El Paso, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    669,771
  • Population Density
    2,565 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    258 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    998 3.5
El Paso is a large city in Texas with 669,771 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 998 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at El Paso: El Paso is one of the safest cities in the United States
    • 4
    Overall Experience at El Paso: El Paso is known for its mexican american culture and the amazing franklin mountains
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at El Paso: El Paso has been nationally ranked among the top three safest cities in the U.S. since 1997. Or crime rates are extremely low compared to other cities with a population of 500,000 people or more. The El Paso Police Department has done a tremendous job on keeping or city safe from crime on the street. It is very rare to hear about any serious violence acts in our city. The police in our city are very visible because they are constantly driving around to make sure we are all abiding by the rules of this great city. There is a great sense of safety in El Paso and I'm sure if you were to ask an El Paso citizen as well they would agree with me on this.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at El Paso: After traveling to many cities across the U.S. I have come to realize that the city of El Paso is by far the best place to live. The prominent Hispanic culture and its people is what brings so much energy and life to our community. El Paso was nationally recognized as being the second safest city in the United States which is something we are very proud of. Besides having a safe community, people here can enjoy fun recreational activities with their families by going to our newly built baseball stadium called the Chihuahuas, enjoy a stroll in our newly renovated San Jacinto Plaza, and watch an amazing Broadway production in the well known Plaza Theater.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at El Paso: I have had no problems here with the crime.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
El Paso North Central Township 10,637
El Paso Northwest Township 86,977
2.66 Sunland Park 14,794
4.00 Prado Verde 295
3.33 Westway 3,938
4.33 Canutillo 6,091
3.33 Socorro 32,623
2.66 Chaparral 13,905
El Paso East Township 172,961
3.33 Anthony 5,218
Anthony Township 29,214
South Doña Ana Township 27,989
2.66 Southeast Otero Township 12,336

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Albuquerque 553,576
4.00 Tucson 525,031
4.00 Mesa 452,091
4.00 San Antonio 1,385,438
4.33 Austin 864,218

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 79936 113,451
4.33 79912 79,313
3.66 79924 58,743
3.33 79907 54,694
2.66 79938 63,471
3.00 79928 53,476
4.00 79925 41,529
3.33 79915 38,018
3.00 79927 39,872
3.66 79904 35,337
3.33 79930 29,426
3.66 79932 26,041
3.00 79905 25,557
3.66 79902 20,592
3.33 79935 18,560
3.33 79903 17,795
3.66 79934 23,743
3.66 79835 12,703
3.00 79901 10,786
4.00 79922 8,592
4.00 79906 4,379
3.33 79911 3,308

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.33 El Paso Independent School District 106
3.33 Ysleta Independent School District 63
3.00 Socorro Independent School District 48
3.33 Canutillo Independent School District 11

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Mission Early College High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Silva Health Magnet School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Valle Verde Early College High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Harmony Science Academy - El Paso Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 DaVinci School for Science & The Arts Public, Charter 5-12 Middle, High
3.66 Green Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Zach White Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Mesita Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Mitzi Bond Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Coronado High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Richardson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Hornedo Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Tom Lea Jr. Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 MacArthur Elementary/Intermediate School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Howard Burnham Elementary School Public, Charter K-4 Elementary
3.33 Alicia R. Chacon International School Public, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 J.M. Hanks High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Del Valle High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Harmony School of Innovation - El Paso Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Chapin High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Brown Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Loma Verde Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Eastwood High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Franklin High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Nixon Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Radford School Private 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Northeast Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Jesus Chapel School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Immanuel Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Cathedral High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
Maranata Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Loretto Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 Lydia Patterson Institute Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.00 Edison Hope Christian Academy Private, Religious 5-12 Middle, High
St. Raphael School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Joseph's School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Pius X. School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Patrick Cathedral School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Clement's Parish School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mark's Day School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Father Yermo Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Our Lady of the Valley School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Mt. Franklin Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of Texas - El Paso
New Mexico State University
El Paso Community College
New Mexico State University - Dona Ana
Vista College - El Paso
Southwest University
Brightwood College - El Paso
Western Technical College - Texas
Western Technical College - North
Milan Institute of Cosmetology - El Paso
International Business College - East El Paso
International Business College - West El Paso
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute
CET - El Paso
Regency Beauty Institute - El Paso
Excel Learning Center
Pipo Academy of Hair Design

Around El Paso

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
Hispanic 79.75% 16.62% 38.18% 47.34% 34.83% 26.80% 63.33% 42.21%
White 14.77% 63.25% 44.31% 41.35% 48.66% 64.10% 26.30% 46.30%
African American 3.11% 12.23% 11.56% 2.88% 7.50% 3.34% 6.42% 4.56%
Asian 1.13% 4.83% 4.04% 2.49% 6.49% 1.89% 2.35% 2.65%
Multiracial 0.76% 2.05% 1.46% 1.84% 2.15% 1.70% 1.21% 2.19%
Native American 0.24% 0.66% 0.25% 3.75% 0.18% 1.79% 0.18% 1.76%
Pacific Islander 0.14% 0.16% 0.07% 0.07% 0.07% 0.34% 0.08% 0.16%
Other 0.10% 0.19% 0.13% 0.29% 0.13% 0.05% 0.13% 0.17%

Age

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
9 years and under 15% 13% 15% 13% 13% 14% 15% 12%
10 to 17 years 13% 11% 12% 10% 8% 11% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 10% 13% 10% 11% 16%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 14% 16% 21% 14% 15% 14%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 14% 13% 15% 12% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 13% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 12% 9% 11% 10% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 11% 13% 7% 15% 11% 13%

Education Levels

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
Less than a high school diploma 23% 14% 18% 11% 13% 13% 19% 16%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 28% 25% 23% 17% 27% 26% 24%
Some college or associate degree 30% 29% 29% 33% 24% 36% 31% 35%
Bachelor's degree 15% 18% 18% 19% 29% 16% 16% 15%
Master's degree or higher 7% 11% 9% 15% 17% 8% 9% 10%

Gender

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
Female 51.7% 50.8% 50.4% 51.4% 49.6% 50.8% 51.1% 50.4%
Male 48.3% 49.2% 49.6% 48.6% 50.4% 49.2% 48.9% 49.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
Own 59.3% 64.9% 62.7% 59.3% 44.8% 60.5% 55.0% 49.6%
Rent 40.7% 35.1% 37.3% 40.7% 55.2% 39.5% 45.0% 50.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
Assault 279.3 264.1 268.6 558.4 232.9 299.7 332.3 400.2
Murder 3.1 5.2 4.9 5.4 3.5 2.8 7.2 8.9
Rape 49.2 36.8 47.4 71.9 63.2 54.5 75.4 41.1
Robbery 61.0 135.0 138.5 247.1 96.6 101.5 124.4 190.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

El Paso, TX United States Texas Albuquerque, NM Austin, TX Mesa, AZ San Antonio, TX Tucson, AZ
Burglary 232.1 575.0 653.9 1095.6 634.2 510.3 864.1 943.3
Larceny 1789.0 2114.0 2514.4 3713.9 3255.0 2108.7 4053.9 5221.8
Motor vehicle theft 120.7 257.3 289.3 636.6 253.1 181.3 499.8 416.8

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
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    Avg. Temps

  • 58°
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  • 70°
    43°
  • 79°
    51°
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    68°
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    71°
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    Precipitation

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    Snowfall

  • 1.3"
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  • 3.1"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 180 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 22% Not sure
  • 14% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 277 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 247 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 185 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 192 responses

  • 19% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 60% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 19% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 2% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 136 responses

  • 49% Very accepting.
  • 45% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 7% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 272 responses

  • 46% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 48% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 6% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 1% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 171 responses

  • 20% I love everything about it.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 219 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments