The city of El Paso, also called "El Chuco" encompasses the following counties: El Paso. El Paso's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently John Cook.
El Paso encompasses land area: 249.08 sq mi (645.11 km2), water area: 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2). The elevation is 3,740 ft (1,140 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 649,121 (19th). This equates to a population density of 2,446.7/sq mi (944.7/km2). The local time zone is MST (UTC-7).
Zip codes in El Paso include 79900-79999, 88500-88599 (PO Boxes). Local area codes are 915. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-24000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.elpasotexas.gov.