El Paso is a city in El Paso County, Texas, and the county seat. It is located in the extreme western region of the country. The city's population was estimated to be 681,728, making it the 22nd-largest city in the United States, the sixth-largest city in Texas, and the second-largest city in the Southwest behind Phoenix, Arizona, according to the United States Census Bureau. El Paso has the fifth-largest Hispanic population in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses all of Texas' El Paso and Hudspeth counties, has an estimated population of 843,725 people in 2019.