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.

City Size and Population Density

Odessa has a total area of 44 square miles, and it has a population density of 2,277 people per square mile.

Odessa Population Demographics

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.

Population Growth in Odessa, TX

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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017116,861-311-0.27%
2016117,172-1,391-1.17%
2015118,5634,0173.51%
2014114,5464,3053.91%
2013110,2414,3084.07%
2012105,9333,9213.84%
2011102,0122,1872.19%
201099,8258,8820.94%
200090,9431,2440.14%
199089,699-328-0.04%
198090,02711,6471.40%
197078,380-1,958-0.25%
196080,33850,84310.54%
195029,49519,92211.91%
19409,5730.00%

Odessa Population in 2018Source: By Billy Hathorn [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White93,155
Some Other Race9,953
Black or African American6,067
Two or More Races4,216
Asian1,898
American Indian and Alaska Native615
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Odessa Population Pyramid 2019

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Odessa Median Age

30.6


Total

29.9


Male

31.6


Female

Odessa Adults

There are 82,307 adults, (11,384 of whom are seniors) in Odessa.

Odessa Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Odessa Sex Ratio

Female

57,820

49.87%

Male

58,110

50.13%

Odessa Households and Families

Odessa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Odessa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All61.2%38.8%
Female56.1%43.9%
Male54.4%45.6%
Non Family42.9%57.1%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Odessa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,5402.8961.2
Married17,7423.6777
Non Family12,5691.2742.9
Female6,7603.656.1
Male2,4693.5754.4

3.54

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Odessa Households

Odessa Education

Odessa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,9148.55%
9th to 12th Grade9,30413.45%
High School Graduate19,20927.77%
Some College17,72725.63%
Associates Degree4,3206.25%
Bachelors Degree9,07613.12%
Graduate Degree3,6135.22%

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic34,00221,9763,143
White29,55426,9847,745
Other Race5,9333,698453
Black3,7783,274758
Multiple Races1,2891,088216
Asian1,045968783
Native American41926636

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.93%.

Odessa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,428$50,773$29,980
Less Than High School$31,042$41,533$17,567
High School Grad$36,053$46,809$23,092
Some College$40,902$53,608$31,072
Bachelors Degree$51,474$59,696$46,434
Graduate Degree$56,732$70,972$54,474

$40,428

Average Earnings

$50,773

Average Male

$29,980

Average Female

Odessa Language

Odessa Language by Age

Odessa Language

58.15% of Odessa residents speak only English, while 41.85% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.51% of the population.

Odessa Poverty

Odessa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic64,1039,47614.78%
White40,6232,6776.59%
Other9,8211,52115.49%
Black5,8151,31022.53%
Multiple4,17853312.76%
Native61516426.67%
Asian1,883482.55%
Islander2626100.00%

11.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.26%

Male Poverty Rate

13.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Odessa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Odessa is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Odessa is Asian, with 2.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.32%.

Odessa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.28%
High School10.08%
Some College6.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.70%
Male Unemployed14.61%
Female Employed7.74%
Male Employed5.97%

Odessa Income

Odessa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,541$82,814
Families$72,271$91,435
Married Families$89,791$110,566
Non Families$39,230$58,758

Odessa Marital Status

Odessa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Odessa Married by Age and Sex

Odessa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Odessa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Odessa Veterans

Odessa Veterans by War

5,146

Number of Veterans

4,832

Male Veterans

314

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,720
Second Gulf War1,122
First Gulf War1,066
World War II371
Korea352

Odessa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,258
65 to 741,107
55 to 641,063
75+998
18 to 34720

Odessa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5156.73%
Hispanic1,7114.04%
Black2976.69%
Other1722.44%
2 or More1055.89%
Indian418.12%
Asian161.20%

Odessa Veterans by Education

4.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Odessa Employment Status

Odessa Employment by Age

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Odessa Employment by Race

Odessa Employment by Education

Odessa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.74%

Born in Texas

86.94%

Native Born

13.06%

Foreign Born

8.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.94% of Odessa residents were born in the United States, with 68.74% having been born in Texas. 8.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.