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West Odessa, Texas - Basic Facts

The West Odessa Census Designated Place had a population of 28,764 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.8423 and longitude -102.4988 in Ector County. The formal boundaries for the West Odessa Census Designated Place 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.

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West Odessa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,764
Population in Households 28,738
Population in Familes 25,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 459
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $52,961
Average Household Income $70,894
Per Capita Income $22,241


Total Housing Units 9,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,641 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,368 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $84,722
Average Home Value $118,312


Total Households 9,009
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 7,074
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.91% 2.06%
Households 2.78% 1.99%
Families 2.71% 1.94%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2018 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 # 112 94th
Population Density # 1220 30th
Diversity Index # 409 77th
Median Household Income # 628 64th
Per Capita Income # 1029 41st

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