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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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
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

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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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!
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I've been all over the US, traveled to Europe five different times and I have always been grateful to return to Texas' most western city. The Mexican culture is the best thing about our community (I'm Caucasian) and race doesn't seem to be quite the issue it is in other major cities. Weather is the second best thing. Though summers can be hot, the dry heat is easy. A person can play golf in the middle of the day nine 9 out of the year. In the summer we enjoy the outdoors in the mornings & evenings - no humidity. Safety is third. There is not an area in town that you don't feel safe; day or night. Friendliness is #4. Having sunshine most days, our smiles reflect this same light to visitors and residents alike. From easy driving in the city to access to an international airport, travel is never a burden. What to be where living is easy, people are genuinely friendly and your safety is secure? El Paso, Texas is the place you want to be!
El Paso, The Sun City, is an excellent city to live in. There is plenty to do in your spare time from hiking in the Franklin Mountains, watching the local minor league baseball team or taking part in various cultural experiences held throughout the city. The weather is perfect although summer tends to be hot, it's a very doable dry heat. El Paso has great schools to include the University of Texas at El Paso campus. Which is simply beautiful. The city has the most amazing local eateries, chain restaurants or fine dining establishments. The food here will not disappoint! The El Pasoans are welcoming, friendly and take pride in their city. I moved here four years ago and have not been disappointed!