About This Place
El Paso is a city in Woodford and McLean Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 2,695 at the 2000 census, and 2,870 in 2009. The Woodford County portion of El Paso is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
El Paso is a small community in Central Illinois that took on more characteristics of a highway community after the construction of Interstate 39, which supplanted much of the traffic of U.S. Highway 51, the previousold major north/south road. In addition, El Paso is a potential stop for Chicago-Peoria traffic via U.S. Highway 24.
El Paso is located at 40°44′20″N 89°0′58″W / 40.73889°N 89.01611°W / 40.73889; -89.01611 (40.738800, -89.016034).