Ector County TX Information


Ector County Subdivisions

Ector County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 160,639
Population in Households 158,359
Population in Familes 134,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,280
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 56,434
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 39,849
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,381 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,053 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,198 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $94,226
Average Home Value $131,337


Median Household Income $47,119
Average Household Income $64,083
Per Capita Income $23,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.56% 1.71%
Households 2.39% 1.61%
Families 2.29% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ector County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ector County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 89th
Population Density1 # 32 88th
Diversity Index2 # 36 87th
Median Household Income # 106 59th
Per Capita Income # 139 46th

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