Odessa, Texas Population 2022

117,326
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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 117,326, it is the 35th largest city in Texas and the 264th largest city in the United States. Odessa is currently growing at a rate of 1.25% annually but its population has decreased by -4.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 122,630 in 2020. Spanning over 45 miles, Odessa has a population density of 2,594 people per square mile.

The average household income in Odessa is $84,817 with a poverty rate of 13.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 Odessawas:

  • White: 72.03%
  • Other race: 11.86%
  • Two or more races: 7.72%
  • Black or African American: 5.90%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Odessa, Texas is 117,326 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 122,630.

Odessa, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Odessa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Odessa Population by Race

Odessa Population Pyramid 2022

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Odessa Median Age

30.4


Total

30


Male

31.1


Female

Odessa Adults

There are 86,082 adults, (12,201 of whom are seniors) in Odessa.

Odessa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Odessa Sex Ratio

Female

61,630

50.26%

Male

61,000

49.74%

Odessa Population by Age

Odessa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Odessa Household Types

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Odessa Households and Families

3.59

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

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Odessa Households by Type

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Odessa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.28%.

Odessa Educational Attainment by Race

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$42,583

Average Earnings

$52,714

Average Male

$33,492

Average Female

Odessa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Odessa Language by Age

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Odessa Language

60.84% of Odessa residents speak only English, while 39.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.01% of the population.

Odessa Language

Odessa Poverty by Race

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13.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.41%

Male Poverty Rate

14.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Odessa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Odessa is Islander, with 36.59% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.58%.

Odessa Poverty

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Odessa Poverty Rate by Education

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Odessa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Odessa Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Odessa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

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 35-44.

Odessa Marital Status by Race

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Odessa Marital Status

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4,601

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Odessa Veterans by War

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Odessa Veterans by Age

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Odessa Veterans by Race

Odessa Veterans by Education

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7.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Odessa Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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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69.73%

Born in Odessa

87.99%

Native Born

12.01%

Foreign Born

7.56%

Non Citizen

4.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.99% of Odessa residents were born in the United States, with 69.73% having been born in Texas. 7.56% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Odessa Population by Year