El Paso employment information

IndexEl PasoTexasNational
Income per capita$20,050$26,513$28,555
Median household income$42,037$52,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,925$68,067$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,753$34,156$33,219
Median earnings male$28,963$34,774$36,116
Median earnings female$19,293$24,235$25,692
Unemployment rate5.0%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level21.5%17.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in El Paso is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in El Paso is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in El Paso is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in El Paso is 38% higher than the national average.

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El Paso median earnings by income bracket

El Paso employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.0%1.1%
Manufacturing sector9.4%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services16.2%13.8%
Public administration10.2%5.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.3%2.6%
Education, health & social services13.7%40.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Prado Verde, TX295$51,2504%
Fort Bliss, TX8,450$47,60211%
Santa Teresa, NM4,271$42,64420%
Canutillo, TX6,091$34,52235%
Vinton, TX1,529$32,93538%
El Paso, TX669,771$42,03721%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Memphis, TN656,715$37,09931%
Detroit, MI695,437$26,09551%
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%
Denver, CO633,777$51,8003%
El Paso, TX669,771$42,03721%
Source: The El Paso, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.