El Paso, Spanish for “The Pass,” is Texas’s sixth largest city, having a metropolitan population of 871,727 people. The current median household income for El Paso is $51,002. El Paso follows the banks of the Rio Grande River, which divides El Paso from Ciudad Juárez, just over the Mexico-U.S. border in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Being a border city, El Paso has a strong military and federal agencies presence, which also reinforces the local economy. If you enjoy urban parks, you will appreciate that El Paso has a 23 mile long and 3 mile wide park that starts in the city and crosses into New Mexico. El Paso also hosts many entertaining fairs and festivals, including Balloonfest, Texas Showdown Festival, Fiesta de las Flores, Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo, and the Amigo Airsho – to name just a few! The greater El Paso metro area is home to and hosts multiple major employers, including Western Refining, Helen of Troy Limited, El Paso Electric, Dos Lunas Spirits, Dynatec Labs, Spira Footwear, and many others!