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    Fort Bliss, TX Local Information

    Fort Bliss is located in El Paso, Texas, and covers land in both Texas and parts of New Mexico. El Paso is located in El Paso County and has a population of over 650,000 people.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the El Paso area ranges from $355 to $645 per month, with a median of about $500 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in El Paso is about $57,900, compared to $128,100 for Texas.

    Short Description of the Area: El Paso is the 22nd largest city in the U.S. and the 6th most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the seat of El Paso County in West Texas and is the only city in Texas on Mountain Time. The city is situated along the Rio Grande and across the U.S.-Mexico border from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The El Paso-Las Cruces metropolitan area makes up a population of over 1 million people. El Paso is located in the eastern part of the Chihuahuan Desert.

    Climate and Weather:
    El Paso has an average annual rainfall is just under 10 inches, mostly falling from July through September. During this time, the North American Monsoon can bring moisture from California and Mexico and cause thunderstorms when it mixes with the high temperatures. Though the rainfall isn't much, El Paso can see some flooding of the Rio Grande during monsoon season. The dry season from March to May can see sand and dust storms. The hottest months are typically June, July & August and usually average around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. December, January and February and the average high is between 57 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.