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The City of Odessa had a population of 116,691 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 116,691
Daytime Population: Workers 43,220
Daytime Population: Residents 72,929
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 116,149
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 114,796
Population in Familes 95,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,895
Population Density2 2,583
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $49,682
Average Household Income $68,238
Per Capita Income $25,644


Total Housing Units 45,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,192 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,504 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,711 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $115,913
Average Home Value $151,915


Total Households 42,696
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 29,064
Average Family Size 3
  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 2.17% 1.56%
Households 2.15% 1.56%
Families 2.0% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 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 # 29 98th
Population Density # 210 88th
Diversity Index # 182 90th
Median Household Income # 762 56th
Per Capita Income # 710 59th

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