Odessa, Texas Population 2022

133,225
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Odessa is a city located in Ector County Texas. Odessa has a 2020 population of 133,225. It is also the county seat of Ector County. Odessa is currently growing at a rate of 2.54% annually and its population has increased by 33.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 99,817 in 2010.

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 $1,104 per month, and the median house value is $159,700. 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 133,225 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 133,225.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 99,817.

Odessa, Texas Population 2022

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

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

Odessa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White88,33072.03%
Black or African American7,2415.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native9940.81%
Asian1,9711.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander880.07%
Some Other Race14,54411.86%
Two or More Races9,4627.72%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
Male62.5%37.5%
All60.9%39.1%
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Female45.6%54.4%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Odessa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,9422.8960.9
Married18,3293.7477.1
Male2,5123.3362.5
Female7,3773.745.6
Non Family13,7241.2247.3

3.59

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 Grade5,9878.16%
9th to 12th Grade8,45111.52%
High School Graduate21,86229.79%
Some College17,73824.17%
Associates Degree5,7297.81%
Bachelors Degree9,67313.18%
Graduate Degree3,9465.38%
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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
Asian1,3741,187842
White28,68926,6607,327
Black4,6344,234742
Hispanic38,22926,4664,567
2+ Races4,8213,849560
Other Race7,7724,550782
Native American47029041

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,583$52,714$33,492
Less Than 9th Grade$30,322$39,194$17,870
High School Graduate$40,322$51,174$28,677
Some College$43,929$55,503$35,868
Bachelors Degree$57,137$67,250$52,406
Graduate Degree$59,274$59,867$58,415

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander823036.59%
Native99423023.14%
Multiple9,3972,03021.60%
Black6,9581,11416.01%
Hispanic71,87311,20415.59%
White38,9343,3258.54%
Asian1,955140.72%
Other2,575NaN%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.21%
High School11.39%
Some College7.70%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.98%
Male Unemployed16.45%
Female Employed6.82%
Female Unemployed36.45%

Odessa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Odessa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,829$82,699
Families$75,424$92,532
Married Families$98,587$112,843
Non Families$40,106$55,755
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,485
First Gulf War1,057
Vietnam1,291
Korea203
World War II161

Odessa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34879
35 to 541,358
55 to 64669
65 to 741,056
75+639

Odessa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6895.83%
Black3376.42%
Native American203.08%
Asian221.46%
Other Race2522.71%
2+ Races2814.68%
Hispanic1,4773.16%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19409,5730.00%
195029,49519,92211.91%
196080,33850,84310.54%
197078,380-1,958-0.25%
198090,02711,6471.40%
199089,699-328-0.04%
200090,9431,2440.14%
201099,8178,8740.94%
2011102,0092,1922.20%
2012105,9083,8993.82%
2013110,1584,2504.01%
2014114,4304,2723.88%
2015118,4213,9913.49%
2016117,159-1,262-1.07%
2017116,418-741-0.63%
2018120,0373,6193.11%
2019123,3343,2972.75%
2020126,6313,2972.67%
2021129,9283,2972.60%
2022133,2253,2972.54%

Odessa Population by Year