Home to one of the largest bilingual communities along the U.S.- Mexico Border, Eagle Pass offers plenty of opportunities for business and growth. Its strategic location makes Eagle Pass the fastest route between San Antonio and major trade locations in Mexico such as Monterrey and Nava (with the largest brewery of its kind in the world). While the population within city limits is 29,487, the metropolitan area is approximately 250,000 comprised of two states and two countries. The city benefits by having a young workforce with a median age of 30 and plenty of land for growth.

Eagle Pass has two institutions of higher learning, Sul Ross University and Southwest Texas Junior College. Together they help develop the workforce that provides Eagle Pass with a capable and ready pipeline of young professionals.

Population growth

Eagle Pass26,76127,41627,80828,25428,64729,20229,25629,34229,487


Median Age30.7

Number of companies3,817

Total Housing9,504
Median Household Income$41,537.00

business climate

Eagle Pass sits on the transportation corridor that connects major trade ports in Mexico like Monterrey and Nava into U.S. cities like San Antonio and Houston making it ideal for logistics and international trade organizations. Additionally, one of the strongest sectors is the retail industry driven mainly by Mexican consumers who cross daily to shop and buy American products. 

Property Tax Rates (2020)

Municipal - City of Eagle Pass0.540743
County - Maverick County0.568700
Eagle Pass Independent School District1.161600
Total Property Tax Rate2.420003

Sales and Use Tax

State Sales Tax6.25%
Municipal - City of Eagle Pass1.00%
County - Maverick County0.5%
Maverick County Landfill0.5%
Total Eagle Pass  Sales and Use Tax8.25%


Hotel Occupancy Tax

State Hotel Occupancy Tax6.00%
Municipal - City of Eagle Pass7.00%
Total Hotel Occupancy Tax13.00%