Odessa, Texas Population 2021

129,928
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Odessa is a city located in Ector County Texas. It is also the county seat of Ector County. With a 2020 population of 129,928, it is the 28th largest city in Texas and the 214th largest city in the United States . Odessa is currently growing at a rate of 2.60% annually and its population has increased by 30.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 99,940 in 2010. Odessa reached it's highest population of 129,928 in 2021. Spanning over 45 miles, Odessa has a population density of 2,873 people per square mile.

The average household income in Odessa is $84,817 with a poverty rate of 11.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,091 per month, and the median house value is $151,500. The median age in Odessa is 30.7 years, 30.3 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

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.

Population Growth in Odessa, TX

Odessa’s population proliferated 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.

Odessa Demographics

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

  • White: 79.14%
  • Other race: 9.32%
  • Black or African American: 6.01%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Odessa, Texas is 129,928 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 120,037.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 99,940.

Odessa, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021174,7494,2632.44%
2020170,4864,2632.50%
2019166,2234,2632.56%
2018161,9605,0093.09%
2017156,951-907-0.58%
2016157,858-2,045-1.30%
2015159,9035,3153.32%
2014154,5884,9323.19%
2013149,6565,1613.45%
2012144,4954,8533.36%
2011139,6422,5671.84%
2010137,0750.00%

Odessa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White94,73279.14%
Some Other Race11,1559.32%
Black or African American7,1906.01%
Two or More Races4,0863.41%
Asian1,7651.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native7270.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.04%
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Odessa Population by Race

Odessa Population Pyramid $2021

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Odessa Median Age

30.7


Total

30.3


Male

31.5


Female

Odessa Adults

There are 85,059 adults, (12,125 of whom are seniors) in Odessa.

Odessa Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Odessa Sex Ratio

Female

60,171

50.27%

Male

59,531

49.73%

Odessa Population by Age

Odessa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Odessa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
Male60.8%39.2%
All59.7%40.3%
Female50.9%49.1%
Non Family42%58%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Odessa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,8272.8959.7
Married17,9953.7376.3
Non Family13,6731.2342
Female6,8203.8750.9
Male2,3393.4160.8

3.63

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

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Odessa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7687.98%
9th to 12th Grade8,80012.18%
High School Graduate21,34129.54%
Some College17,51924.25%
Associates Degree5,4637.56%
Bachelors Degree9,30412.88%
Graduate Degree4,0555.61%
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Odessa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic37,11225,2424,083
White29,20127,0447,628
Other Race6,3554,258639
Black4,4414,036723
2+ Races1,230914205
Asian1,1291,045713
Native American40720237

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.15%.

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,693$51,710$31,675
Less Than 9th Grade$30,516$40,201$17,545
High School Graduate$37,857$50,995$26,108
Some College$42,683$53,399$34,397
Bachelors Degree$56,599$70,120$51,167
Graduate Degree$59,501$60,366$58,909

$41,693

Average Earnings

$51,710

Average Male

$31,675

Average Female

Odessa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Odessa Language by Age

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Odessa Language

58.44% of Odessa residents speak only English, while 41.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.32% of the population.

Odessa Language

Odessa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic68,3679,21013.47%
White39,6742,5806.50%
Other11,1221,74815.72%
Black6,9341,23117.75%
Multiple4,06245811.28%
Native72721129.02%
Asian1,755432.45%
Islander422661.90%

11.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Odessa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Odessa is Islander, with 61.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Odessa is Asian, with 2.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.40%.

Odessa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.53%
High School10.91%
Some College5.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.86%
Male Unemployed15.32%
Female Employed6.97%
Male Employed4.57%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Odessa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,847$84,817
Families$76,100$95,759
Married Families$95,497$115,962
Non Families$40,269$56,910
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Income by Household Type

Odessa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Odessa Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Odessa Marital Status by Race

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Odessa Marital Status

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4,551

Number of Veterans

4,115

Male Veterans

436

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,308
Second Gulf War1,304
First Gulf War997
Korea284
World War II214

Odessa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,240
65 to 74996
75+818
18 to 34778
55 to 64719

Odessa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8805.65%
Hispanic1,5253.35%
Black3005.77%
Other Race2383.14%
2+ Races915.36%
Native American285.20%
Asian141.08%

Odessa Veterans by Race

Odessa Veterans by Education

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5.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Odessa Veterans by Education

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69.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Odessa Employment by Age

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Odessa Employment by Race

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Odessa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.18%

Born in Odessa

87.45%

Native Born

12.55%

Foreign Born

8.01%

Non Citizen

4.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.45% of Odessa residents were born in the United States, with 68.18% having been born in Texas. 8.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Odessa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021129,9283,2972.60%
2020126,6313,2972.67%
2019123,3343,2972.75%
2018120,0373,6193.11%
2017116,418-741-0.63%
2016117,159-1,262-1.07%
2015118,4213,9913.49%
2014114,4304,2723.88%
2013110,1584,2504.01%
2012105,9083,8993.82%
2011102,0092,1922.20%
201099,8178,8740.94%
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 by Year