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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Odessa is a suburb of Tampa with a population of 7,983. Odessa is in Pasco County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Odessa offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Odessa and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Odessa are highly rated.
About Odessa...
Population
7,983

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,221
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Odessa Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Odessa

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,509
National
$55,322
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Odessa Reviews

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It's total chill. No-one bothers you. You can do whatever you want, yet you find yourself considering your neighbors because everyone is so nice. And helpful. It's quiet and peaceful, yet only 10 minutes from the rat race. Easy to access the Veterans and routes to airport, etc. Lots of parties in the neighborhood and access to the best lakes in Florida. Daughter attended all public schools and is now a stellar engineering student. There is all good here.
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The Odessa area is very peaceful with a countryside are a few miles down. It is a great place to start a family although the real estate market is a bit high in some of the areas. The public schools are great an enable students to excel. The night life here although is almost nonexistent, but that isn’t a problem as downtown is close about twenty-five minutes to really get a glimpse of the party scene. USF isn’t too far, just 30-45 minutes away depending on the traffic, so it allows college students the opportunity to commute if they wish to.
What I like about Odessa is the accessibility of the area. Gunn Highway is nearby and so is SR-54, so getting places is fairly easy. The problem comes with traffic mainly, which is extremely backed up--especially around 6:30-8:00 in the morning at the Lutz Lake Fern-Gunn Highway intersection.