When it comes to El Paso's demographics, the race based majority is pretty easy to figure out. When it comes to the minority though, you may be surprised.

The population of El Paso is 677,456, making us the 6th largest city in Texas and the 21st largest in the United States of America.

The 5 Texas cities ahead of us are Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth.

El Paso's population is very diverse and that, along with its proximity to the international border with Mexico, gives El Chuco a very unique flavor.

Who Is El Paso's Majority?

If you break down the El Paso demographics based on race you will, not surprisingly, find Hispanics in the majority at 81.6%.

Whites come next at 59.6%.

I'm already confused as that adds up to 141.2% and we're not even done yet. WTH?

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Following the number 1 and 2 spots, those claiming 2 or more races sit at 20.7%.

I feel like THEY should have the number 1 spot around here but, what do I know?

Next, at 12% come those who are strictly white ... no Hispanic or Latino blood at all.

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Do The Military Demo Numbers Count?

I don't think the census counts Fort Bliss as their population is transitionary. I really don't think adding or subtracting Bliss would change things very much overall though.

Black/African Americans make up 3.4% of the 915 and Asians = 1.3%.

American Indians and Alaskan Natives don't even get a full point, sitting at .6%. Another surprise to me given all the tribes associated with the Southwest. They may not rival the White/Hispanic numbers but I would have thought they'd be over .6.

Who Is El Paso's Minority?

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders take the minority prize around here, coming in at 0.2%.

That one, I get.

Who would leave a place as beautiful as Hawaii??

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