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The West Odessa Census Designated Place had a population of 28,497 as of July 1, 2016. West Odessa ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Odessa is located at latitude 31.8382 and longitude -102.5001 in Ector County. The formal boundaries for the West Odessa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 62.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Ector County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,963 feet.

The West Odessa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409558) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The West Odessa Census Designated Place is located within West Odessa-Goldsmith Division of Ector County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Odessa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Odessa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,497
Population in Households 28,474
Population in Familes 25,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 454
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 8,902
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 6,981
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,241 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,661 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 637 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $70,061
Average Home Value $100,642


Median Household Income $49,509
Average Household Income $62,682
Per Capita Income $19,613
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.7% 2.5%
Households 3.48% 2.37%
Families 3.37% 2.3%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

West Odessa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Odessa to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 111 94th
Population Density1 # 1220 30th
Diversity Index2 # 375 79th
Median Household Income # 672 62nd
Per Capita Income # 1167 33rd

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