El Paso, Texas
City of El Paso
From top, left to right: El Paso skyline, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Southwest University Park, star on the Franklin Mountains, El Paso Museum of Art, Ysleta Mission
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Official seal of El Paso, Texas
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Nicknames: 
The Sun City,[1] El Chuco[2]
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
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El Paso
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°45′33.14″N 106°29′24.63″W
Country United States
State Texas
CountyEl Paso
Metropolitan areaEl Paso
First settlement1680
Settled as Franklin1849
Renamed El Paso1852
Town Laid out1859
Incorporated1873
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City CouncilMayor Dee Margo (R)
Peter Svarzbein
Alexsandra Annello
Cassandra Hernandez
Sam Morgan
Dr. Michiel Noe
Claudia Ordaz
Henry Rivera
Cissy Lizarraga
 • City managerTommy Gonzalez
Area
 • City256.3 sq mi (663.7 km2)
 • Land255.3 sq mi (661.1 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation
3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population 649,133
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
683,577 (US: 22nd)
 • Metro
844,818 (US: 68th)
 • CSA
1,060,397(US: 54th)
Demonym(s)El Pasoan
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
79900-79999,
88500-88599 (PO Boxes)
Area codes915
FIPS code48-24000
GNIS feature ID1380946[5]
Primary AirportEl Paso International Airport
ELP (Major/International)
Secondary AirportBiggs Army Airfield-
KBIF(Military)
InterstatesI-10 (TX).svg I-110 (TX).svg
U.S. RoutesUS 54.svg US 62.svg US 85.svg US 180.svg
Websitewww.elpasotexas.gov