Fabens is about 30 miles Southeast of El Paso along the Rio Grande. At last count, about 8,000 people live there. Fabens is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,043 at the 2000 census. It is part of the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fabens is the birthplace of jockey Bill Shoemaker. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6Square kilometers), all of it land.