Ector County, Texas Population 2021

Ector County, Texas's estimated population is 174,749 with a growth rate of 2.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ector County, Texas is the 30th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 137,075 and has seen a growth of 27.48% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021174,7494,2632.50%
2020170,4864,2632.56%
2019166,2234,2632.63%
2018161,9605,0093.19%
2017156,951-907-0.57%
2016157,858-2,045-1.28%
2015159,9035,3153.44%
2014154,5884,9323.30%
2013149,6565,1613.57%
2012144,4954,8533.48%
2011139,6422,5671.87%
2010137,07518,14115.25%
1990118,9343,5603.09%
1980115,37423,56925.67%
197091,8058100.89%
196090,99548,893116.13%
195042,10227,051179.73%
194015,05111,093280.27%
19303,9583,198420.79%
1920760-418-35.48%
19101,178797209.19%
190038115770.09%
18902240.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.50%
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State
Founded
1891
County Seat
2010 Population
137,075
Growth Since 2010
27.48%
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Ector County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White129,19880.46%
Some Other Race15,9949.96%
Black or African American7,7024.80%
Two or More Races4,8022.99%
Asian1,9091.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native9270.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.03%
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Ector County, Texas Population by Race

Ector County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Ector County, Texas Median Age

30.4


Total

29.9


Male

31.2


Female

Ector County, Texas Adults

There are 112,124 adults, (15,237 of whom are seniors) in Ector County, Texas.

Ector County, Texas Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Ector County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

79,063

49.24%

Male

81,516

50.76%

Ector County, Texas Population by Age

Ector County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ector County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.7%20.3%
Male66.5%33.5%
All64.9%35.1%
Female53.1%46.9%
Non Family48%52%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ector County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All52,5303.0364.9
Married24,8443.8179.7
Non Family16,2131.2448
Female8,3523.9653.1
Male3,1213.5166.5

3.71

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

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Ector County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,0349.47%
9th to 12th Grade13,91314.58%
High School Graduate28,93330.32%
Some College22,17723.24%
Associates Degree6,6767.00%
Bachelors Degree10,36210.86%
Graduate Degree4,3254.53%
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Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic52,29433,6444,865
White36,58632,8808,122
Other Race9,0405,559822
Black4,7874,382747
2+ Races1,5251,146330
Asian1,1741,090747
Native American54530251

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.63%.

Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,671$52,123$30,379
Less Than 9th Grade$30,772$41,422$16,342
High School Graduate$40,121$53,037$26,398
Some College$43,125$54,094$32,282
Bachelors Degree$54,327$66,063$50,272
Graduate Degree$61,598$64,868$59,656

$41,671

Average Earnings

$52,123

Average Male

$30,379

Average Female

Ector County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ector County, Texas Language by Age

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Ector County, Texas Language

54.33% of Ector County, Texas residents speak only English, while 45.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.89% of the population.

Ector County, Texas Language

Ector County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic96,83613,38513.82%
White50,9834,0397.92%
Other15,9362,85017.88%
Black7,4461,29517.39%
Multiple4,77849110.28%
Native92724226.11%
Asian1,8991729.06%
Islander422661.90%

11.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.36%

Male Poverty Rate

13.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ector County, Texas

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ector County, Texas is White, with 7.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.11%.

Ector County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.84%
High School10.56%
Some College6.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Ector County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.20%
Male Unemployed16.53%
Female Employed7.45%
Male Employed4.94%

Ector County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ector County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,973$83,484
Families$73,461$92,563
Married Families$89,757$109,310
Non Families$38,813$56,050
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Income by Household Type

Ector County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ector County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Ector County, Texas 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.

Ector County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Ector County, Texas Marital Status

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5,650

Number of Veterans

5,206

Male Veterans

444

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,833
Second Gulf War1,422
First Gulf War1,348
Korea341
World War II228

Ector County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,709
65 to 741,331
55 to 64962
75+933
18 to 34715

Ector County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8605.30%
Hispanic1,8452.90%
Black3706.55%
Other Race2842.68%
2+ Races914.49%
Native American314.31%
Asian141.01%

Ector County, Texas Veterans by Race

Ector County, Texas Veterans by Education

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3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ector County, Texas Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ector County, Texas Employment by Age

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Ector County, Texas Employment by Race

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Ector County, Texas 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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67.83%

Born in Ector County, Texas

86.12%

Native Born

13.88%

Foreign Born

9.19%

Non Citizen

4.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.12% of Ector County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 67.83% having been born in Texas. 9.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ector County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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