Ector County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:166,223More data
Estimate 2018:161,960 
Estimate 2017:156,951 
Estimate 2016:157,858 
Estimate 2015:159,903 
Estimate 2014:154,588 
Estimate 2013:149,656 
Estimate 2012:144,495 
Estimate 2011:139,642 
Census 2010:137,130More data
Census 2000:121,123More data
Population of the County Seat (Odessa)
Census 2010:99,940 
Census 2000:90,943 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Goldsmith city:294More data
Odessa city (pt.):121,168More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:897.8More data
Water Area:4.0More data
Total Area:901.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:152.74More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:90.54More data
Percent Rural:9.46More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:61.5%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.3%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:31.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:4.3%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:30.1%More data
65 and Older:9.7%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:30.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$47,271More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$7,663,693,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$60,431More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:17.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:76.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$61,871More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$56,264 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$52,220 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$54,924 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$57,851 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.397000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$13,657,911,921More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$11,984,562,160More data
Total Actual Levy:$47,578,712More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:31.672More data
US Highways:31.380More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:103.985More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:94.398More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:79.408More data
On-System Subtotal:340.843More data
City Streets:446.192More data
Certified County Roads:584.164More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,030.356More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,371.199More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:126.688More data
US Highways:125.520More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:331.800More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:228.326More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:158.816More data
On-System Subtotal:971.150More data
City Streets:1,027.858More data
Certified County Roads:1,182.297More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,210.155More data
County Total:3,181.305More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ector County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Ector County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Ector County»

Special Districts in Ector County.
School Districts in Ector County.
History of City Tax Rates in Ector County.

Airports in Ector County.
Hospitals in Ector County.
Prisons in Ector County.