The county is in the Colorado Springs metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 554,574. This was
an increase of 7.28% from the 2000 census.
The county was named for the Ute Pass west of Colorado Springs
El Paso County is one of 64 counties in Colorado.
Communities in El Paso County include Black Forest, Calhan, Cascade, Colorado Springs, Eastonville, Ellicott, Falcon, Fort
Carson, Fountain, and Green Mountain Falls.