El Paso demographics profile

StatisticEl PasoTexasNational
Population678,05826,956,435318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,6359791
Median age32.634.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%48%43%
Speak English30%65%79%
Speak Spanish68%30%13%
El Paso, TX has a population of 678,058 and is the 19th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,635 per sq mi which is 2618% higher than the Texas average and 2808% higher than the national average. The median age in El Paso is 33 which is approximately 5% lower than the Texas average of 34. In El Paso, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 30% speak English and 68% speak Spanish. 57% of El Paso residents were born in Texas, 16% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 24% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in El Paso is 2618% higher than Texas.
  • The median age in El Paso is 5% lower than Texas.
  • In El Paso 83.65% of the population is White.
  • In El Paso 3.82% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In El Paso 1.26% of the population is Asian.

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El Paso population breakdown by race

RaceEl PasoTexasNational
White83.65%74.84%73.35%
Black or African American3.82%11.95%12.63%
Asian1.26%4.36%5.22%
American Indian0.59%0.48%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.22%2.50%3.06%
Other race8.28%5.79%4.75%
In El Paso, 80.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The El Paso, TX demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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