El Paso, Texas

county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States

El Paso is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in El Paso County and is the county seat (the city where the county is governed). It is at the western end of Texas, and is along Interstate 10. The name comes from El Paso de Norte, meaning The Passageway to the North, which was shortened to El Paso.

El Paso, Texas
City of El Paso
From top, left to right: Downtown El Paso, Southwest University Park, the Ysleta Mission, the University of Texas at El Paso, and the Franklin Mountains
Nicknames: 
The Sun City,[1] El Chuco[2]
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
El Paso, Texas is located in Texas
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
El Paso, Texas is located in the United States
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas (the United States)
El Paso, Texas is located in North America
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas (North America)
Coordinates: 31°45′33″N 106°29′19″W / 31.75917°N 106.48861°W / 31.75917; -106.48861Coordinates: 31°45′33″N 106°29′19″W / 31.75917°N 106.48861°W / 31.75917; -106.48861
Country United States
State Texas
CountyEl Paso
First settlement1680
Settled as Franklin1849
Renamed El Paso1852
Town laid out1859
Incorporated1873
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City Council
  • Mayor Oscar Leeser (D)
  • Peter Svarzbein
  • Alexsandra Annello
  • Cassandra Hernandez
  • Joe Molinar
  • Isabel Salcido
  • Claudia Ordaz
  • Henry Rivera
  • Cissy Lizarraga
 • City managerTommy Gonzalez
Area
 • City259.25 sq mi (671.46 km2)
 • Land258.43 sq mi (669.33 km2)
 • Water0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
Elevation
3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population
 • City678,815
 • Rank23rd in the United States
6th in Texas
 • Density2,626.69/sq mi (1,014.17/km2)
 • Metro868,859 (67th)
Demonym(s)El Pasoan
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
  • 79900–79999
  • 88500–88599 (PO boxes)
Area codes915
FIPS code48-24000
GNIS feature ID1380946[6]
Primary airportEl Paso International Airport (ELP)
(major/international)
Secondary airportBiggs Army Airfield (KBIF)
(military)
InterstatesI-10 (TX).svg I-110 (TX).svg
U.S. RoutesUS 54.svg US 62.svg US 85.svg US 180.svg
Websitewww.elpasotexas.gov

The large majority of the city's inhabitants are Hispanic.

El Paso has a desert climate.

On 3 August 2019, 22 people were killed in a mass shooting.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Visit El Paso, Texas". El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. "El Chuco tells of El Paso pachuco history – Ramon Renteria". El Paso Times. June 30, 2013. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  3. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  4. "QuickFacts: El Paso city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  5. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.