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El Paso, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of El Paso had a population of 2,950 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Paso: Elpaso.

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El Paso, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,950
Daytime Population: Workers 1,799
Daytime Population: Residents 1,474
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,273
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 2,879
Population in Familes 2,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 1,374
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $57,927
Average Household Income $74,046
Per Capita Income $29,766


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 836 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $122,911
Average Home Value $137,769


Total Households 1,112
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 785
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.7%
Households 0.73% 0.71%
Families 0.93% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2017 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 # 439 68th
Population Density # 533 61st
Diversity Index # 771 43rd
Median Household Income # 498 64th
Per Capita Income # 455 67th

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