Odessa, Texas 

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Population

118,968

33% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$56,119

Avg. Home Price

$148,600

Best Places to Live in Odessa, Texas

College town - Western Texas near the corner of New Mexico
Pros
-Stable economy
-Cost of Living
-Education Resources
Cons
-Hot, dry summers
-Flat terrain
-Dusty and Blowing Wind

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What Bert Has To Say About Odessa Metro Area

Odessa received its name from homesick Russian railroad laborers in the 1880s, and until recently was combined with Midland to form one metropolitan area. Like Midland, the economic base is concentrated mainly in the oil and gas industry and employment prospects are mainly dependent on that industry. Recently though, the high cost of oil is spurring new exploration and development so the local economy is very vibrant.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Ector County
Metro Area: Odessa Metro Area
City: Odessa
Zip Codes: 79762 79763 79761 79765 79766
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 2900 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Odessa is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Odessa jobs have decreased by 4.20%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Odessa's cost of living is 5.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Odessa's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Odessa's population is 118,968 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.63%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Odessa is $148,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.01%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Odessa public schools spend $7,731 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Odessa. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Odessa

It's a good time to buy in Odessa. Home Appreciation is up 10.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Odessa Real Estate.

The median home price in Odessa is $148,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Odessa   8 Reviews
an incentive to believe in god again - 3/20/2017
until i moved here i was beginning to lose faith. you would start believing in god too if you knew hell existed. odessa tx will make you pray for either a winning... Read More

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Odessa Texas housing - 6/25/2015
Unfortunately due to overcrowding in the Odessa, housing costs have sky... Read More

This is the strangest place in the world - 1/6/2012
I got caught in Odessa five years ago. I am hoping to relocate shortly. Over half of Odessa is a slum, garbage and litter seems to grow out of the ground. This is the... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ODESSA, TEXAS
79762 79763 79761 79765 79766
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