The name comes from El Paso de Norte, meaning The Passageway to the North, which was shortened to El Paso. The large majority of the citys inhabitants are Hispanic. El Paso has a desert climate.
What do you call someone from El Paso?
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Why is El Paso called El Paso?
The strategic site was recognized in 1598 by Juan de Oñate, colonizer of New Mexico, who called it El Paso del Norte (Spanish: “The Pass of the North”).
Is El Paso poor?
The reality might seem surprising, given that the city is relatively poor, with a median household income of $40,800 (national average: $53,500) and a poverty rate of 23.4 percent (national average: 15.6 percent), and with a high population of immigrants.