Halloween in El Paso for many is the first feeling of Fall in the Sun City. Families are out and about just before we fall back in time, taking in the last days of evening daylight, and the weather is just beginning to become crisp. It is truly an adventure as parents are mostly playing catch-up with their costume-clad children running through neighborhoods. As new home communities in El Paso continue to expand, it doesn’t take much for children to come home rich with sweets in this West Texas City.
In a recent study conducted by smartasset, El Paso, Texas was ranked as a top 10 place to trick-or-treat. The study took 7 factors into consideration while conducting the study such as single-family housing density, percentage of residents younger than age 15, median home value, violent crime rate, property crime rate, precipitation rate, and average temperature.
El Paso, Texas places in the top 40 for low home value across all 256 cities in our study, at $130,900 on average. It ranks 44th overall for youth population, with 21.9% of the city’s population younger than 15. El Paso also ranks 28th overall for low property crime rate, with around 1,819 incidents per 100,000 residents. It’s a bit on the warmer side, with a historical average temperature of 69.5 degrees on Halloween.
Data and Methodology
To find the best cities for trick-or-treating, SmartAsset compared more than 256 cities across the following metrics:
- Single-family housing density. This is the number of single-family houses per square mile. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-year Estimate and the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Summary File.
- Percentage of residents aged 14 or younger. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey.
- Median home value. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey.
- Violent crime rate. This is the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Data comes from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting database as well as local police departments’ websites.
- Property crime rate. This is the number of property crimes per 100,000 residents. Data comes from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting database as well as local police departments’ websites.
- Precipitation probability. This is the chance it rains 0.5 inches or snows 0.1 inches on Halloween. Data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Average temperature. This is the average maximum temperature on October 31, from 1981 to 2010. We compared the average maximum temperature to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, which we think is the perfect temperature for trick-or-treating. Data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- If you are thinking of making the move to El Paso, rest assured that your family will be greeted with a safe community, affordable new homes, and warm weather lasting well into the Fall months.
- Our Hakes Brothers Sales Professionals can help you move into the perfect home for your family. Choose from one of our quick move-in homes or new construction, building a home is made easy with Hakes Brothers.