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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexEl PasoTexasNational
Income per capita$23,450$27,828$29,829
Median household income$48,866$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,916$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,231$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$31,265$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$22,612$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.8%16.7%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in El Paso is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in El Paso is 12% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in El Paso is 19% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in El Paso is 25% higher than the national average

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      $32,574 $48,866 $97,732
      $36,481 $54,727 $109,454
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      El Paso median earnings by income bracket

      El Paso employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.1%11.1%
      Manufacturing sector8.6%8.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.5%15.5%
      Public administration7.7%7.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.7%9.7%
      Education, health & social services14.8%14.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Prado Verde, TX359$250,001351.9%
      Fort Bliss, TX12,709$54,1592.1%
      Santa Teresa, NM6,553$51,7266.5%
      Vinton, TX1,692$48,05613.1%
      La Union, NM907$42,16323.8%
      El Paso, TX679,879$48,86611.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Detroit, MI672,351$32,49841.3%
      Boston, MA689,326$76,29837.9%
      Nashville, TN667,070$62,08712.2%
      Vancouver, BC694,440n/a 
      Washington, DC701,974$90,84264.2%
      El Paso, TX679,879$48,86611.7%
      Source: The El Paso, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).