Ector County, Texas Population 2024

161,079

Ector County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 161,079 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ector County, Texas is the 32nd largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 137,060 and has seen a growth of 17.52% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029161,6041050.07%
2028161,4991050.07%
2027161,3941050.07%
2026161,2891050.07%
2025161,1841050.07%
2024161,0791050.07%
2023160,9741050.07%
2022160,8691050.07%
2021160,764-4,721-2.85%
2020165,485-719-0.43%
2019166,2044,3452.68%
2018161,8595,0363.21%
2017156,823-925-0.59%
2016157,748-2,111-1.32%
2015159,8595,3063.43%
2014154,5534,9243.29%
2013149,6295,1573.57%
2012144,4724,8413.47%
2011139,6312,5711.88%
2010137,060
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%
1890224-161,380-99.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.07% (105)
County Website
Ector County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
137,060
Area
898 mi²
Density
179 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
17.52% (24,019)
Founded
1891

Ector County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White97,75260.23%
Other race29,47418.16%
Two or more races23,74014.63%
Black or African American8,0584.96%
Asian1,9511.2%
Native American1,2360.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander890.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ector County, Texas Population by Race

Ector County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Ector County, Texas Median Age

31

Total

30.7

Male

31.2

Female

Ector County, Texas Adults

There are 113,118 adults, (15,397 of whom are seniors) in Ector County, Texas.

Ector County, Texas Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ector County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female78,79148.55%
Male83,50951.45%

Ector County, Texas Population by Age

Ector County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All60,6762.6464.935.1
Married27,8773.4681.318.7
Non Family19,1791.25149
Female10,0063.084753
Male3,6142.7862.537.5
showing: 5 rows

3.22

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ector County, Texas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.31%.

Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,555

Average Earnings

$59,399

Average Male

$36,750

Average Female

Ector County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ector County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ector County, Texas Language

52.01% of Ector County, Texas residents speak only English, while 47.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.04% of the population.

Ector County, Texas Language

Ector County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic102,44720,49120%
Other29,3106,99623.87%
Multiple23,5425,24322.27%
White46,2673,6827.96%
Black7,72997112.56%
Asian1,75020811.89%
Native1,21613110.77%
showing: 7 rows

15.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.83%

Male Poverty Rate

18.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ector County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ector County, Texas is Other, with 23.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ector County, Texas is White, with 7.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.07%.

Ector County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.38%
High School10.97%
Some College8.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
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Ector County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.38%
Male Unemployed12.48%
Female Employed6.09%
Male Employed5.45%
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Ector County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ector County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ector County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ector County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ector County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,165

Number of Veterans

4,695

Male Veterans

470

Female Veterans

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Ector County, Texas Veterans by War

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Ector County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Ector County, Texas Veterans by Race

Ector County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ector County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ector County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ector County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ector County, Texas 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

65.66%

Born in Ector County, Texas

84.04%

Native Born

15.96%

Foreign Born

9.97%

Non Citizen

5.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.04% of Ector County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 65.66% having been born in Texas. 9.97% 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

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