West Odessa, TX

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Population

25,781

3.87% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

29.3


Median Household Income

$52,674

1.7% growth

Number of Employees

10,436

3.42% growth

Median Property Value

$86,100

8.17% growth

About

In 2017, West Odessa, TX had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 29.3 and a median household income of $52,674. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Odessa, TX grew from 24,821 to 25,781, a 3.87% increase and its median household income grew from $51,792 to $52,674, a 1.7% increase.

The population of West Odessa, TX is 69.4% Hispanic or Latino, 27.1% White Alone, and 2.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in West Odessa, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in West Odessa, TX is $86,100, and the homeownership rate is 79.6%. Most people in West Odessa, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in West Odessa, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of West Odessa, TX employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in West Odessa, TX are Retail Trade (1,251 people), Construction (1,246 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,226 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,224), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,409), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,670).

Median household income in West Odessa, TX is $52,674. Males in West Odessa, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in West Odessa, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,674

2017 value

± $3,330

1.7%

1 Year Growth

± 9.16%

Households in West Odessa, TX have a median annual income of $52,674, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,792 in 2016, which represents a 1.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Odessa, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 28.01

  2. Census Tract 27

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Odessa, TX was Census Tract 28.01 with a value of $54,600, followed by Census Tract 27 and N/A, with respective values of $51,118 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in West Odessa, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Odessa, TX (3.74k out of 25.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,771 ± 463

  2. Hispanic

    2,583 ± 504

  3. Other

    874 ± 344

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Odessa, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.4k

2017 Value

± 877

3.42%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Odessa, TX grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 10.1k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Odessa, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,381 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,179 people), and Production Occupations (1,129 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Odessa, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Odessa, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,381 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,179 people), and Production Occupations (1,129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Odessa, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.27 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Odessa, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,759), Production Occupations ($67,618), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,845).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 877

3.42%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Odessa, TX grew at a rate of 3.42%, from 10.1k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Odessa, TX, are Retail Trade (1,251 people), Construction (1,246 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,226 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Odessa, TX, though some of these residents may live in West Odessa, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in West Odessa, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,251 people), Construction (1,246 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,226 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Odessa, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (21.7 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.07 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Odessa, TX, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,224), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,409), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,670).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

68.4% of the population of West Odessa, TX has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 6.94% on Medicare, 8.49% on non-group plans, and 0.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of West Odessa, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in West Odessa, TX see 1696 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1769 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2218 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,696 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ector County, TX see an average of 1,696 patients per year. This represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1,769 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ector County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

31.6%

Uninsured

38.5%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

6.94%

Medicare

8.49%

Non-Group

0.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Odessa, TX declined by 4.21% from 33% to 31.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Odessa, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

West Odessa, TX is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 87.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.5% of West Odessa, TX residents were born outside of the country (4.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Odessa, TX is composed of 17.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (69.4%), 6.99k White Alone residents (27.1%), 567 Black or African American Alone residents (2.2%), 252 Two or More Races residents (0.977%), 45 Asian Alone residents (0.175%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.155%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Odessa, TX was 29.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in West Odessa, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Odessa, TX residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.25k people

17.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.28k people

As of 2017, 16.5% of West Odessa, TX residents (4.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Odessa, TX was 17.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

87.9%

2017 Citizenship

86.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.9% of West Odessa, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Odessa, TX was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    17.9k ± 1.47k

  2. White Alone

    6.99k ± 833

  3. Black or African American Alone

    567 ± 403

In 2017, there were 2.56 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (17.9k people) in West Odessa, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.99k White Alone and 567 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Odessa, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    219 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    174 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    154 ± 100

West Odessa, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Odessa, TX was $86,100 in 2017, which is 0.375 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,600 to $86,100, a 8.17% increase. The homeownership rate in West Odessa, TX is 79.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Odessa, TX have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Odessa, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,100

2017 Median

± $9,671

$79,600

2016 Median

± $10,464

In 2017, the median property value in West Odessa, TX grew to to $86,100 from the previous year's value of $79,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Odessa, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Odessa, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$52,674

Median Household Income

± $3,330

7.48k

Number of Households

± 682

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.48k households in West Odessa, TX grew to $52,674 from the previous year's value of $51,792.

The following chart displays the households in West Odessa, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in West Odessa, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Odessa, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.6%

2017 Homeownership

79%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.6% of the housing units in West Odessa, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Odessa, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Odessa, TX have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.18% of the workforce in West Odessa, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Odessa, TX was Drove Alone (83.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Worked At Home (2.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Odessa, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Odessa, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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