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El Paso, Texas - Economic Snapshot Dashboard

Population grew by 48,842 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 71,943 over the next 5 years.
884,432 Residents in 2023
Gross Regional Product of El Paso County in 2023
$64.4B
Jobs grew by 20,694 over the last 5 years and are projected to grow by 26,972 over the next 5 years.
391,489 Jobs in 2023
2023 average wage among all industries is below the national average of $84,753
$58,566
Demographics
Population and Jobs

Population, Jobs Trend and Forecast

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Population
Jobs
(Updated 06-17-2024)
 

Population Change Comparison

AreaJobs (2018)Jobs (2023)ChangeJobs Change %
El Paso County, TX343,973362,35018,377
5.34%
Texas13,031,63614,320,9421,289,305
9.89%
United States154,474,058160,489,8896,015,831
3.89%
(Updated 06-17-2024)
Population by Age Cohort

5-Year Change in Population by Age Cohort

Highlights represent Core Labor Force (click headers to sort data)

Age Cohort2018 Population2023 Population
Under 5 years
62,494
56,994
5 to 9 years
62,749
64,260
10 to 14 years
63,150
64,881
15 to 19 years
63,884
66,480
20 to 24 years
69,602
72,971
25 to 29 years
67,913
68,665
30 to 34 years
57,834
67,130
35 to 39 years
53,405
61,422
40 to 44 years
50,321
54,297
45 to 49 years
49,733
51,029
50 to 54 years
45,607
48,870
55 to 59 years
46,437
44,987
60 to 64 years
40,651
44,467
65 to 69 years
32,516
38,554
70 to 74 years
25,166
30,309
75 to 79 years
17,921
21,714
80 to 84 years
12,969
14,159
85 years and over
13,238
13,243
(Updated 06-17-2024)
Population by Race / Ethnicity

Population By Race

(Updated 07-09-2024)
 

Non-Hispanic Population by Race/Ethnicity

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White, Non-Hispanic
Black, Non-Hispanic
Asian, Non-Hispanic
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Non-Hispanic
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic
(Updated 06-17-2024)
 

Population by Race (Table)

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Race/Ethnicity2018 Population2023 Population5 Year Change5 Year Change %2023 % of Cohort
White, Hispanic669,501707,57238,071
6%
80%
White, Non-Hispanic98,00897,622-386
0%
11.04%
Black, Non-Hispanic25,81330,6554,842
19%
3.47%
Asian, Non-Hispanic9,50410,8131,309
14%
1.22%
Black, Hispanic7,8248,9771,153
15%
1.02%
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic6,7897,9631,174
17%
0.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic6,4167,366950
15%
0.83%
Two or More Races, Hispanic5,5816,6331,052
19%
0.75%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Non-Hispanic2,3872,497110
5%
0.28%
Asian, Hispanic1,9262,301375
19%
0.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic1,2151,26651
4%
0.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic626768142
23%
0.09%
(Updated 06-17-2024)
Population by Education Attainment

Population by Educational Attainment

(Updated 07-09-2024)
Workforce Commuter Characteristics
Median Commute of El Paso County Workforce in 2021
24 minutes
Remote Workers in El Paso County in 2021
5.8%
List by 'Planning Region' of workforce commuting activity
Where Our Workforce Works & Lives

Jobs, Workforce, and Net Commuters by Planning Region

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2023 Jobs
2023 Resident Workers
2023 Net Commuters
(Updated 07-09-2024)
Industry & Jobs
Projected 5-year Job Growth (2023-2028)
+7% Job Growth
Goods and services that El Paso County's industries require to operate are provided within the region.
43%
29% lower labor cost than U.S. average
29% Lower Cost
Industry & Economic Impact

Industry Characteristics

Industry2023 Jobs2022 Average Earnings Per Worker2023 LQ (Industry Concentration)2018-2023 % Change in Jobs2023 GRP
Government
97,973
$75,554
1.8
0.07%
11214.05M
Health Care and Social Assistance
53,927
$50,517
1
9.14%
3045.08M
Retail Trade
49,156
$37,194
1.14
2.6%
3195.33M
Accommodation and Food Services
41,362
$22,480
1.23
9.95%
1369.61M
Food Services and Drinking Places
38,328
$22,061
1.32
9.97%
1191.86M
Transportation and Warehousing
34,696
$45,238
1.31
36.07%
2320.15M
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
33,586
$37,197
1.17
0.28%
1530.42M
Construction
29,758
$55,426
1.11
10.27%
2040.45M
Other Services (except Public Administration)
22,047
$29,289
0.83
3.63%
734.03M
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
21,339
$50,385
0.78
30.34%
1572.28M
Finance and Insurance
20,426
$57,853
0.68
28.08%
1844.51M
Manufacturing
19,582
$64,240
0.65
4.33%
3531.28M
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
17,507
$61,162
0.49
27.87%
1375.54M
Wholesale Trade
13,724
$72,829
0.9
6.44%
2187.79M
Information
7,182
$56,108
0.83
39.88%
1209.41M
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
6,531
$22,024
0.64
14.72%
232.25M
Educational Services
5,243
$34,698
0.47
26.04%
203.27M
Management of Companies and Enterprises
3,419
$63,097
0.51
23.2%
233.22M
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
2,106
$44,055
0.26
8.39%
147.67M
Utilities
1,589
$126,232
1.15
3.61%
841.35M
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
162
$47,693
0.07
-8.07%
34.5M
(Updated 07-09-2024)
Job Concentration

Occupation Concentration

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Occupation2023 Jobs2023 Median Salary2023 Average Hourly Wage2023 LQ (Occupation Concentration)2018-2023 % Change in Jobs
Sales and Related
54,276
$31,321
$27.13
0.97
1.98%
Office and Administrative Support
51,879
$35,036
$18.37
1.03
-4.74%
Transportation and Material Moving
48,565
$33,918
$21.05
1.24
21.02%
Management
37,927
$70,640
$43.69
0.86
59.99%
Food Preparation and Serving Related
37,341
$23,532
$12.44
1.21
1.36%
Business and Financial Operations
28,464
$62,665
$41.7
0.75
42.12%
Educational Instruction and Library
25,482
$61,606
$29.4
1.12
-1.7%
Healthcare Support
24,767
$22,664
$13.65
1.3
11.23%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
23,078
$72,415
$43.4
0.98
10.27%
Construction and Extraction
21,458
$38,756
$23.83
1.03
-0.34%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
21,274
$41,295
$22.72
1.25
10.35%
Production
16,677
$32,000
$18.37
0.77
1.75%
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
16,090
$21,357
$10.84
1.55
13.76%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
15,043
$26,255
$16
0.91
-4.18%
Military-only
14,954
$35,282
$23.21
6.94
13.1%
Personal Care and Service
14,015
$26,300
$18.77
0.87
5.04%
Protective Service
10,860
$51,158
$27.45
1.3
-8.68%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
9,303
$38,454
$29.92
0.63
10.12%
Computer and Mathematical
7,699
$69,943
$37.73
0.58
36.52%
Registered Nurses
7,496
$77,710
$39.97
1.01
18.11%
Community and Social Service
5,890
$45,205
$25.28
0.81
13.28%
Architecture and Engineering
4,535
$68,248
$38.79
0.69
9.61%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
4,141
$48,916
$26.62
1.14
1.8%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
3,919
$23,587
$14.75
0.9
-16.93%
Life, Physical, and Social Science
2,993
$66,210
$40.7
0.68
17.6%
Receptionists and Information Clerks
2,675
$27,387
$13.57
1.07
11.99%
Nursing Assistants
2,668
$30,819
$15.32
0.81
11.35%
Medical Assistants
2,162
$33,603
$16.07
1.22
2.08%
Legal
2,154
$71,085
$51.64
0.56
0.37%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,735
$50,611
$25.12
1.14
-15.32%
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
1,671
$32,990
$16.81
0.99
-5.88%
Medical and Health Services Managers
1,629
$96,450
$50.15
1.25
58.83%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
1,017
$28,147
$18.11
0.32
1.33%
Dental Assistants
931
$36,100
$17.32
1.1
15.52%
Billing and Posting Clerks
931
$34,168
$17.48
0.89
-22.56%
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
785
$47,910
$24.82
1.01
-6.26%
Massage Therapists
736
$47,446
$36.04
0.9
3.2%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
723
$65,646
$32.73
1.4
11.56%
Physical Therapists
548
$94,993
$46.15
0.92
10.15%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
530
$48,477
$23.17
0.67
8.12%
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
518
$50,993
$27.03
0.51
23.32%
Paramedics
497
$47,241
$24.59
1.91
23.6%
Health Care Support Workers, All Other
374
$45,233
$22.6
1.37
7.82%
Emergency Medical Technicians
372
$29,141
$16.32
1
6.41%
Phlebotomists
370
$35,036
$17.14
1.2
16.3%
Physical Therapist Assistants
368
$62,695
$31.3
1.52
41.95%
Surgical Technologists
264
$57,325
$26.77
1.05
-6.44%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
215
$73,736
$37.83
1.06
80.73%
Medical Transcriptionists
203
$27,523
$16.27
1.21
-0.44%
Dentists, General
197
$162,785
$105.94
0.55
-30.51%
Medical Equipment Preparers
191
$37,026
$18.47
1.19
79.94%
Physical Therapist Aides
189
$25,387
$12.31
1.89
-5.81%
Family Medicine Physicians
183
$226,211
$109.59
0.53
-28.75%
Occupational Therapy Assistants
167
$62,580
$31.51
1.49
36.83%
Physician Assistants
158
$121,240
$58.08
0.45
-33.03%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
145
$28,596
$13.87
0.54
116.13%
Acupuncturists
107
$64,826
$44.03
0.79
-22.34%
General Internal Medicine Physicians
98
$217,939
$107.05
0.47
13.31%
Optometrists
84
$121,625
$67.87
0.69
-13.36%
Pediatricians, General
83
$187,294
$103.94
0.78
-36.01%
Pharmacy Aides
61
$30,869
$15.15
0.62
-49.16%
Orderlies
59
$28,613
$14.7
0.49
-1.35%
Exercise Physiologists
51
$57,101
$33.33
0.78
39.28%
Surgeons, All Other
50
$222,472
$130.19
0.62
-18%
Psychiatric Aides
47
$30,001
$15.01
0.57
-82.33%
Surgical Assistants
46
$59,849
$29.9
0.92
454.96%
Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
33
$218,285
$121.31
0.82
141.98%
Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
28
$305,297
$159.12
0.55
61.88%
Occupational Therapy Aides
5
$30,706
$15.39
0.4
-75.3%
Pediatric Surgeons
0
$216,802
$116.29
0.06
-59.79%
(Updated 07-09-2024)
Job Postings

Job Postings 5-Year Trend

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(Updated 07-09-2024)
 

Job Postings 30-Day Trend

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2024 Postings
2023 Postings
(Updated 07-09-2024)
 

Job Postings by Industry

Industry Sector (2-Digit)Latest 30 Days Unique PostingsLatest 30 Days Unique Postings % Change
Health Care and Social Assistance2,330
2.4%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services1,056
-1.1%
Retail Trade952
3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services803
1.6%
Accommodation and Food Services686
10.2%
Manufacturing674
4.7%
Educational Services564
37.8%
Transportation and Warehousing443
17.4%
Wholesale Trade426
5.2%
Finance and Insurance401
13.7%
Public Administration364
7.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration)268
-5.6%
Construction265
-1.1%
Information181
6.6%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing173
-0.6%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation68
-2.9%
Utilities34
8.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises31
16.1%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting8
-25%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction8
-75%
(Updated 07-09-2024)
Hiring Demand by Company

Top 20 Companies

CompanyLatest 30 Days Unique PostingsLatest 30 Days Unique Postings % Change
HCA Healthcare384
3.1%
City Of El Paso262
8.4%
University Medical Center Of El Paso179
13.4%
El Paso Community College158
84.8%
The Hospitals Of Providence Memorial Campus124
-0.8%
The Hospitals Of Providence East Campus120
-9.2%
IDEA Public Schools110
66.4%
The Hospitals Of Providence Sierra Campus110
-8.2%
University of Maryland99
4%
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center98
-14.3%
El Paso Children's Hospital76
13.2%
Texas Tech University75
12%
ADP61
13.1%
Eaton Corporation50
-24%
Contact Government Services48
-2.1%
Starbucks48
10.4%
Schneider Electric44
40.9%
Restaurant Depot37
-21.6%
The Univ Of TX System Admin34
5.9%
PAM Health33
-9.1%
(Updated 07-09-2024)
Education Pipeline
2021 Educational Program Completions in El Paso County
12,690
Increase in Distance Offered Programs in El Paso County since 2012
+640.8%
Education by Race / Ethnicity

Education Attainment by Race

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Hispanic
Other
Not Identified
(Updated 01-22-2024)
 

College Educated Population by Race

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(Updated 01-22-2024)
 

Education Attainment by Race (Table)

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Race/Ethnicity2022 Population2022 Less Than High School2022 High School Diploma2022 College Degree
White12.7%0.61%6.5%6.34%
Black3.25%0.19%1.72%1.11%
Asian1.34%0.12%0.46%0.68%
Hispanic80.09%21.3%35.37%18.68%
Other2.62%0.15%0.46%0%
(Updated 01-22-2024)
Program Completions

Educational Program Overview

Completions% CompletionsInstitutions% Institutions
All Programs
14,271
100%
13
100%
Distance Offered Programs
3,738
26%
3
23%
Non-Distance Offered Programs
10,533
74%
13
100%
(Updated 01-22-2024)
 

Degrees by Program

Description2022 Completions2009-2022 Trend
Total12,147
6.9K
12.1K
Health Professions and Related Programs2,634
1.9K
2.6K
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,379
0.5K
1.4K
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,279
1.1K
1.3K
Engineering787
0.3K
0.8K
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services609
0.1K
0.6K
Biological and Biomedical Sciences582
0.1K
0.6K
Education573
0.4K
0.6K
Psychology507
0.1K
0.5K
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services449
0.2K
0.4K
(Updated 07-09-2024)
Quality Of Life & Migration
Median Home Value in El Paso County
$331,400
Median Rent in El Paso County
$1,347
Median Age in El Paso
35

Housing Snapshot

MetroHousing vacancy rate Q4 2020Average RentPercentage of households that rentPercentage of Owner Occupied
El Paso8.60%
1,287
39.50%59%
Texas10.80%
1,215
35.40%62%
(Updated 06-17-2024)
El Paso is one of the oldest cities in West Texas, and the largest city, with older housing stock that is naturally more affordable from a regional perspective.
Regional Home Value Comparison

Home Value Trends*

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(Updated 06-17-2024)

Homeownership Rate

(Updated 06-17-2024)

Housing by Construction Type

(Updated 06-17-2024)
List of top counties' migration activity to/from El Paso County
Migration Activity

Top 20 Counties by Net In-Migration

Ranked by net in-migration to El Paso County

CountyInboundOutboundNet
Doña Ana County, NM
1,672
1,988
-317
Bexar County, TX
885
1,344
-459
Maricopa County, AZ
743
833
-90
Los Angeles County, CA
649
375
274
Honolulu County, HI
566
480
86
San Diego County, CA
489
301
188
Ector County, TX
464
497
-33
El Paso County, CO
451
630
-179
Dallas County, TX
450
465
-14
Harris County, TX
441
569
-127
Midland County, TX
432
459
-28
Tarrant County, TX
409
520
-111
Bell County, TX
374
513
-140
Pierce County, WA
357
481
-124
Travis County, TX
328
452
-124
Clark County, NV
313
259
54
San Bernardino County, CA
305
231
74
Bernalillo County, NM
290
273
18
Cumberland County, NC
270
387
-116
Otero County, NM
269
446
-177
(Updated 06-17-2024)
 
DATA SOURCES

  • Lightcast, Zillow, US Census Reporter, Neighborhood Scout, Porch, American Community Survey