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El Paso County,

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Zip Codes

79901, 79902, 79903, 79904, 79905, 79907, 79912, 79915, 79922, 79924, 79925, 79930, 79932, 79934, 79935, 79936, 79936

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Statistics & Facts

The population of El Paso is approximately 563,662 (2000), 649121 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 168,625 (1990), 216894 (2010).

The amount of land area in El Paso is 635.488 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in El Paso is 247.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.943 sq kilometers.
The distance from El Paso to Washington DC is 1784 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 531 miles. (as the crow flies)
El Paso is positioned 31.84 degrees north of the equator and 106.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.

El Paso elevation is 3,762 feet above sea level.
El Paso per capita income is $17,216 (1999).
El Paso median income is $34,900.

El Paso miscellany.

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Location

El Paso location: on the Mexican-US border in southwest Texas

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Climate & Weather

The climate for El Paso is warm and dry with more than 300 days of sunshine each year. El Paso is in the Chihuahuan Desert as is its sister city of Juarez, Mexico.
El Paso average annual rainfall is 8 inches per year
El Paso average annual precipitation is 8.65 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 50.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 76.8 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

El Paso history:

El Paso is the oldest settlement in Texas. The Mision Nuestra Senora del Carmen was founded in 1682. The mission was built by Tigua Indians, Spanish refugees and Franciscan padres well before the famous California Mission Chain was established. The El Camino Real or Royal Highway nearby was used by Spanish settlers to the area. Two other missions are located on the road - La Purisima Socorro, built in the 1680's by the Piro Indians (part of the Pueblo Nation) and San Elizario Mission. San Elizario was actually meant to be a presidio in the beginning.

El Paso is a Sister city to the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. There is big tourism trade here and much agriculture with cotton, fruit and livestock. There is a large Mexican population in El Paso. The University of Texas is here, as well as Fort Bliss army base (a center for guided missile research)

The first American citizen known to have come to the El Paso area is Zebulon Pike in 1807. He did not come voluntarily, but as a captive of the Spanish. The old El Paso "Boot Hill" Cemetery is now known as Concordia Cemetery.

Americana Museum
Southwestern Museum of Cultural History
5 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: 915-542-0394
Corner of Santa Fe & San Antonio
Open Tues-Sat.

El Paso is often referred to as Sun City due to the fact that there are normally at least 307 days of sunshine every year making it one of the sunniest cities in the USA.
The founding of El Paso: 1682
The incorporation date of El Paso: 1873

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Attractions

El Paso attractions:

This area is one of the few in the United States which grows long-staple Egyptian cotton.

El Paso Centennial Museum
at the University of Texas - University Ave & Wiggins Rd.
Phone: 915-74-5565
All about the American southwest and northern Mexico with displays and exhibits on geology, paleontology, ornithology, mammalogy, archeology and ethnology.

El Paso Missions Tour
Phone: 915-534-0696
Please call for information. Tours will begin at the Ysleta Mission.

El Paso Zoo
4001 E. Parisano
El Paso, Texas 79905-4223
Phone: 915-544-1928
Open daily at 9:30 am - Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Please call to confirm hours and admission fees
A 5 acre zoo with more than 700 animals in natural settings.

Fort Bliss Museum
Pleasanton Road
Phone: 915-568-4518
A reproduction of the 1854 fort houses the museum with other exhibits including living history displays and Civil War Artifacts.

El Paso-Juarex Trolley Co.
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: 915-544-0061
Toll-free: 800-259-6284
Email: trolley@intelexis.com

El Paso Science Museum
505 N. Santa Fe
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-542-2990
Visit our Gift Shop

Visit El Paso - a website all about El Paso, including an events calendar, hotel specials and more.

Look here for more more information on El Paso.

El Paso Museum of Art

Professional Sports in El Paso
El Paso Diablos - AA farm team for Arizona Diamondbacks.
Home games are played in Cohen Stadium.
Phone: 915-755-2000

El Paso Patriots - "A" League Soccer, playing games in the Socorro Activities Complex
Phone: 915-771-6620

El Paso Buzzards - Hockey Team plays their home games at the El Paso County Coliseum on Paisano Drive
Phone: 915-534-PUCK

El Paso Scorpions - Rugby club plays in Dudley Field next to the El Paso Zoo.
Phone: 915-845-7825

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