El Paso County, TX

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2020 Population
836,915
0.102% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.4
0.621% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.5%
3.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,292
3.03% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$126,500
4.12% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
354,788
0.709% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, El Paso County, TX had a population of 837k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $48,292. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of El Paso County, TX grew from 836,062 to 836,915, a 0.102% increase and its median household income grew from $46,871 to $48,292, a 3.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in El Paso County, TX are White (Hispanic) (68.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Other (Hispanic) (11.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.04%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.66%).

None of the households in El Paso County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.2% of the residents in El Paso County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in El Paso County, TX are The University of Texas at El Paso (228796) (5,206 degrees awarded in 2020), El Paso Community College (4,357 degrees), and Vista College (365204) (1,991 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in El Paso County, TX was $126,500, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%.

Most people in El Paso County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in El Paso County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

El Paso County, TX is home to a population of 837k people, from which 88.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 23.9% of El Paso County, TX residents were born outside of the country (200k people).

In 2018, there were 5.58 times more White (Hispanic) residents (570k people) in El Paso County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102k White (Non-Hispanic) and 98.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.2%
2020 Citizenship
87.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.2% of El Paso County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in El Paso County, TX was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in El Paso County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    570k ± 4.99k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 164
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    98.9k ± 4.66k
82.4%
Hispanic Population
690k people

In 2018, there were 5.58 times more White (Hispanic) residents (570k people) in El Paso County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102k White (Non-Hispanic) and 98.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

82.4% of the people in El Paso County, TX are hispanic (690k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in El Paso County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

23.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
200k people
24.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
202k people

As of 2020, 23.9% of El Paso County, TX residents (200k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in El Paso County, TX was 24.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    19,569 ± 1,453
  2. Vietnam
    10,489 ± 723
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,848 ± 658

El Paso County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of El Paso County, TX employs 355k people. The largest industries in El Paso County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,542 people), Educational Services (44,778 people), and Retail Trade (41,817 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,831), Public Administration ($53,991), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($49,890).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

355k
2020 Value
± 5,747
0.709%
1 Year growth
± 2.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in El Paso County, TX grew at a rate of 0.709%, from 352k employees to 355k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in El Paso County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (48,627 people), Sales & Related Occupations (38,547 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (28,661 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of El Paso County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

355k
2020 Value
± 5,747
0.709%
1 Year growth
± 2.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in El Paso County, TX grew at a rate of 0.709%, from 352k employees to 355k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in El Paso County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (49,542 people), Educational Services (44,778 people), and Retail Trade (41,817 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of El Paso County, TX, though some of these residents may live in El Paso County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,267
Median earning men ± $682
$23,627
Median earning women ± $648

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($63,229), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,512), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,770).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($45,524), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,935), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($31,321).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,295
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,959
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,855
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.32M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $2.08M
    Manufacturing
  3. $1.85M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in El Paso County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 66.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in El Paso County, TX awarded 14,271 degrees. The student population of El Paso County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 24,833 male students and 34,345 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in El Paso County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (10,700 and 77.6%), followed by White (1,617 and 11.7%), Black or African American (836 and 6.07%), and Unknown (215 and 1.56%).

The largest universities in El Paso County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at El Paso (228796) (5,206 and 36.5%), El Paso Community College (4,357 and 30.5%), and Vista College (365204) (1,991 and 14%).

The most popular majors in El Paso County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,354 and 9.49%), Medical Assistant (855 and 5.99%), and Registered Nursing (757 and 5.3%).

The median tuition cost in El Paso County, TX for a public four year colleges is $7,089 for in-state students and $21,371 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in El Paso County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 59,178 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 59,178 students enrolled in El Paso County, TX, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 47,826 records, of which 58.9% were women and 41.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 318 degree-majors awarded
  2. 1,354 degree-majors awarded
  3. 349 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in El Paso County, TX was General Business with 318 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in El Paso County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,206 degrees awarded
  2. 4,357 degrees awarded
  3. 1,991 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at El Paso (228796) with 5,206 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,932 men were awarded degrees from institutions in El Paso County, TX, which is 0.711 times less than the 8,339 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 10,700 degrees mean that there were 6.62 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,617 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($15,725) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,423) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,632) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in El Paso County, TX was $126,500 in 2020, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $121,500 to $126,500, a 4.12% increase. The homeownership rate in El Paso County, TX is 62.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in El Paso County, TX have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in El Paso County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in El Paso County, TX is $48,292. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in El Paso County, TX was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $132,188, followed by Census Tract 102.14 and Census Tract 13.02, with respective values of $123,843 and $103,159.

In 2021, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.16%.

Property

$126,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,045
$170,433
Median Property Taxes
±$3,413

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Paso County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in El Paso County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
Homeownership
2020
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.3% of the housing units in El Paso County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.13
  2. Census Tract 102.14
  3. Census Tract 13.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in El Paso County, TX was Census Tract 102.13 with a value of $132,188, followed by Census Tract 102.14 and Census Tract 13.02, with respective values of $123,843 and $103,159.

The following map shows all of the tracts in El Paso County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,292
Median Household Income
± $1,043
274k
Number of Households
± 4,724

In 2020, the median household income of the 274k households in El Paso County, TX grew to $48,292 from the previous year's value of $46,871.

The following chart displays the households in El Paso County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for El Paso County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.39%)

In 2020, 79.7% of workers in El Paso County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (4.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in El Paso County, TX have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in El Paso County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in El Paso County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in El Paso County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.16%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in El Paso County, TX (160k out of 822k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in El Paso County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 26.2% of the children was living in poverty in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 364 in El Paso County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 52.9 per 100,000 population.

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79.5% of the population of El Paso County, TX has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 7.16% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 5.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see 2066 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.434% decrease from the previous year (2075 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2152 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1026 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,066 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in El Paso County, TX

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, TX see an average of 2,066 patients per year. This represents a 0.434% decrease from the previous year (2,075 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in El Paso County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.6% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

20.5%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
7.16%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
5.1%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in El Paso County, TX grew by 1.06% from 20.3% to 20.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in El Paso County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41 in El Paso County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.5% in El Paso County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 23.8% in El Paso County, TX.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in El Paso County, TX.

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