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El Paso County, Texas

El Paso County, Texas
El Paso skyline
Seal of El Paso County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting El Paso County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Seat El Paso
Largest city El Paso
 • Total 1,015 sq mi (2,629 km2)
 • Land 1,013 sq mi (2,624 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), 0.2%
 • (2010) 800,647
 • Density 791/sq mi (305/km²)
Congressional districts 16th, 23rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .com.epcountywww

El Paso County is the westernmost

  • El Paso County Official web site
  • Handbook of Texas OnlineEl Paso County in at the University of Texas
  • Historic El Paso County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
  • Fort Bliss National Cemetery Disgrace Video

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ "Contact Us." El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved on December 6, 2009.
  10. ^ "Administration Division." El Paso County Sheriff's Office. April 5, 2001. Retrieved on December 6, 2009.
  11. ^ "Communications Department." El Paso County. Retrieved on December 6, 2009.
  12. ^ "County Commissioners Maps". Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  13. ^ "Leon, Perez take posts Tuesday". El Paso Times. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  14. ^


See also

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places





Escobar was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, and has been in office since 2011. Leon and Perez were first elected to their positions in 2012, and have been in office since 2013. Haggerty and Stout were first elected to their positions in 2014, and have been in office since 2015.[14]

The El Paso County Judge is Veronica Escobar, and the county commissioners are Carlos Leon (Precinct 1), David Stout (Precinct 2), Vince Perez (Precinct 3),[13] and Andrew Haggerty (Precinct 4). Haggerty is a Republican, the other commissioners and the county judge are Democrats.

Like all Texas counties, El Paso County is governed by a Commissioners Court, which consists of a County Judge, who is elected county-wide, and four County Commissioners, who represent individual precincts.[12] While the County Judge possesses some traditional powers of a judge, the County Judge functions primarily as the chief executive of the county. The County Judge presides over Commissioners Court meetings, casts one vote on Commissioners Court (as do County Commissioners), and lacks veto authority.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is headquartered in an unincorporated area in El Paso County.[9] At one point it was headquartered within the City of El Paso.[10] The Leo Samaniego Law Enforcement Complex is adjacent to the sheriff's office headquarters.[11]

Most of El Paso County is included in the George W. Bush won 43% of the vote with 73,261 votes. Other candidates won 1% of the vote.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,051, and the median income for a family was $33,410. Males had a median income of $26,882 versus $20,722 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,421. About 20.50% of families and 23.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.50% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.

There were 210,022 households out of which 44.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.90% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.63.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 679,622 people, 210,022 households, and 166,127 families residing in the county. The population density was 671 people per square mile (259/km²). There were 224,447 housing units at an average density of 222 per square mile (86/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.95% White, 3.06% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 17.91% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. 78.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 800,647 people residing in the county. 82.1% were White, 3.1% Black or African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.5% of some other race and 2.5% of two or more races. 82.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).


National protected area

Adjacent counties and municipalities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,015 square miles (2,630 km2), of which 1,013 square miles (2,620 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]



  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties and municipalities 1.1
    • National protected area 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Towns 4.2
    • Village 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

El Paso County is included in the El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Along with Hudspeth County, it is one of only two counties in the state of Texas to fall into the Mountain Time Zone, instead of Central Time. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas.

El Paso is short for "El Paso del Norte" which is Spanish for "The Pass of the North." It is named for the pass the Rio Grande creates through the mountains on either side of the river. This county is east from the Mexican border.


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