B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

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 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.
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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.
I come from a small town, so Odessa has a lot more places to hang out, eat, and become entertained than what I was accustomed to. There are also several convenience stores on the outskirts of town, so those living farther away still have easy access to food, gasoline, and other products. The downside that I would like to see changed is the cleanliness of the area. There is plenty of trash littering the sides of the street that are unsightly to view and are rarely cleaned. I've also heard from others that Odessa is a fairly dangerous city, so safety could be changed. This has been further proved by the sheer amount of fights that go on at the public schools. Overcrowding is another problem with Odessa.