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2.63% growth
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2.16% growth
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2.37% growth
Median Property Value
7.51% growth

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The economy of Odessa, TX employs 55,357 people. The economy of Odessa, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 27.11; 1.54; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Odessa, TX are Retail trade (7,614), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (7,561), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,200), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,258), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,890), and Utilities ($48,017).

Median household income in Odessa, TX is $60,619. Males in Odessa, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Odessa, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Odessa, TX. In Ector County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,467. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Odessa, TX is from the county of Ector County, TX.

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Odessa, TX is home to a population of 114,258 people, from which 92.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Odessa, TX is composed of 62,565 Hispanic residents (54.8%), 42,509 White residents (37.2%), 5,520 Black residents (4.83%), 1,704 Two+ residents (1.49%), and 1,637 Asian residents (1.43%). The most common foreign languages in Odessa, TX are Spanish (40,633 speakers), African Languages (285 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (261 speakers), but compared to other places, Odessa, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (40,633 speakers), Other Pacific Island (261 speakers), and African Languages (285 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Odessa, TX awarded 2,170 degrees. The student population of Odessa, TX is skewed towards females, with 793 male students and 1,377 female students. Most students in Odessa, TX are Hispanic or Latino (1,043 and 48.1%), followed by White (913 and 42.1%), Black or African American (125 and 5.76%), and Asian (34 and 1.57%). The largest universities in Odessa, TX by number of graduates are Odessa College (1,210 and 55.8%), The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (960 and 44.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Odessa, TX are General Psychology (75 and 3.46%), General Business Administration & Management (75 and 3.46%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (69 and 3.18%). The median tuition costs in Odessa, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,312 and $5,496 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Odessa, TX is $124,600, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $124,600, a 7.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Odessa, TX is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Odessa, TX have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Odessa, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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