Population and Demographics

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odessa tx population

Odessa – 116,861
Ector County – 157,087
Texas – 28,304,596

Taxes

Sales Tax City of Odessa – 1.00%
Ector County – 1.25%
(only collected outside city limits)
Hospital District/County .75%
State of Texas – 6.25%

Gasoline Tax
State of Texas – $0.20

Property Tax
City – $0.00476601
County – $0.00397000
Schoold District – $0.01279570
Junior College – $0.00199660
Hospital District – $0.00112720
Ector County Utility District – $0.00097920

cost of living

Overall – 94
Grocery – 92
Health – 101
Housing – 91
Median Home Cost – $220,000
Utilities – 95
Transportation – 101
Misc – 94

CLimate Average

Annual High temperature – 77.6ºF
Average annual low temperature – 52.1ºF
January high temperature – 58ºF
January low temperature – 33ºF
July high temperature – 95ºF
July low temperature – 72ºF

Annual precipitation – 14.65 inches
Wettest month – May
Driest month – January

Source: www.usclimatedata.com

Distance to Major Cities

Amarillo, Texas – 255
El Paso, Texas – 274
San Antonio, Texas – 336
Dallas, Texas – 347
Houston, Texas – 494
Austin, Texas – 334

Employment by Industry

Nonagriculture Services21,800
Mining & Construction18,900
Retail & Wholesale Trade13,500
Government & Information11,300
Manufacturing4,200
Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate3,300
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities2,700
Total Nonagriculture Employment (Sept 2018)75,700

Unemployment Rate

Ector County 2.7%
City of Odessa 2.5%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of Oct, 2018)

Highways

Interstate 20, State Highway 385, and the John Ben Shepperd Parkway allow easy access to all major manufacturers and residential neighborhoods throughout Odessa.

Railroads

The Union Pacific Railroad provides an outlet for shipping raw materials and complete projects in and out of the area. Union Pacific also offers 24-hour switch service.

Airports

Odessa-Schlemeyer Field – Municipal, not served by commercial airlines.

Midland International Air and Space Port – This airport is owned and operated by the city of Midland and is located between Midland and Odessa. The airport is served by American Eagle, Southwest Airlines and United Express, with nonstop to Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Denver. The airport offers connection flights to every major city in the United States.