Odessa, Texas Population 2019
Odessa is a city located in the state of Texas. It is located in Ector County, where it is also the county seat. A portion of the city is also located in Midland County. In recent years, Odessa has been named as one of the fastest-growing small cities in the nation. The last official population recorded during the 2010 census was 118,918. This number has since increased to 159,436. Its population makes it just the 29th most populated city in the state. Odessa has a total area of 44 square miles, and it has a population density of 2,277 people per square mile.
Over half of the city’s population is of Hispanic or Latino origin. Over three-quarters of the population is white, while 5.7% is black, 1.1% is Asian, 1% Native American, 14.2% is of another race, and 2.5% is multiracial. There are more women than men residing in Odessa, with 93.2 men for every 100 women. Residents under the age of 18 make up the largest age group in the city, accounting for 29.8% of the total population. Roughly 18.6% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Odessa’s population grew rapidly during the early 20th century. Though the city has seen its population drop a few times later in the 20th century, it has since bounced back. The most recent estimates show that the population is up nearly 18% since the last census, indicating that this thriving city has lots of growing left in its future.
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