West Odessa, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The West Odessa Census Designated Place had a population of 29,531 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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West Odessa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,531
Daytime Population: Workers 4,192
Daytime Population: Residents 20,020
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 29,506
Population in Familes 26,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 471
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $51,275
Average Household Income $66,686
Per Capita Income $20,956


Total Housing Units 9,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,556 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,709 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 653 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $77,076
Average Home Value $106,601


Total Households 9,265
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 7,270
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.69% 2.61%
Households 3.57% 2.54%
Families 3.48% 2.49%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

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, 2017 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 # 110 94th
Population Density # 1193 32nd
Diversity Index # 392 78th
Median Household Income # 675 61st
Per Capita Income # 1135 35th

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