Odessa, TX

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Living in Odessa

Odessa is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 120,568 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Odessa is the 31st largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Odessa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Odessa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Odessa is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Odessa who work in sales jobs (12.63%), office and administrative support (11.93%), and management occupations (8.25%).

The education level of Odessa citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.04% of adults 25 and older in Odessa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Odessa in 2010 was $30,606, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,424 for a family of four. However, Odessa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Odessa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Odessa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Odessa, accounting for 56.15% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Odessa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Odessa include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.

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