El Paso, Texas

El Paso: The twenty-third most populous city in the United States and the center of the El Paso metropolitan area. It is located on the border between the United States and Mexico. El Paso is a major center for the transportation industry and is home to Fort Bliss.


El Paso is a city located in the county of El Paso in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 649,121 and a population density of 973 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 681,534 inhabitants.

The city was created 344 years ago in 1679.

El Paso is a major city located in western Texas along the Rio Grande border with Mexico. As of July 29, 2023, El Paso has an estimated population of 678,815. Here are some key facts about the city:


El Paso was founded in 1827 and became an important settlement along the Santa Fe Trail trade route. Its economy was boosted by railroad expansion in the late 1800s.


El Paso sits along the Rio Grande river across from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. It lies within the Chihuahuan Desert surrounded by rugged mountains.


Major industries include manufacturing, international trade, military and government services, and mineral extraction. Fort Bliss is a major local employer.

Culture & Demographics

El Paso has a prominent Mexican American population and culture. Over 80% of residents are Hispanic/Latino. The city celebrates Mexican history and traditions.


Top attractions include the El Paso Missions National Historical Park, Wyler Aerial Tramway, and Franklin Mountains State Park. Local cuisine heavily features Mexican dishes.

In summary, El Paso is a border city culturally influenced by its proximity to Mexico yet firmly part of Texas and the American Southwest. It serves as a major trade hub and entry point between the U.S. and Mexico.

El Paso locator map
Location of El Paso on Texas map.

Quick Facts about El Paso

Population : 681,534 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : El Paso County
Twitter username : ElPasoTXGov
Postal code : 79901–79938
Phone Area Codes : 915
Area : 667.29 km2
Official name : El Paso, Franklin
Has part : El Paso Public Library
Altitude : 3,740 feet / 1140 meters
Capital city : El Paso is capital of El Paso County
Establishment : January 01, 1680 (344 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 09:15:52 (3rd March 2024)
Density : 1,021 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.76% (2010-2020)
El Paso Montage image
El Paso Montage
El Paso Montage image


El Paso is located at 31°45'31"N 106°29'13"W (31.7587200, -106.4869300).

El Paso map

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The population of El Paso increased by 4.76% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 649,121 - census
2011 664,404 2.3% estimation process
2012 674,941 1.56% estimation process
2013 674,808 -0.02% estimation process
2014 677,235 0.36% estimation process
2015 676,242 -0.15% estimation process
2016 679,955 0.55% estimation process
2017 681,343 0.2% estimation process
2018 679,875 -0.22% estimation process
2019 681,728 0.27% estimation process
2020 681,534 -0.03% estimation process
2020 678,415 -0.46% estimation process

El Paso zip code is 79901. County name: El Paso, County fips: 48141

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People born in El Paso (200)

People born in El Paso, including businessman Dalton Caldwell, musician John Moyer, television screenwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry, .


  • David Krummenacker (American middle distance runner) he was born in 24/05/1975
  • Vickie Guerrero (American professional wrestling manager) she was born in 16/04/1968
  • Nora Zehetner (American actress) she was born in 05/02/1981
  • Jordan Hinson (American actress) she was born in 04/06/1991
  • Susana Martinez (American attorney and politician) she was born in 14/07/1959
  • Debbie Reynolds (American actress, singer, and dancer) she was born in 01/04/1932
  • Lupe Ontiveros (Mexican-American actress) she was born in 17/09/1942
  • A. Lee Martinez (author) he was born in 12/01/1973
  • Barbara Lee (U.S. Representative from California) she was born in 16/07/1946
  • Vikki Carr (American recording artist; singer, actress) she was born in 19/07/1941
  • Thomas Haden Church (American actor, director, writer) he was born in 17/06/1960
  • Alan Tudyk (American actor) he was born in 16/03/1971
  • Louis Caldera (director of the White House Military Office, January 2009 - May 2009) he was born in 01/04/1956
  • Jack Watson (American politician (Democrat)) he was born in 24/10/1938
  • Phil Ochs (American protest singer and songwriter) he was born in 19/12/1940
  • Richard Ramirez (American serial killer and serial rapist) he was born in 29/02/1960
  • John Cameron Mitchell (American film director) he was born in 21/04/1963
  • Don Bluth (American animator) he was born in 13/09/1937

Schools in El Paso

College & universities near El Paso, TX

Code Name City ZIP
228796 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso (TX) 79968-0691
418913 Pipo Academy of Hair Design El Paso (TX) 79903
492689 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso El Paso (TX) 79905-2827
451556 Southwest University at El Paso El Paso (TX) 79925
365204 Vista College El Paso (TX) 79925-2021

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near El Paso, TX

Code Name Address Type
ELB El Paso (Bus Station), Texas 200 W. San Antonio Ave. BUS
ELP Union Depot 700 San Francisco St. RAIL
LCR Las Cruces, New Mexico 304 Wyatt Drive BUS

Post offices near El Paso

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown El Pa Post Office El Paso (TX) 79901
Five Poin Post Office El Paso (TX) 79903
Washington Park Post Office El Paso (TX) 79905
Summit Heigh Post Office El Paso (TX) 79930
Fort Bl Post Office El Paso (TX) 79906

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in El Paso County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in El Paso County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Socorro 35,883 City in El Paso County, Texas, United States of America
Socorro Mission Number 1 Colonia 28,637 City in El Paso County, Texas, United States of America
Horizon City 19,642 City in El Paso County, Texas, United States
San Elizario 9,062 City in El Paso County, Texas, United States
Fabens 8,257 Census designated place
Homestead Meadows South 7,247 Census designated place
Canutillo 6,321 Census designated place
Homestead Meadows North 5,124 Census designated place
Westway 4,188 Census designated place
Vinton 2,168 Village in Texas
Tornillo 1,568 Census designated place
Clint 1,115 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

El Paso distances to largest Texas cities