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Odessa Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Odessa Area is 144,932. The Odessa Area population density is 160.72 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 97.14 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Odessa Area is white, which represent 84.55% of the total population. The average Odessa Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 144,932. #283

Population Density, #225

Odessa Area
160.72 per square mile
97.14 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:122,535 (84.55%, #497)
Black:6,227 (4.30%, #404)
Hispanic:80,169 (55.31%, #29)
Asian:1,185 (0.82%, #496)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,064 (0.73%, #275)
One Race, Other:9,199 (6.35%, see rank)
Two or More Races:4,722 (3.26%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:75,493 (94.17%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:512 (0.64%, see rank)
Cuban:166 (0.21%, see rank)
Central American:222 (0.28%, see rank)
South American:322 (0.40%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

130,076 (89.75%) out of the total population of 144,932 reported first ancestry.

 Odessa Area% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Arab1720.12%, see rank0.41%0.56%
Czech1740.12%, see rank0.78%0.47%
Danish620.04%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch1,1580.80%, see rank0.82%1.40%
English6,1464.24%, see rank6.41%8.02%
French1,9701.36%, see rank2.40%3.34%
German8,3535.76%, see rank10.11%15.03%
Greek750.05%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian450.03%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Irish7,0854.89%, see rank7.15%10.80%
Italian1,1680.81%, see rank1.91%5.52%
Norwegian4860.34%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Polish4010.28%, see rank1.09%3.01%
Portuguese610.04%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian1040.07%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish7030.49%, see rank1.03%0.99%
Scottish1,1270.78%, see rank1.41%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,0380.72%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish6890.48%, see rank0.57%1.27%
Swiss90.01%, see rank0.12%0.30%
Ukrainian1140.08%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American9,0156.22%, see rank5.70%7.12%
Welsh3930.27%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 72,359 (49.93%, see rank)
Females: 72,573 (50.07%, see rank)

Odessa Area
Male: 49.93%
Female: 50.07%
Male: 49.63%
Female: 50.37%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Odessa Area
30.90 years old
33.90 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Odessa Area
30.10 years old
32.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Odessa Area
31.90 years old
35.00 years old
38.80 years old

 Odessa Area% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Under 5 years12,8768.88%, see rank7.44%6.36%
5 to 9 years11,9578.25%, see rank7.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years11,4447.90%, see rank7.42%6.59%
15 to 19 years10,5417.27%, see rank7.25%6.85%
20 to 24 years11,8958.21%, see rank7.36%7.13%
25 to 34 years22,09715.25%, see rank14.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years17,56712.12%, see rank13.63%12.96%
45 to 54 years17,56512.12%, see rank13.23%14.09%
55 to 64 years14,64610.11%, see rank10.74%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,9455.48%, see rank6.32%7.64%
75 to 84 4,6833.23%, see rank3.33%4.25%
85 years and over1,7161.18%, see rank1.27%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Odessa AreaTexasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population86,219, 100%16,426,730209,056,129
Less Than High School22,910, 26.57%, see rank18.42%13.67%
High School Graduate24,583, 28.51%, see rank25.24%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree26,367, 30.58%, see rank29.26%29.09%
Bachelor Degree8,874, 10.29%, see rank17.95%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,485, 4.04%, see rank9.14%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.24, see rank13.2113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Odessa Area TexasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,37982.08%17.92%77.20%22.80%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)18,90493.44%, see rank6.56%, see rank93.58%6.42%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)7,87391.72%, see rank8.28%, see rank93.90%6.10%90.60%9.40%
College6,64784.47%, see rank15.53%, see rank85.12%14.88%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,43478.45%, see rank21.55%, see rank72.33%27.67%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Odessa AreaTexasU.S.
Total Households50,214, 100%9,013,582116,211,092
Average Household Size2.85, see rank2.832.63
1 Person Households11,855, 23.61%, see rank24.94%27.57%
2 or More Person Households38,359, 76.39%, see rank75.06%72.43%
Family Households (Families)35,680, 71.06%, see rank69.65%66.22%
Average Family Size3.49, see rank3.513.32
Married-Couple Family24,286, 48.36%, see rank50.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households14,534, 28.94%, see rank30.35%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Odessa Area%TexasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total108,655see rank20,238,160252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over53,704100%, see rank9,961,996123,281,364
Never Married17,75833.07%, see rank34.84%35.77%
Married28,14152.40%, see rank53.50%52.04%
Widowed1,7663.29%, see rank2.24%2.57%
Divorced6,03911.24%, see rank9.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over54,951100%, see rank10,276,164129,692,771
Never Married14,50726.40%, see rank28.43%29.48%
Married28,52951.92%, see rank51.21%49.19%
Widowed4,9248.96%, see rank8.06%9.16%
Divorced6,99112.72%, see rank12.30%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Odessa Area%TexasU.S.
Native124,84686.14%, see rank83.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence99,16368.42%, see rank60.31%58.73%
Born in Different State23,94916.52%, see rank21.93%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,7341.20%, see rank1.29%1.42%
Foreign Born20,08613.86%, see rank16.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship6,5824.54%, see rank5.58%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship13,5049.32%, see rank10.89%7.09%
Born In Europe3620.25%, see rank0.71%1.53%
Born In Asia1,0730.74%, see rank3.19%3.82%
Born In Africa5260.36%, see rank0.61%0.55%
Born In Oceania780.05%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America17,94212.38%, see rank11.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America1050.07%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Odessa Area%TexasU.S.
English26,12752.03%, see rank65.20%79.39%
Spanish22,93945.68%, see rank28.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4300.86%, see rank2.71%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4400.88%, see rank2.87%3.36%
Other2780.55%, see rank0.81%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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