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 2015:159,436More data
Estimate 2014:154,399 
Estimate 2013:149,666 
Estimate 2012:144,552 
Estimate 2011:139,733 
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:279More data
Odessa city (pt.):116,974More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:897.7More data
Water Area:4.1More data
Total Area:901.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:152.76More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:90.54More data
Percent Rural:9.46More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:57.5%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:91.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:36.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:4.1%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:30.0%More data
65 and Older:9.4%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:30.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$45,806More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$7,303,176,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$62,519More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:17.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:N/A% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:N/A% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$54,744More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$52,685 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$48,742 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$43,788 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$41,748 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$54,924More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$57,851 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$54,543 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$52,414 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$48,570 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:6.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.335000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$15,520,634,743More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$13,954,234,843More data
Total Actual Levy:$46,746,687More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:31.673More data
US Highways:31.481More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:104.371More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:94.389More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:78.345More data
On-System Subtotal:340.259More data
City Streets:446.149More data
Certified County Roads:584.170More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,030.319More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,370.578More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:126.692More data
US Highways:125.924More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:332.664More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:228.140More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:156.690More data
On-System Subtotal:970.110More data
City Streets:1,024.179More data
Certified County Roads:1,182.323More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,206.502More data
County Total:3,176.612More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ector County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Ector County Narrative Profile»
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.