Ector County, Texas Population 2020

Ector County, Texas's estimated population is 157,173 with a growth rate of -0.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ector County, Texas is the 29th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018162,1244,9513.15%
2017157,173-632-0.40%
2016157,805-2,128-1.33%
2015159,9335,2593.40%
2014154,6744,9603.31%
2013149,7145,1903.59%
2012144,5244,8793.49%
2011139,6452,5621.87%
2010137,08318,14915.26%
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%

Ector County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White127,85780.75%
Some Other Race15,7609.95%
Black or African American7,2544.58%
Two or More Races4,8553.07%
Asian1,8311.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native7030.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820.05%

Ector County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

Ector County, Texas Median Age

30.3


Total

29.7


Male

31.1


Female

Ector County, Texas Adults

There are 110,748 adults, (14,971 of whom are seniors) in Ector County, Texas.

Ector County, Texas Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ector County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

78,093

49.32%

Male

80,249

50.68%

Ector County, Texas Households and Families

Ector County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ector County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All65.6%34.4%
Male59.9%40.1%
Female55%45%
Non Family49.3%50.7%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,9543.0265.6
Married24,7403.7880.3
Non Family15,8311.2549.3
Female8,2073.8655
Male3,1763.6759.9

3.69

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ector County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,5019.07%
9th to 12th Grade13,94114.87%
High School Graduate28,23030.12%
Some College22,50524.01%
Associates Degree5,9476.34%
Bachelors Degree10,62411.33%
Graduate Degree3,9804.25%

Ector County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic50,19832,3114,369
White37,22933,2638,585
Other Race8,7485,220829
Black4,5814,178819
Multiple Races1,4871,156189
Asian996906664
Native American44528454

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,711$51,991$29,865
Less Than High School$31,420$43,303$15,170
High School Grad$38,662$51,548$26,404
Some College$40,958$53,310$31,434
Bachelors Degree$52,700$63,571$45,313
Graduate Degree$57,484$59,961$55,887

$40,711

Average Earnings

$51,991

Average Male

$29,865

Average Female

Ector County, Texas Language

Ector County, Texas Language by Age

Ector County, Texas Language

54.78% of Ector County, Texas residents speak only English, while 45.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.45% of the population.

Ector County, Texas Poverty

Ector County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic93,87713,37114.24%
White51,7913,8607.45%
Other15,7042,71917.31%
Black7,0461,04014.76%
Multiple4,78957411.99%
Native70319828.17%
Asian1,8171508.26%
Islander825060.98%

11.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.26%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ector County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ector County, Texas is Islander, with 60.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ector County, Texas is White, with 7.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.66%
High School10.76%
Some College6.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.14%
Male Unemployed15.11%
Female Employed7.89%
Male Employed4.91%

Ector County, Texas Income

Ector County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,676$82,506
Families$70,961$90,408
Married Families$85,994$106,843
Non Families$36,958$57,522

Ector County, Texas Marital Status

Ector County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ector County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Ector County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Ector County, Texas Veterans

6,269

Number of Veterans

5,843

Male Veterans

426

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,057
Second Gulf War1,562
First Gulf War1,445
Korea432
World War II355
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,4856.02%
Hispanic2,0333.30%
Black4007.42%
Other2242.17%
2 or More804.10%
Indian7011.76%
Asian100.76%

$Ector County, Texas Veterans by Education

5.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ector County, Texas Employment Status

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ector County, Texas Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.07%

Born in Texas

86.82%

Native Born

13.18%

Foreign Born

8.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.82% of Ector County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 69.07% having been born in Texas. 8.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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