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The City of Odessa had a population of 115,269 as of July 1, 2016. Odessa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Odessa is located at latitude 31.8838 and longitude -102.3411 in Ector County. The formal boundaries for the City of Odessa (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Ector County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,900 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Odessa are located in Ector County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Midland County.

The City of Odessa (GNIS ID: 2411303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with 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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Odessa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 115,269
Population in Households 113,490
Population in Familes 94,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,779
Population Density1 2,552
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 41,986
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 28,564
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 45,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,722 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,264 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,154 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $108,713
Average Home Value $145,908


Median Household Income $46,961
Average Household Income $65,189
Per Capita Income $24,459
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.32% 1.46%
Households 2.22% 1.41%
Families 2.04% 1.29%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Odessa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 29 98th
Population Density1 # 206 88th
Diversity Index2 # 179 90th
Median Household Income # 755 57th
Per Capita Income # 712 59th

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