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El Paso, Texas
Las Cruces, New Mexico
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
El Paso is 101% more densely populated than Las Cruces.
People are 7% more likely to be married in Las Cruces.
The Median Age is 0.8 years older in El Paso.

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PEOPLE
 El Paso, TXLas Cruces, NMUnited States
 Population681,124101,643321,418,820
 Population - 2010628,92392,897308,745,538
 Population - 2000563,66274,267285,036,114
 Population - 1990515,34262,126251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now32.17%63.61%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now20.84%36.86%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,6561,32191
 Land Area256773,531,905
 Water Area10264,837
 Median Age32.531.737.4
 Female Population51.68%50.49%50.81%
 Male Population48.33%49.51%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 El Paso, TXLas Cruces, NMUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.79%7.27%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.57%6.35%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.87%6.55%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.75%3.77%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.98%6.81%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.30%8.86%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.91%14.77%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.69%10.93%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.47%10.87%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.59%5.07%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.46%5.12%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.23%7.22%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.95%4.62%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.44%1.80%1.85%
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 RACE
 El Paso, TXLas Cruces, NMUnited States
 White14.77%37.12%62.77%
 Black3.11%1.88%12.24%
 Asian1.13%1.67%4.95%
 Native American0.24%1.33%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.14%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.10%0.12%0.20%
 Two or More Races0.76%1.20%2.13%
 Hispanic79.75%56.68%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic20.25%43.32%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 El Paso, TXLas Cruces, NMUnited States
 Households218,49038,670116,211,000
 Family Households160,41123,37476,958,100
 Non Family Households58,07915,29639,253,000
 Household Size3.032.532.63
 Married Population50.86%43.57%50.58%
 Single Population49.14%56.44%49.42%
 Now Married47.24%41.43%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.63%2.14%2.17%
 Never Married31.92%38.43%32.55%
 Widowed5.85%5.78%5.95%
 Divorced11.37%12.23%10.92%
 Married, w/children35.12%28.88%31.68%
 Married, no children30.89%36.54%41.44%
 Single, w/children21.19%23.56%16.94%
 Single, no children12.80%11.03%9.95%
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