El Paso County Information

El Paso in Colorado occupies 2,130 square miles and has a 2006 population of 576,884, a change from a 2000 population of 516,929 and 397,014 in 1990. 14.9% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 15.5% percent is 25-35, and 15.2% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 2,480 acts of violent crime reported in El Paso in 2004, a change from 1,994 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 13,744 people: 4.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 2.9%.

Read more about El Paso, Colorado in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyEl Paso 
StateColorado 
Land Area2,130 sq. milesRanked 291 of 3,140
Population 2006576,884Ranked 103 of 3,140
Population 2005564,857 
Population 2000516,929Ranked 107 of 3,140
Population 1990397,014Ranked 125 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion85.8% 
African American6.7% 
Asian American2.8% 
Native American1% 
Pacific Islander.3% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.7% 
Population 5 to 1415% 
Population 15 to 2414.9% 
Population 25 to 3415.5% 
Population 35 to 4415.2% 
Population 45 to 5413.9% 
Population 55 to 648.7% 
Population 65 to 745% 
Population 75 and up4.1% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes2,4801,994
Murders / Manslaughters17 
Forcible Rapes341 
Robberies376 
Aggravated Assaults1,746 
Total Property Crimes23,93919,445
Burglaries4,592 
Larceny Thefts16,956 
Motor Vehicle Thefts2,391 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population298,840265,275
Unemployed Population13,7447,744
Unemployment Rate4.6%2.9%

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