Odessa, TX


Highest Appreciating Odessa Neighborhoods Since 2000

Odessa, TX Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Odessa Housing Market Information

With 118,968 people, 39,057 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $138,529, house prices in Odessa are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Odessa, accounting for 66.83% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Odessa include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.80%), mobile homes or trailers ( 4.30%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.57%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Odessa are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.78% owning and 39.22% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Odessa's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.46% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Odessa include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 36.07%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 12.56%). There's also some housing in Odessa built before 1939 ( 1.90%).

Odessa Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Odessa has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Odessa real estate appreciated 48.47% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.03%, putting Odessa in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Odessa definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Odessa appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Odessa's appreciation rate has been -0.15%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Odessa were at 1.34%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.48%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Odessa's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Odessa differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Odessa - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Odessa real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,137,000 0.2
$853,001 - $1,137,000 0.3
$569,001 - $853,000 0.8
$455,001 - $569,000 1.0
$341,001 - $455,000 2.0
$227,001 - $341,000 10.4
$114,001 - $227,000 38.3
$57,001 - $114,000 29.5
$0 - $57,000 17.6

High for TX
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
55.490448845658 38.5214007782101

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Odessa Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
152.95% 5.53% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,486 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.78
Renters 39.22
Vacant 7.88

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 12.6
1970 - 1999 36.1
1940 - 1969 49.5
1939 or Older 1.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 66.8
Townhomes 2.4
Small Apt. Buildings 3.6
Apt. Complexes 22.8
Mobile Homes 4.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.91
1 Bedroom 14.46
2 Bedrooms 25.30
3 Bedrooms 45.10
4 Bedrooms 11.75
5 or more bedrooms 1.48