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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Odessa is a city in Texas with a population of 118,582. Odessa is in Ector County. Living in Odessa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Odessa there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Odessa and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Odessa...
Population
118,582

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    685.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    98.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    421.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,775.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    308.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Odessa

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,145
National
$55,322
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Odessa is a place where you can get a job with a great pay! The city makes so much money from all these peoples taxes. Odessa does not have good roads, poor drainage system, lots of deadly wrecks, no fun places or activities for families, and prices are super expensive in rents which is sad to pay almost $2000 for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom mobile home that is falling apart.
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I feel the neighborhood I live in is very safe. We have a low crime rate. There are always people walking down the streets with their kids. There are always kids playing outside. My family and I enjoy going on bike rides in our neighborhood because we do feel very safe. There are good people who live in this neighborhood, they are very helpful. The schools are great here. It's a very quiet neighborhood, nobody plays their music too loud or anything. I've been living here for about 1 year and it is honestly the best neighborhood I've ever lived in. We love it so much.
Odessa is very boring for teenagers and young adults. There needs to be more places where teenagers and young adults to be able to get away from home to hang out with friends, have a good time, get some homework done, or to even just pass some time. Having more places where the people of the future can stay out of trouble could positively effect society more than we know it. On a more positive note Odessa is very well known for their Permian Panthers football team and the great crosstown rivalry between the mighty MOJO Panther and the Odessa High Bronchos.