B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Odessa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    634
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    110
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    642
    500
  • Theft
    2,346
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    355
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,619
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

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Odessa Reviews

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The only thing Odessa really has going for them is job opportunities that mostly cater to males, especially those in the oil field. Having the University of the Permian Basin is both a blessing and a curse. Kids can grow up here and save money by going here, but they are also confined to this city. The change I hope to see are the benefits of a growing city. More diversity not just racially, but also politically. This is a widely conservative town with some traits of a typical southern city despite Hispanics being about half the population.
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Odessa is my home. Oilfield, football, family, and fun! A town where everybody knows everybody and are there to lend a helping hand. No town is perfect and if I could change anything it would be to have more activities to do for all ages.
I like odessa because there is alot to do entertainment wise. There is bowling, ice skating, a verity of movie theaters, skating, bars, clubs, go carts, mini golf, and much more! Neighborhood is great no issues with neighbors clean neighborhood respected neighborhood privacy a plus.