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El Paso, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of El Paso had a population of 2,954 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for El Paso is located at latitude 40.7405 and longitude -89.0181 in Woodford County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Paso (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of El Paso (GNIS ID: 2394632) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of El Paso is located within Township of El Paso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Paso population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Paso: Elpaso.

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El Paso, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,954
Population in Households 2,884
Population in Familes 2,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 1,375
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,113
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 787
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 840 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $121,296
Average Home Value $133,641


Median Household Income $58,384
Average Household Income $72,617
Per Capita Income $29,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.77%
Households 0.86% 0.78%
Families 1.12% 0.65%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

El Paso, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Paso to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 438 68th
Population Density1 # 536 61st
Diversity Index2 # 772 44th
Median Household Income # 449 67th
Per Capita Income # 409 70th

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