Odessa, Michigan Population 2024

3,943

Odessa is a city located in Barry County, Clinton County, Eaton County, Ionia County, and Kent County Michigan. Odessa has a 2024 population of 3,943. Odessa is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has increased by 0.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,918 in 2020.

The average household income in Odessa is $94,242 with a poverty rate of 8.9%. The median age in Odessa is 37.5 years: 33.2 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Odessa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Odessa was:

  • White: 88.02%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Black or African American: 3.6%
  • Other race: 2.58%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
35.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
110.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.64% (25)
The current population of Odessa, Michigan is 3,943 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,918.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,45288.02%
Two or more races2015.12%
Black or African American1413.6%
Other race1012.58%
Asian270.69%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Odessa Population by Race

Odessa Population Pyramid 2024

Odessa Median Age

37.5

Total

33.2

Male

41.2

Female

Odessa Adults

There are 3,009 adults, (725 of whom are seniors) in Odessa.

Odessa Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Odessa Sex Ratio

Female1,87347.76%
Male2,04952.24%

Odessa Population by Age

Odessa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3932.8179.520.5
Married8683.2684.615.4
Non Family3821.471.228.8
Female824.166139
Male613.5683.616.4

3.2

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Odessa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1786.74%
Associates Degree37214.08%
Bachelors Degree2399.05%
Graduate Degree1736.55%
High School Graduate96636.56%
Less Than 9th Grade240.91%
Some College69026.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Odessa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,3492,182407
Hispanic1551260
2+ Races1161105
Other Race1011010
Black30300

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.33%.

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,125$80,750$64,167
Graduate Degree$55,096$58,750$36,184
High School Graduate$48,750$59,015$36,929
Less Than 9th Grade$42,188$58,452$0
Overall$50,880$57,143$40,679
Some College$49,297$51,833$39,712

$50,880

Average Earnings

$57,143

Average Male

$40,679

Average Female

Odessa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Odessa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Odessa Language

96.1% of Odessa residents speak only English, while 3.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3% of the population.

Odessa Language

Odessa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,3412698.05%
Multiple1944020.62%
Hispanic2092210.53%
Other1011918.81%
Asian271348.15%

8.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.01%

Male Poverty Rate

11.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Odessa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Odessa is Asian, with 48.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Odessa is White, with 8.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.3%.

Odessa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.28%
High School8.9%
Some College4.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.87%
Female Employed3.27%
Male Employed0.59%
Male Unemployed0%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Odessa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$91,042$102,659
Households$81,454$94,242
Married Families$97,109$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,115$69,794

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Odessa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Odessa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Odessa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Odessa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Odessa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

298

Number of Veterans

287

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War104
Vietnam78
First Gulf War73
Korea9
World War II0

Odessa Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7473
55 to 6471
35 to 5469
18 to 3455
75+30

Odessa Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White29811.08%

Odessa Veterans by Race

Odessa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Odessa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Odessa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Odessa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Odessa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.04%

Born in Odessa

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of Odessa residents were born in the United States, with 84.04% having been born in Michigan. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Odessa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,94300%
20283,94300%
20273,94300%
20263,94300%
20253,94300%
20243,94300%
20233,94300%
20223,94300%
20213,943250.64%
20203,918922.4%
20193,82660.16%
20183,820130.34%
20173,80730.08%
20163,804120.32%
20153,792-8-0.21%
20143,800110.29%
20133,789110.29%
20123,778-4-0.11%
20113,78230.08%
20103,77900%

Odessa Population by Year