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Ector County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 157,087 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 121,123 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,168
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,782
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,098
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,738 (it was 13,748 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 901 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 174 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ector County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.5%), Construction (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Ector County, TX (2017)
    • 95,16478.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 50,89442.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,6715.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,8601.5%Two or more races
    • 1,7141.4%Asian alone
    • 3150.3%Some other race alone
    • 2770.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1920.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

30.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 78,637  (50.1%)
Females: 78,450  (49.9%)
Average household size:
Ector County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,380 ($31,152 in 1999)
This county:

$55,380
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $606, upper quartile is $1,021)
This county:

$777
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,500 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Ector:

$149,500
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,000 - $216,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $168,799
Here:

$168,799
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $94,128
Here:

$94,128
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $100,242
Here:

$100,242
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,135
Here:

$80,135
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,574
Here:

$85,574
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $41,044
Here:

$41,044
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,249
Here:

$9,249
State:

$60,875

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,437
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $446

Institutionalized population: 1,285

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 214
  • Thefts: 785
  • Auto thefts: 62

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 70
  • Burglaries: 255
  • Thefts: 809
  • Auto thefts: 76
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 124 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1998: 147 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2000: 104 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2002: 128 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2003: 173 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2004: 194 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2005: 149 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2006: 261 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2007: 215 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2008: 254 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2009: 220 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2010: 268 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2011: 336 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2012: 581 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2013: 718 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2014: 430 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2015: 468 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2016: 448 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2017: 492 buildings, average cost: $188,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ector, TX residents
Average permit cost in Ector, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,279 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,317 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Ector, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ector, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ector, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.5%
Ector County:

11.5%
Texas:

14.7%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 14.7% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 30.1 years old
(Males: 29.6 years old, Females: 31.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.9 years old, Black residents: 28.1 years old, American Indian residents: 24.8 years old, Asian residents: 34.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.6 years old)

Area name: Odessa, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ector County is $371 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $700 a month.

Cities in this county include: Odessa, Goldsmith-Penwell, West Odessa, Gardendale, Goldsmith.

Ector County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Ector County: Big Windmill (A), Bull Pasture Windmill (B), Divide (C), Green Mountain Community Center (D), Hatley Windmill (E), Head of the Creek Windmill (F), Peter L Windmill (G), Schooler Windmill (H), Scrub Oak Ranch (I), Sterman Windmill (J), Valley View (K), Whiteside Ranch (L), Williams Windmill (M), Perkins Plant (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ector County: Pecan Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mule Creek Cemetery (1), Hayrick Cemetery (2), Cedar Hill Cemetery (3), Fort Chadbourne Cemetery (4), Ross Cemetery (5), Indian Creek Cemetery (6), Paint Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wildcat Tank (A), Scudday Tank (B), Pyramid Tank (C), Oscar Tank (D), Old City Lake (E), Oak Creek Reservoir (F), Nan Hatty Tank (G), Mountain Creek Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yellow Wolf Creek (A), Williams Branch (B), Wildcat Creek (C), Turkey Creek (D), Storey Creek (E), Sandy Creek (F), Sand Creek (G), Ross Creek (H), Liveoak Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ector County include: Lake View Park (1), Gladney Field (2), Rough Creek Park (3), Paint Creek Park (4), Wildcat Creek Park (5), Fort Chadbourne (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Bacon County, Georgia , Glasscock County , Macon County, Georgia , Martin County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Ector, TX
County total employment by year in Ector, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Ector, TX

Current college students: 5,731
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 22,440 (33.7% naturalized citizens)

Ector County:

14.3%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,3182010 or later
  • 4,4212000 to 2009
  • 4,4131990 to 1999
  • 4,2771980 to 1989
  • 3,9521970 to 1979
  • 1,606Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.4%

Ector County marital status for males Ector County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 37,433
  • One, attached: 1,512
  • Two: 512
  • 3 or 4: 1,076
  • 5 to 9: 2,960
  • 10 to 19: 2,412
  • 20 to 49: 1,572
  • 50 or more: 1,795
  • Mobile homes: 8,341
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 565

Housing units in Ector County with a mortgage: 16,298 (41 second mortgage, 675 home equity loan, 138 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,938

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ector County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,262129
Catholic21,6007
Mainline Protestant4,63316
Other1,81010
Black Protestant7804
Orthodox251
None65,020-
Ector County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Ector County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Ector County:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ector County:

8.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Ector County:

28.6%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Ector County:

Average size of farms: 1755 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,525
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,932
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $18,504
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.13
All wheat for grain: 15 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 314 acres

Tornado activity:

Ector County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 12757116.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Ector County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.0 miles away from Ector County center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 126.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Ector County center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Pleasant Farms Fire, Incident Period: April 26, 2011 to May 04, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 2901, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Bates Field Fire, Incident Period: April 03, 2011 to April 06, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 2881, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas South Odessa Fire, Incident Period: February 25, 2008 to February 29, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 2745, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 04, 1989 to June 07, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-828: May 19, 1989, FEMA Id: 828, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Ector County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ector

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,950 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 9,651 (12.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 309 (0.4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 32 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 64 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 670 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 161 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 917 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,754 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (76%)
  • Nigeria (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ector County


  • American (6%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • Scottish (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Ector County, Texas in 2000:

  • 476 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 461 people in nursing homes
  • 338 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 186 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 97 people in halfway houses
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Ector County, Texas in 2010:

  • 688 people in college/university student housing
  • 533 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 437 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 236 people in federal detention centers
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 57 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 41 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 37 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,772.

6.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.59% relocated from other counties in Texas ($33,814 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($13,433 average AGI)
Ector County:

1.92%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Midland County, TX  1.27% ($57,104 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.51% ($37,867)
from Andrews County, TX  0.15% ($47,518)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.15% ($35,141)
from Bexar County, TX  0.13% ($49,733)
from Dallas County, TX  0.12% ($45,441)
from Harris County, TX  0.12% ($39,892)


9.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.63%
Texas average:

7.26%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($123 average AGI)
Ector County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

6.89% relocated to other counties in Texas ($37,190 average AGI)
2.70% relocated to other states ($11,770 average AGI)
Ector County:

2.70%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Midland County, TX  1.92% ($67,492 average AGI)
to El Paso County, TX  0.59% ($37,320)
to Bexar County, TX  0.34% ($44,779)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.33% ($44,821)
to Harris County, TX  0.29% ($44,000)
to Dallas County, TX  0.26% ($39,245)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.23% ($47,564)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 19.4

Births per 1000 population in Ector County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Ector County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ector County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ector County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ector County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ector County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ector County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ector County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ector County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 16,349 (13,385 aged, 2,964 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,966 (17%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ector County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,971)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,234)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,048)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (966)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (582)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (536)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (470)
  • Unspecified dementia (358)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (346)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (330)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,251
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 367
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,863

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,842
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 920
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 43.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.6
  • Other - 17.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.3
  • Other - 38.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 157,087
  • In family households: 135,845 (15,518 male householders, 19,951 female householders)
    23,692 spouses, 57,940 children (51,214 natural, 2,210 adopted, 4,516 stepchildren), 6,653 grandchildren, 1,465 brothers or sisters, 2,679 parents, 4,192 other relatives, 3,755 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,989 (8,541 male householders (7,761 living alone)), 7,378 female householders (6,222 living alone)), 4,070 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,253

Size of family households: 13,879 2-persons, 8,579 3-persons, 7,160 4-persons, 3,719 5-persons, 1,631 6-persons, 501 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,983 1-person, 1,580 2-persons, 259 3-persons, 50 5-persons, 47 6-persons.

26,177 married couples with children.
12,792 single-parent households (3,951 men, 8,841 women).

54.5% of residents of Ector speak English at home.
43.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $508,244,000 ($4,083 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,604,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $239,062,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $156,354,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $284,000
Federal grants: $97,998,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,717,000 ($98,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,829,000 ($760,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $43,635,000
Federal Government insurance: $68,693,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,698
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,384
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,154
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,082
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ector County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.99 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Ector County, Texas
  • Year house built in Ector County, Texas
  • 2,2732014 or later
  • 4,0242010 to 2013
  • 3,2742000 to 2009
  • 6,7751990 to 1999
  • 7,8931980 to 1989
  • 11,3831970 to 1979
  • 5,5711960 to 1969
  • 14,0961950 to 1959
  • 2,0241940 to 1949
  • 8651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ector County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ector County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ector County, Texas
  • 1091 room
  • 5102 rooms
  • 6133 rooms
  • 2,7184 rooms
  • 12,7185 rooms
  • 8,3446 rooms
  • 4,3847 rooms
  • 1,6398 rooms
  • 2,2019+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ector County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ector County, Texas
  • 9541 room
  • 2902 rooms
  • 3,7033 rooms
  • 5,3074 rooms
  • 4,7255 rooms
  • 2,1256 rooms
  • 7917 rooms
  • 1688 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ector County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ector County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ector County, Texas
  • 228no bedroom
  • 6991 bedroom
  • 5,4042 bedrooms
  • 20,4143 bedrooms
  • 6,0384 bedrooms
  • 4535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ector County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ector County, Texas
  • 954no bedroom
  • 4,3671 bedroom
  • 7,2832 bedrooms
  • 4,7793 bedrooms
  • 7104 bedrooms
  • 595+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ector County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ector County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ector County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 388no vehicle
  • 9,4121 vehicle
  • 14,8712 vehicles
  • 6,2283 vehicles
  • 1,6314 vehicles
  • 7065+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ector County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ector County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,529no vehicle
  • 7,9321 vehicle
  • 6,4932 vehicles
  • 1,6713 vehicles
  • 4934 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

80.7% of Ector County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Texas.

Ector County:

80.7%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 108,537
  • Other state: 24,436
  • Northeast: 1,352
  • Midwest: 4,502
  • South: 6,370
  • West: 12,212
Year householders moved into unit in Ector County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ector County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.7%Utility gas
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 25.4%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,092
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 310
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 859
Here:

13.5%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ector County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,473,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,782,000
    Regular Highways: $1,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $874,000
    Air Transportation: $254,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $777,000
    Air Transportation: $230,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $13,517,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,780,000
    Police Protection: $8,533,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,549,000
    Regular Highways: $4,499,000
    Financial Administration: $3,900,000
    General - Other: $3,591,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,179,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,460,000
    Health - Other: $2,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,739,000
    Libraries: $1,714,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000
    Air Transportation: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $777,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,515,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,959,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,422,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,890,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $213,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $787,000
    Highways: $719,000
    Health and Hospitals: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,156,000
    Other Selective Sales: $980,000
    Other License: $287,000
    Amusements Sales: $259,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,372,000

Ector County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,473,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,782,000
    Regular Highways: $1,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $874,000
    Air Transportation: $254,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $777,000
    Air Transportation: $230,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $13,517,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,780,000
    Police Protection: $8,533,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,549,000
    Regular Highways: $4,499,000
    Financial Administration: $3,900,000
    General - Other: $3,591,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,179,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,460,000
    Health - Other: $2,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,739,000
    Libraries: $1,714,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000
    Air Transportation: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $777,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,515,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,959,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,422,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,890,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $213,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $787,000
    Highways: $719,000
    Health and Hospitals: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,156,000
    Other Selective Sales: $980,000
    Other License: $287,000
    Amusements Sales: $259,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,372,000

Ector County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,473,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,782,000
    Regular Highways: $1,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $874,000
    Air Transportation: $254,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $777,000
    Air Transportation: $230,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $13,517,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,780,000
    Police Protection: $8,533,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,549,000
    Regular Highways: $4,499,000
    Financial Administration: $3,900,000
    General - Other: $3,591,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,179,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,460,000
    Health - Other: $2,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,739,000
    Libraries: $1,714,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000
    Air Transportation: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $777,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,515,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,959,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,422,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,890,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $213,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $787,000
    Highways: $719,000
    Health and Hospitals: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,156,000
    Other Selective Sales: $980,000
    Other License: $287,000
    Amusements Sales: $259,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,372,000

Ector County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,473,000
  • Charges - Other: $10,782,000
    Regular Highways: $1,932,000
    Parks and Recreation: $874,000
    Air Transportation: $254,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $777,000
    Air Transportation: $230,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $13,517,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,780,000
    Police Protection: $8,533,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,549,000
    Regular Highways: $4,499,000
    Financial Administration: $3,900,000
    General - Other: $3,591,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,179,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,460,000
    Health - Other: $2,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,739,000
    Libraries: $1,714,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $586,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $124,000
    Air Transportation: $103,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $777,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,515,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,959,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,422,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,890,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $213,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $787,000
    Highways: $719,000
    Health and Hospitals: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,156,000
    Other Selective Sales: $980,000
    Other License: $287,000
    Amusements Sales: $259,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,372,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,629
  • Number of aged recipients: 740
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,889
  • Number of recipients under 18: 575
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,894
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,160
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,411
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,504
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED661$128,318401$135,778873$128,227152$46,2044$1,057,000126$95,04099$57,273
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$87,42567$87,65791$94,71419$43,3162$927,50012$61,00063$55,381
APPLICATIONS DENIED79$116,937223$101,444477$115,818295$27,8955$344,40034$53,235148$56,777
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$125,87824$101,083197$108,28435$56,7140$012$75,7507$48,286
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$129,50011$82,45563$94,00026$43,7690$04$47,2508$66,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$153,42618$169,3890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$161,85212$164,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$134,14311$139,8180$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$107,7142$202,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$87,0000$01$105,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ector, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ector, TX - Value
Most common first names in Ector County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James57471.0 years
William50172.3 years
Mary46776.2 years
John46472.8 years
Robert35669.0 years
Charles29469.3 years
George22671.8 years
Thomas17570.9 years
Dorothy16874.6 years
Joe16268.2 years
Most common last names in Ector County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29973.1 years
Jones21074.9 years
Williams18974.3 years
Brown18275.1 years
Johnson17573.3 years
Davis15672.8 years
Miller12371.8 years
Moore11773.9 years
Wilson11273.9 years
Rodriguez10766.9 years
Businesses in Ector County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven31Lowe's1
AT&T2Marriott2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware3Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2Mazda1
Albertsons3McDonald's4
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone4New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike6
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless3
Church's Chicken3Penske1
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut5
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen3Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Rue211
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In6
Express1Sam's Club1
FedEx16Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel1
Foot Locker1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks2
GNC1Studio 61
GameStop3Subway8
H&R Block5Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile4
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn2Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS13
Jack In The Box2Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens3
La Quinta1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture3World Gym1
Little Caesars Pizza2YMCA1
Long John Silver's2

Ector County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"