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Time Zone: El Paso County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of El Paso is the Seat for El Paso County.

El Paso County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> El Paso had a population of 751,296 people. This is an increase of 10.55% since the last Census (which gave a population of 679,622 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, El Paso represented 3.26% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010800,647+17.81%+6.57% since 2009
2009751,296+10.55%+1.74% since 2008
2008738,416+8.65%+1.45% since 2007
2000679,622The Last Census

More information can be found on the El Paso County Census Page for El Paso County.


Below are some of the communities located in El Paso County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for El Paso County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
El Paso   620,456563,66210.08% increase  
Socorro   32,38827,15219.28% increase  
Horizon City   13,7535,233162.8% increase  
Anthony   4,4963,85016.78% increase  
Vinton   1,9831,8924.81% increase  

Websites for El Paso County

Official Website:   www.epcounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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