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
    885 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 885 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at El Paso: The crime in El Paso has gotten worse, maybe that's because we live right across the border. I'm not to sure about the Police around here I only see them when there's nothing wrong going on and when we need them the most there's not really one around unless you call 911.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at El Paso: This area is a bit old. The houses they sell are small, the neighbors are rude, the weather is unpredictable, and honestly the grass is never green. I would like to move out as soon as I can finish school and find a place of my own.
    • 5
    Crime & Safety at El Paso: As i said el paso is a very safe city. Its not that safe to live your kids thought. However anyone can count on the cops because they are always their to solve the issues.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at El Paso: El paso is a very nice city because the weather can sometimes be so beatiful. The enviorment is so clean that it even smells fresh. Also the peoples safety is 100% secure. Cops are always on task on what they are supposed to be doing. I would never like to leave this city and want my daughter to grow up in the same area as i did.
    • 5
    Housing at El Paso: this community requires you to build your house a certain size and way, this keeps the neighbourhood looking uniformed, but still each house is unique. most houses are very nice and new.

Nearby Towns

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

Comparable Towns

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

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 79936 113,451
4.00 79912 79,313
3.66 79924 58,743
3.33 79907 54,694
2.66 79938 63,471
3.00 79928 53,476
3.66 79925 41,529
3.33 79915 38,018
3.00 79927 39,872
3.66 79904 35,337
3.66 79930 29,426
3.66 79932 26,041
3.66 79905 25,557
4.00 79902 20,592
3.66 79935 18,560
3.66 79903 17,795
3.33 79934 23,743
3.00 79835 12,703
4.00 79901 10,786
3.66 79922 8,592
4.00 79906 4,379
3.00 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
Kaplan College - El Paso
Western Technical College - Texas
Western Technical College - North
Milan Institute of Cosmetology - El Paso
Anamarc College - El Paso Central
Anamarc College - El Paso East
International Business College - East El Paso
International Business College - West El Paso
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute
CET - El Paso
Anamarc College - Santa Teresa
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 279.3 278.9 268.6 558.4 232.9 299.7 332.3 400.2
Murder 3.1 5.0 4.9 5.4 3.5 2.8 7.2 8.9
Rape 49.2 13.6 47.4 71.9 63.2 54.5 75.4 41.1
Robbery 61.0 159.8 138.5 247.1 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 232.1 573.5 653.9 1095.6 634.2 510.3 864.1 943.3
Larceny 1789.0 2079.6 2514.4 3713.9 3255.0 2108.7 4053.9 5221.8
Motor vehicle theft 120.7 235.5 289.3 636.6 253.1 181.3 499.8 416.8

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
58°
32°
63°
37°
70°
43°
79°
51°
88°
60°
96°
68°
95°
71°
92°
70°
88°
63°
78°
52°
66°
40°
57°
32°
Precipitation
0.4"
0.5"
0.3"
0.2"
0.5"
0.9"
1.6"
2.0"
1.5"
0.6"
0.5"
0.8"
Snowfall
1.3"
0.6"
0.3"
0.8"
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0.8"
3.1"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

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    Precipitation

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    Snowfall

  • 1.3"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 58°
    32°
  • 63°
    37°
  • 70°
    43°
  • 79°
    51°
  • 88°
    60°
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    68°
  • 95°
    71°
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    70°
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    Precipitation

  • 0.4"
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  • 0.9"
  • 1.6"
  • 2.0"
  • 1.5"
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    Snowfall

  • 1.3"
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  • 0"
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  • 0.8"
  • 3.1"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 163 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 21% Not sure
  • 16% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 219 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 199 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 131 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 138 responses

  • 18% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 59% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 20% 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 100 responses

  • 50% Very accepting.
  • 43% 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 216 responses

  • 45% 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 149 responses

  • 19% I love everything about it.
  • 54% 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 168 responses

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