What is the terrain like?

It seems El Paso canít decide whether it wants to be hilly, mountainous or desert-like, so it manages to combine all three.

Whatís the weather like in El Paso?

El Pasoís mild temperatures and sunbathed skies draw many people to the city. The average summer temperature is 95 degrees, although it drops 10 degrees at night. The average temperature in the winter is about 60 degrees. Humidity isnít a problem in El Paso with just over 8 inches of rain a year. There is usually a breeze.

How man people live in El Paso metropolitan area?

El Paso population is about 650,000 making it the fourth largest city in Texas. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

How big is El Paso?

El Paso is very large, spread out city with a mountain range separating the east and west sides. There is a total of 248 sq/mi in the area, making El Paso the fourth largest city in the state and the 22nd largest in the country in terms of physical size.

How many people live in Juarez?

El Paso sister city, Juarez, has roughly 1.2 million inhabitants. The two cities combined make the largest international border population in the world.

El Paso is in what county?

El Paso is the county seat of El Paso County, an area that encompasses 1,054 sq/mi.

What is the altitude of El Paso?

The altitude is 3762 feet.

Whatís the area code for the El Paso area?

El Pasoís area code is 915. For neighboring New Mexico cities and towns, it is 505.

How do I place a call to Mexico?

To call Mexico, you must first dial 011 for the operator, then 52 for the country code and finally the city code 16. Then you press the six-digit number you are calling.

How do I place a call to El Paso from Juarez?

Dial 95, the area code, 915, and then the seven-digit number.

What are the major business and industries in the area?

The military, other government agencies such as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the school districts are among the largest employers in El Paso. Other major businesses are the cities community colleges, defense businesses, retail sales, wholesale, manufacturing, trade, service industry, healthcare and agriculture. In neighboring Juarez, the maquiladora manufacturing industry continues to boom.

In what time zone is El Paso?

Mountain Standard Time Zone

What are housing costs in El Paso?

Three-bedroom home about $90,224. Two-bedroom apartment averages $506 a month.

What are the taxes?

El Paso has no state city or county income taxes. Sales tax is 8.25%. Property tax is based on rate multiplied by the value of the property.

What are the residency requirements to get instate tuition?

Living in Texas 12 months allows you to get instate tuition. Call the University of Texas at El Paso for more info at 747-5000.