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El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas. El Paso is the county seat of Texas and lies in far West Texas. According to the year 2010 survey the city population was 649,121 and 19th most populous city in the United States and the sixth most populous city in the state of Texas, whose population in the year 2010 was 800,647, covers all metropolitan area of El Paso County. Across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, El Paso stances on the Rio Grande, in the year 2010 El Paso was endowed an All-America City Award. America, which lies 90 miles from El Paso, has seen the finishing point of numerous successful in charge, suborbital flights and El Paso is the first large city in the world to have a spaceport in the vicinity. On the United States-Mexico border, mutually the city of El Paso and other nearby cities, such as Juarez and Las Cruces, New Mexico are mentioned as the Borderland. El Paso frequently called as the "Sun City".

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      El Paso Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Arts & Culture Department was responsible for 1,058 art and cultural events overall the city. In the El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Center Abraham Chavez Theatre hosted both the El Paso Opera and the El Paso Symphony concerts and the Aardvark Theatre on N. Mesa presents a full season from September through June. The events calendar bring into being with January's El Paso Chamber Music Carnival, featuring presentations over two weekends at University of Texas at El Paso's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. The annual Chamizal Festival celebrates the many cultural influences in the El Paso region through old-style arts and music with workshops, performances, protests, and displays in the month of October. El Paso's parks make available 12 recreation centers, 14 city pools, sports and suitability programming, and senior centers; Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban park in the nation, with 24,247 acres across nearly 37 miles within the city limits of El Paso. El Paso's Parks & Recreation Department managed 175 park sites with 2,372 acres all over the city.

      El Paso Demographics
El Paso Population, 2011 estimate population is 665,568
El Paso Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base population is 649,152
El Paso Population,percent change,April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 population is 2.5%
El Paso Population,2010 population is 649,121
El Paso Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 population is 7.9%
El Paso Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 population is 29.1%
El Paso Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 population is 11.2%
El Paso Female persons, percent, 2010 population is 52.0%
El Paso White persons, percent, 2010 (a) population is 80.8%
El Paso Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) population is 3.4%
El Paso American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) population is 0.7%
El Paso Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) population is 1.2%
El Paso Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) population is 0.1%
El Paso Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 population is 2.7%
El Paso Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b)population is 80.7%
El Paso White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 population is 14.2%
El Paso Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 population is 83.7%
El Paso Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 population is 25.5%
El Paso Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 population is 72.2%
El Paso High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 population is 74.6%
El Paso Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 population is 21.9%
El Paso Veterans, 2007-2011 population is 42,909
El Paso Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 population is 22.0

El Paso Symbols
El Paso nickname - El Chuco

El Paso Flag

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      El Paso Education
There are three independent school districts in El Paso; they are The El Paso Independent School District, Ysleta Independent School District and Socorro Independent School District. The El Paso Independent School District consisting of 62,000 students in 88 buildings and it is the largest school district. The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) consisting of 50,000 students in 58 buildings, it is the second largest in the area. Among the three Socorro Independent School District is the tiniest district that consist more than 30,000 students in southeastern El Paso County. In El Paso have around 25 parochial and 50 private schools. El Paso Community College has 5 campuses throughout El Paso and educates nearly 28,000 credit and ongoing education students each semester; it was recognized in the year of 1969. New Mexico State University educates 16,000 students, many of which are El Paso populaces, nearby Las Cruces, New Mexico.

      El Paso History
The most primitive known cultures in the El Paso region were maize farmers and El Paso region has seen human expenditure for thousands of years, as evidenced by Folsom points from hunter-gatherers found at Hueco Tanks. In the year of 1659 by Spanish vanquishers was founded on the south bank of the Rio Bravo del Norte. The small villages of El Paso turn into the base for Spanish governance of the territory of New Mexico in the year of 1680, until its cession to the US in the year of 1848 remaining the largest settlement in New Mexico. During most of the period of Spanish control El Paso keep on mostly undeveloped, Spanish settlement was focused on El Paso del Norte. San Elizario as the first county seat, in March 1850 El Paso County was recognized. In the year of 1859 El Paso was plated, grew very slowly due to its remoteness and El Paso boomed into a sprawling city From World War II until the 1980s, under Spanish rule city was considered part of New Mexico and tied economically to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

      El Paso Transportation
El Paso operated the El Paso International Airport, Amtrak via the historic Union Depot. There are two airports; they are El Paso International Airport and Horizon Airport. City of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico shares with 4 international bridges and one Rail Bridge. El Paso was home to number 52, number 98 and number 100 of the 100 most overfilled roads in Texas. Amtrak is the national passenger rail system in El Paso. It was operating its Sunset Limited three times weekly between New Orleans and Los Angeles.

      El Paso Universities
El Paso Community College,Texas - 25,818 students
The University of Texas,Texas - 20,458 students
Western Technical College,Texas - 792 students
Career Centers of Texas - El Paso,Texas - 702 students
Anamarc Educational Institute,Texas - 627 students
Western Technical College,Texas - 545 students
International Business College,Texas - 348 students
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute,Texas - 322 students
International Business College,Texas - 263 students
Computer Career Center,Texas - 206 students
Southwest Career College,Texas - 200 students
CET - El Paso,Texas - 131 students
Pipo Academy of Hair Design,Texas - 56 students

      El Paso Tourist Attractions
Plaza Theatre
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
Wyler Aerial Tramway
Butterfield Trail Golf Club
Concordia Cemetery
Painted Dunes Golf Course
Tigua Indian Cultural Center
Bob-O's Family Fun Center
Chamizal National Memorial
Viva El Paso
H & H Car Wash and Coffee Shop
Speaking Rock Casino & Entertainment Centre
El Paso Playhouse
Cohen Stadium
El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Thousand Steps Trail
El Paso Museum of History
Mercado Mayapan
El Paso Community College
Adventure Zone
Emerald Springs Golf & Conference Center
Red Sands
Junior Arts Center

      El Paso Museums
El Paso Museum of Art
The El Paso Holocaust Museum
National Border Patrol Museum
U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum
El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Museum
Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso
Insights Science Museum
El Paso Museum of History
Alderette - Candelaria House
El Paso Firefighters Museum

      El Paso Parks
Jungle Jaks
Western Playland Amusement Park
Wet n' Wild Waterworld
Adventure Zone
Franklin Mountains State Park
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
El Paso Mission Trail
Chamizal National Memorial
El Paso Municipal Rose Garden
El Paso Zoo

      El Paso Tax Rate
El Paso Sales Taxes is 8.25%
El Paso Service is 16.40%

      El Paso Government
El Paso City Mayors and City Council members may not work for more than ten years in their individual offices, city government is formally non-partisan. The strong managerial experience of a chosen local government manager, which syndicates the strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of eight council members, the city operates under a council-manager form government. El Paso City hires a professionally skilled manager to perform its orders and oversee the delivery of public services; all power is determined in the elected council.

      El Paso Geography
El Paso is the only major Texas City on mountain time, El Paso lies at the connection of three states and two countries and El Paso is located at 3147'25?N 10625'24?W. In El Paso North Franklin Mountain is the highest peak in the El Paso city at 7,192 feet above sea level, it can be grasped from 60 miles in all directions and city's altitude is 3,800 feet above sea level. The high temperature recorded on February 2nd, 2011 was15 F, which is very rare for El Paso and the low temperature recorded on February 3rd was 1 F. For every year there are 20 days above 100 F, 109 days at or above 90 F and 60 nights below cold. The city's record high is 114 F and low record is -8 F, temperature Monthly range from 45.0 F (7.2 C) in December to 83.3 F (28.5 C) in July, but the warmest highs are typically in June.

      El Paso Economy
El Paso's main manufacturing industries are the main copper refining, food production, clothing, construction materials, electronic and medical equipment, and plastics. Cotton, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and pecans are agricultural products in the region. Farah Clothing Company was also headquartered in El Paso, it was established in 1998. El Paso Natural Gas Company founded in the year of 1996 in their plants in search of cheaper workers. El Paso manufactured over 2 million pairs of jeans every week from different jean enterprises, so El Paso was called as blue jeans capital of the world. Fuel, metals, medical devices, plastics, machines, motorized parts, food, protection-related goods, tourism, and boots are the major economical produced in El Paso City.

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