Ector County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:160,869More data
Estimate 2021:160,764 
Census 2020:165,171More data
Census 2010:137,130More data
Census 2000:121,123More data
Population of the County Seat (Odessa)
Census 2020:114,428 
Census 2010:99,940 
Census 2000:90,943 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN ECTOR COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:225More data
Odessa city (pt.):108,974More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:897.9More data
Water Area:4.0More data
Total Area:901.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:183.96More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:90.54More data
Percent Rural:9.46More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:64.7%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.3%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:28.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:4.4%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:30.8%More data
65 and Older:9.8%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:31.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$53,610More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$8,636,134,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$58,389More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:76.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$61,670More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$60,823 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$64,472 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$61,871 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$56,264 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:8.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:11.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.365000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$17,467,443,449More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$15,287,748,878More data
Total Actual Levy:$55,800,283More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:31.671More data
US Highways:31.380More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:104.103More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:94.399More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:79.136More data
On-System Subtotal:340.689More data
City Streets:473.968More data
Certified County Roads:584.037More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,058.005More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,398.694More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:126.684More data
US Highways:125.520More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:332.142More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:228.328More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:158.272More data
On-System Subtotal:970.946More data
City Streets:1,083.436More data
Certified County Roads:1,182.599More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,266.035More data
County Total:3,236.981More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ector County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.