El Paso (Texas)

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Coordinates 31°45′33″N 106°29′19″W
Country United States
State Texas
County El Paso
First settlement 1680
Settled as Franklin 1849
Renamed El Paso 1852
Town laid out 1859
Incorporated 1873
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Demonym(s) El Pasoan
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP Codes 79900–7999988500–88599 (PO boxes)
Area codes 915
FIPS code 48-24000
GNIS feature ID 1380946
Primary airport El Paso International Airport (ELP) (major/international)
Secondary airport Biggs Army Airfield (KBIF) (military)
U.S. Routes
Website www.elpasotexas.gov
Government (Type) Council–manager
Government (City Council) MayorOscar Leeser (D)Peter SvarzbeinAlexsandra AnnelloCassandra HernandezJoe MolinarIsabel SalcidoClaudia OrdazHenry RiveraCissy Lizarraga
Government (City manager) Tommy Gonzalez
Government (City) 259.25 sq mi (671.46 km2)
Government (Land) 258.43 sq mi (669.33 km2)
Government (Water) 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
Area (City) 259.25 sq mi (671.46 km2)
Area (Land) 258.43 sq mi (669.33 km2)
Area (Water) 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 678,815
Population (2020) (Rank) 23rd in the United States 6th in Texas
Population (2020) (Density) 2,626.69/sq mi (1,014.17/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 868,859 (67th)

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El Paso (/ɛl ˈpæsoʊ/; Spanish: [el ˈpaso] "the pass") is a city in and the county seat of El Paso County in the far southwestern part of the U.S. state of Texas. The 2020 population of the city from the U.S. Census Bureau was 678,815, making it the 23rd-largest city in the United States, the sixth-largest city in Texas, and the second-largest city in the Southwestern United States behind Phoenix, Arizona. The city is also the second-largest majority-Hispanic city in the United States, with 81% of its population being Hispanic. Its metropolitan statistical area covers all of El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, and had a population of 868,859 in 2020.