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0.29% growth
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4.15% decline
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0.33% decline
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5.74% growth


The economy of El Paso, TX employs 287,335 people. The economy of El Paso, TX is specialized in Public Admin.; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 1.52; 1.41; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in El Paso, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (39,759), Educational Services (35,688), and Retail trade (34,179), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,089), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,641), and Utilities ($45,013).

Median household income in El Paso, TX is $43,200. Males in El Paso, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of El Paso, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for El Paso, TX. In El Paso County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,943. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of El Paso, TX is from the county of El Paso County, TX.

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El Paso, TX is home to a population of 683,088 people, from which 86.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of El Paso, TX is composed of 551,555 Hispanic residents (80.7%), 89,542 White residents (13.1%), 24,640 Black residents (3.61%), 9,561 Asian residents (1.4%), and 5,996 Two+ residents (0.88%). The most common foreign languages in El Paso, TX are Spanish (424,159 speakers), German (2,687 speakers), and Korean (1,312 speakers), but compared to other places, El Paso, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (424,159 speakers), German (2,687 speakers), and Hungarian (122 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in El Paso, TX awarded 13,718 degrees. The student population of El Paso, TX is skewed towards females, with 5,335 male students and 8,383 female students. Most students in El Paso, TX are Hispanic or Latino (10,289 and 75%), followed by White (1,534 and 11.2%), Black or African American (918 and 6.69%), and Unknown (195 and 1.42%). The largest universities in El Paso, TX by number of graduates are The University of Texas at El Paso (4,532 and 33%), El Paso Community College (4,056 and 29.6%), and Vista College (2,649 and 19.3%). The most popular majors in El Paso, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,297 and 9.5%), General Business (290 and 2.11%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (239 and 1.74%). The median tuition costs in El Paso, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,769 and $18,744 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in El Paso, TX is $125,300, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $118,500 to $125,300, a 5.74% increase. The homeownership rate of El Paso, TX is 57.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in El Paso, TX have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in El Paso, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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