El Paso County, Texas Population 2020

El Paso County, Texas's estimated population is 841,184 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. El Paso County, Texas is the 9th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020841,1842130.03%
2019840,9712130.03%
2018840,7582130.03%
2017840,5452,5310.30%
2016838,0144,0530.49%
2015833,961-1,031-0.12%
2014834,9923,2460.39%
2013831,746-1,169-0.14%
2012832,91512,6991.55%
2011820,21616,5612.06%
2010803,655212,04535.84%
1990591,610111,71123.28%
1980479,899120,60833.57%
1970359,29145,22114.40%
1960314,070119,10261.09%
1950194,96863,90148.75%
1940131,067-530-0.40%
1930131,59729,72029.17%
1920101,87749,27893.69%
191052,59927,713111.36%
190024,8869,20858.73%
189015,67811,833307.75%
18803,8451744.74%
18703,671-380-9.38%
18604,0510.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.03%
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Founded
1871
County Seat

El Paso County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White672,26080.26%
Some Other Race99,30411.86%
Black or African American28,7243.43%
Two or More Races21,0332.51%
Asian10,0131.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,1420.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1780.14%

El Paso County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

El Paso County, Texas Median Age

32


Total

30.3


Male

33.8


Female

El Paso County, Texas Adults

There are 605,179 adults, (97,464 of whom are seniors) in El Paso County, Texas.

El Paso County, Texas Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

El Paso County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

425,972

50.85%

Male

411,682

49.15%

El Paso County, Texas Households and Families

El Paso County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

El Paso County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
All61.4%38.6%
Male56.9%43.1%
Female52.9%47.1%
Non Family48%52%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All265,7243.161.4
Married129,3043.872.6
Non Family70,7241.1948
Female49,8463.8352.9
Male15,8503.5656.9

3.71

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

El Paso County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade69,36213.64%
9th to 12th Grade44,9148.83%
High School Graduate121,27823.85%
Some College117,63623.14%
Associates Degree39,4637.76%
Bachelors Degree78,02415.35%
Graduate Degree37,7207.42%

El Paso County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic409,516300,15176,606
White71,33268,09629,180
Other Race59,73037,3487,793
Black16,79015,9364,953
Multiple Races8,8977,8862,647
Asian7,1206,4303,691
Native American3,0482,495605
Islander574543139

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.84%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,741$35,068$24,085
Less Than High School$17,189$21,885$13,444
High School Grad$24,683$29,400$18,651
Some College$29,138$36,720$23,505
Bachelors Degree$46,761$52,911$41,711
Graduate Degree$61,432$73,076$55,373

$29,741

Average Earnings

$35,068

Average Male

$24,085

Average Female

El Paso County, Texas Language

El Paso County, Texas Language by Age

El Paso County, Texas Language

28.67% of El Paso County, Texas residents speak only English, while 71.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 69.26% of the population.

El Paso County, Texas Poverty

El Paso County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic682,404159,37423.35%
Other96,23428,81529.94%
White98,06110,33610.54%
Multiple20,2533,45917.08%
Black26,2593,37412.85%
Native4,8281,10822.95%
Asian9,55497210.17%
Islander1,11968160.86%

21.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.24%

Male Poverty Rate

23.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Paso County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Texas is Islander, with 60.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Texas is Asian, with 10.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.67%
High School18.56%
Some College12.58%
Bachelors or Greater6.05%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.31%
Male Unemployed31.40%
Female Employed12.88%
Male Employed9.78%

El Paso County, Texas Income

El Paso County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,597$60,632
Families$49,986$66,695
Married Families$60,936$78,409
Non Families$27,398$40,318

El Paso County, Texas Marital Status

El Paso County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

El Paso County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

El Paso County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

El Paso County, Texas Marital Status by Race

El Paso County, Texas Veterans

48,167

Number of Veterans

42,183

Male Veterans

5,984

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War19,034
First Gulf War14,106
Vietnam11,924
Korea2,311
World War II941
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5416,031
18 to 3410,286
65 to 748,138
55 to 647,589
75+6,123
Name Veterans % of Total
White37,8617.93%
Hispanic25,1265.18%
Black5,88233.77%
Other2,2673.21%
2 or More1,29912.32%
Asian4596.23%
Indian36810.26%
Hawaiian314.07%

$El Paso County, Texas Veterans by Education

6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Paso County, Texas Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

El Paso County, Texas Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.16%

Born in Texas

75.17%

Native Born

24.83%

Foreign Born

13.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.17% of El Paso County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 57.16% having been born in Texas. 13.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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