. If you want a social life, you need FB in this town. Kind of sad really. The "hipster" bars are um, a joke. You will run into the same small group of folks at the same venues and will want to cry.

Pros: Mountains and weather are awesome!
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When I first came to El Paso , Texas I hated it so much ! The reason being so was because of how difficult it was to get around if you had no car! The only means of transportation is the bus which takes hours and you’d had to take three different buses to get to places that are far away and long waiting hours for them to get there. There’s not much to do here I’m my experience ... I’m not sure if it’s because I’m from New York where life is fast paced and here everything is so slow, but I’m not used to this kind of lifestyle and I absolutely cannot wait to move. The houses are nice and the neighborhood are quiet and some schools are good , nice restaurants but no beaches, only pools.
I was born and raised here in El Paso! It truly is a wonderful city rich in cultural heritage. The majority of people in El Paso are Hispanic and it is very vibrant with Mexican culture. Called the Sun City, it is situated in the center of the Chihuahua Desert and is sunny and hot throughout most of the year. At times in the summer, it can get it be extremely hot. The beautiful mountains surrounding the city are wonderful to explore and also protect the city from most any kind of natural disaster or intense weather. The quality of education in El Paso is decent, although schools in El Paso do not receive nearly as much funding as other schools in Texas. The city itself is also a bit underfunded, though efforts are being made to modernize and improve the city. One of the major issues with El Paso is its continual reliance on fossil fuels, including fracking, oil reserves, and many, many pipelines. This has led to air pollution and water and air toxins.