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
$118,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$752
National
$928
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
    257
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    207
    1
  • Theft
    1,591
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,772
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • 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
    22%
    13%
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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.
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El paso is not very popular around texas maybe because it is a very small city and not so many attractions. This city is know to be the "sun city" which i agree! It is super hot in the summer but yet very dry and cold on winter. Some residents may say el paso is boring but not me. I find outdoor activities really fun. Hiking, mountain biking, or off-roading is something to try in el paso. Sunset and sun rise are pretty here . During the night it can be really relaxing gazing at the stars. We have a couple of places for sight seeing here. People in el paso are very friendly of what ive heard from foreigners. You will find most of the people are hispanic. Well we are a border to mexico. Which is good in my opinion. Whenever i get bored and want to go somewhere different. You can always find something fun and cheap crossing the border. Over all el paso is great place to live.
As the first born child from two immigrant parents, El Paso hasn't provided my family and I many opportunities to grow. I have been able to find great jobs with ladder system for room to grow. El Paso has also provided my siblings and I with higher education, both at the community level and university. What I like about my city is the Spanish culture. Since we have Ciudad Juarez, México as our neighboor city we have a very high Spanish culture. Spanish is just as important as the English language here in El Paso. What I would like to see in the future of El Paso is to see more buisnesss come to the sun city. More jobs for my community would also be beneficial. Finally our community and culture unfortunately is not so healthy do to the Spanish recipes. I am an advocate for my community, the underserved city of El Paso. It is my objective to graduate as a doctor of physical therapy to provide my services to this great city and move health forward!