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Welcome to El Paso ...

The city of El Paso is located in El Paso County<1> and is the County Seat for El Paso County.

When the people of El Paso refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use El Pasoan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, El Paso has a population of 681,728 people<3> (see below for details).

El Paso was established in 1659.

The community of El Paso is 3,890 feet [1,186 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of El Paso is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for El Paso: (915)

The ZIP codes for El Paso: 79901-79908, 79910-79918, 79920, 79922-79927, 79929-79932, 79934-79938, 79940-79955, 79958, 79960-79961, 79966, 79968, 79973-79978, 79980, 79982-79999, 88510-88521, 88523-88536, 88538-88550, 88553-88563, 88565-88590, 88595<5>

Websites for El Paso ...

Official Website:   www.elpasotexas.gov/

Junior League:   www.jlep.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, El Paso had an population of 681,728 people. This is an increase of 5.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, El Paso had a population of 649,121 people (which is 81.07% of the total population of El Paso County). This makes El Paso the county's most populous community.

The population of El Paso represents 2.58% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 649,121 people, the population of El Paso increased 15.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 563,662 people).

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

Adding El Paso to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of El Paso in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of El Paso elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for El Paso on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named El Paso ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named El Paso - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri (2), North Carolina and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for El Paso.

Communities near El Paso ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near El Paso.

  • Socorro [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Socorro
    • Socorro [El Paso County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of El Paso
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,370 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socorro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Socorro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Socorro<8>
  • Horizon City [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horizon City
    • Horizon City [El Paso County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of El Paso
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,642 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horizon City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horizon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horizon City<8>
  • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunland Park
    • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of El Paso
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,978 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunland Park<8>
  • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
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    • San Elizario [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Elizario
      • San Elizario [El Paso County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of El Paso
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Elizario have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Elizario
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Elizario<8>
    • Anthony [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [El Paso County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of El Paso
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<8>
    • Vinton [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [El Paso County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of El Paso
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<8>
    • Clint [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clint
      • Clint [El Paso County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of El Paso
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,112 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clint have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clint
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clint<8>
    • Fort Bliss [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bliss
      • Fort Bliss [El Paso County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of El Paso
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Bliss
    • Santa Teresa [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Teresa
      • Santa Teresa [Dona Ana County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of El Paso
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Teresa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Teresa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Teresa<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around El Paso. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for El Paso.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of El Paso. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around El Paso.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around El Paso. Our list includes 78 papers. See our Newspapers Page for El Paso.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for El Paso ...

Looking for more information about El Paso? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for El Paso, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for El Paso.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for El Paso: www.elpasotexas.gov/

The official website for El Paso County: www.epcounty.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including El Paso, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of El Paso refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of El Paso may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for El Paso.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around El Paso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as El Paso). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether El Paso or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for El Paso includes: 79901, 79902, 79903, 79904, 79905, 79906, 79907, 79910, 79911, 79912, 79913, 79914, 79915, 79916, 79917, 79920, 79922, 79923, 79924, 79925, 79926, 79929, 79930, 79931, 79934, 79935, 79936, 79937, 79940, 79941, 79942, 79943, 79944, 79945, 79946, 79947, 79948, 79949, 79950, 79951, 79952, 79953, 79954, 79958, 79960, 79966, 79968, 79973, 79974, 79975, 79976, 79977, 79980, 79982, 79983, 79984, 79985, 79986, 79987, 79988, 79989, 79990, 79991, 79992, 79993, 79994, 79995, 79996, 79997, 79998, 88510, 88511, 88512, 88513, 88514, 88515, 88516, 88517, 88518, 88519, 88520, 88523, 88524, 88525, 88526, 88527, 88528, 88529, 88530, 88531, 88532, 88533, 88534, 88535, 88538, 88539, 88540, 88541, 88542, 88543, 88544, 88545, 88546, 88547, 88548, 88549, 88553, 88554, 88555, 88556, 88557, 88558, 88559, 88560, 88561, 88562, 88565, 88566, 88567, 88568, 88569, 88570, 88571, 88572, 88573, 88574, 88575, 88576, 88577, 88578, 88579, 88580, 88581, 88582, 88583, 88584, 88585, 88586, 88587, 88588, 88589 & 88590.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- El Paso) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for El Paso. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from El Paso

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in El Paso. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7586, Longitude: -106.4858    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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