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Odessa, FL
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Odessa profile


Living in Odessa



Odessa is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 8,080 people and six associated neighborhoods, Odessa is the 229th largest community in Florida. Odessa has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Odessa, where the median household income is $112,258.00.

Odessa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Odessa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that Odessa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Odessa is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Odessa really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Odessa perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Odessa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Odessa, the average commute to work is 34.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Odessa doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Odessa. 50.10% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Odessa in 2018 was $46,880, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,520 for a family of four.

Odessa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Odessa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Odessa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Odessa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Odessa include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Odessa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.