El Paso County, Texas Population 2021

El Paso County, Texas's estimated population is 844,064 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. El Paso County, Texas is the null largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 803,576 and has seen a growth of 5.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021844,0642,4130.29%
2020841,6512,4130.29%
2019839,2382,4130.29%
2018836,825-576-0.07%
2017837,4012,4520.29%
2016834,9493,0510.37%
2015831,898-1,885-0.23%
2014833,7832,9190.35%
2013830,864-1,446-0.17%
2012832,31012,4141.51%
2011819,89616,3202.03%
2010803,576211,96635.83%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.29%
County Website
State
Founded
1871
County Seat
2010 Population
803,576
Growth Since 2010
5.04%
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El Paso County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White666,05979.67%
Some Other Race103,14812.34%
Black or African American27,8763.33%
Two or More Races22,2102.66%
Asian10,4211.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,2150.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1330.14%
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El Paso County, Texas Population By Race

El Paso County, Texas Population Pyramid 2021

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El Paso County, Texas Median Age

32.2


Total

30.4


Male

34


Female

El Paso County, Texas Adults

There are 606,560 adults, (99,552 of whom are seniors) in El Paso County, Texas.

El Paso County, Texas Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

El Paso County, Texas Sex Ratio

Mujer

424,397

50.76%

Masculino

411,665

49.24%

El Paso County, Texas Population by Age

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

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El Paso County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All61.1%38.9%
Masculino58.1%41.9%
Mujer51.8%48.2%
Non Family48.1%51.9%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Paso County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All268,3103.0661.1
Married129,1243.7972.5
Non Family72,9671.1848.1
Mujer49,8063.7651.8
Masculino16,4133.5358.1

3.68

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

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El Paso County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade64,93312.72%
9th to 12th Grade45,0358.82%
High School Graduate121,08323.71%
Some College118,58423.22%
Associates Degree41,9838.22%
Bachelors Degree80,49715.76%
Graduate Degree38,5657.55%
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El Paso County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Paso County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic412,947307,76579,457
White69,88866,73329,349
Other Race63,14340,3538,184
Black16,85816,0835,048
2+ Races9,4968,4162,624
Asian7,2276,5113,814
Native American3,1262,535568
Islander473459139

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.77%.

El Paso County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$30,915$36,151$25,012
Less Than 9th Grade$17,727$22,720$13,417
High School Graduate$25,506$30,437$19,284
Some College$30,559$36,987$24,364
Bachelors Degree$47,269$52,949$41,850
Graduate Degree$61,706$72,483$56,225

$30,915

Average Earnings

$36,151

Average Male

$25,012

Average Female

El Paso County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Paso County, Texas Language by Age

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El Paso County, Texas Language

29.39% of El Paso County, Texas residents speak only English, while 70.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 68.66% of the population.

El Paso County, Texas Language

El Paso County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic682,530150,27822.02%
Other100,02428,44528.44%
White96,2349,90410.29%
Multiple21,1284,11019.45%
Black25,5792,94811.53%
Asian10,0191,24612.44%
Native4,9941,01920.40%
Islander1,08564559.45%

20.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.18%

Male Poverty Rate

22.09%

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 59.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Paso County, Texas is White, with 10.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.83%.

El Paso County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.19%
High School18.07%
Some College12.44%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%

El Paso County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.71%
Male Unemployed29.98%
Female Employed12.26%
Male Employed8.89%

El Paso County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Paso County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,871$62,721
Families$52,412$69,134
Married Families$63,984$81,217
Non Families$28,103$41,512
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Income by Household Type

El Paso County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

El Paso County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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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

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El Paso County, Texas Marital Status

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47,484

Number of Veterans

41,758

Male Veterans

5,726

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War19,204
First Gulf War13,514
Vietnam11,926
Korea2,251
World War II822

El Paso County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5415,086
18 to 349,846
65 to 748,618
55 to 647,553
75+6,381

El Paso County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White36,7257.75%
Hispanic25,1505.16%
Black6,08235.86%
Other Race2,3063.10%
2+ Races1,41912.40%
Asian5597.28%
Native American37010.35%
Islander233.03%

El Paso County, Texas Veterans by Race

El Paso County, Texas Veterans by Education

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6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Paso County, Texas Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

El Paso County, Texas Employment by Age

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El Paso County, Texas Employment by Race

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El Paso County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.60%

Born in El Paso County, Texas

75.86%

Native Born

24.14%

Foreign Born

12.61%

Non Citizen

11.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.86% of El Paso County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 57.60% having been born in Texas. 12.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

El Paso County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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