Welcome to Ector County

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  • Population: 165,171; (2020 Census)
  • County seat: Odessa
  • Ector County, founded in 1893, was named for Mathew Ector, a Confederate General in the American Civil War. 
  • Ector County is included in the Odessa, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as well as the Midland-Odessa Combined Statistical Area.

American Community Survey 5-Year Data Profile

Major Towns/Cities

  • Odessa – County Seat
  • Goldsmith

School Districts

Ector County Resources

Ector County

Population

Total Population

171,793

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

34

Diversity Index

82.800

Housing & Income

Households

59,503

Total Housing Units

68,880


Owner Occupied

39,316

Renter Occupied

20,187

Vacant

9,377

Median Home Value

$193,291


Average Home Value

$218,770

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.68%

Income Projection

Median Household

$75,093 $86,013


Average Household

$97,984 $112,440


Per Capita

$34,065 $38,879

Workforce

Total Businesses

5,732

Total Employed

71,142

Workers 16+

74,298

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

884

Employed

9,982

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

84

Employed

8,681

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

481

Employed

7,337

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

457

Employed

7,118

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

380

Employed

5,975

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

436

Employed

5,700

Some
High School

13,888

Graduated
High School

26,530

Associates
Degree

8,941

Bachelor's
Degree

13,708

Graduate
Degree

5,516

Average Commute Time

25 min.



Resident Commuters

55,568

Non-Resident Commuters

18,392

Drive Alone

60,517

Carpooled

9,282

Public

222

Work At Home

2,317


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