Ector County, TX

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2022 Population
162,300
0.646% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31
0.977% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
11.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,566
8.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,600
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
74,794
0.596% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ector County, TX had a population of 162k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $70,566. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ector County, TX grew from 161,258 to 162,300, a 0.646% increase and its median household income grew from $64,975 to $70,566, a 8.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ector County, TX are White (Hispanic) (31.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29%), Other (Hispanic) (18%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.48%).

None of the households in Ector County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90% of the residents in Ector County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ector County, TX are Odessa College (1,781 degrees awarded in 2022) and The University of Texas Permian Basin (1,540 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ector County, TX was $175,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Ector County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ector County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ector County, TX is home to a population of 162k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2022, 16% of Ector County, TX residents were born outside of the country (25.9k people).

In 2022, there were 1.08 times more White (Hispanic) residents (50.7k people) in Ector County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 29.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90%
2022 Citizenship
90.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90% of Ector County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ector County, TX was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ector County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    50.7k ± 3.34k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.1k ± 263
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    29.3k ± 3.35k
63.6%
Hispanic Population
103k people

In 2022, there were 1.08 times more White (Hispanic) residents (50.7k people) in Ector County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 29.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

63.6% of the people in Ector County, TX are hispanic (103k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.9k people
15.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.2k people

As of 2022, 16% of Ector County, TX residents (25.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ector County, TX was 15.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,757 ± 452
  2. Vietnam
    1,612 ± 282
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    758 ± 286

Ector County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ector County, TX employs 74.8k people. The largest industries in Ector County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10,644 people), Retail Trade (9,235 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,322 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,699), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($76,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,791).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

74.8k
2022 Value
± 2,992
0.596%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ector County, TX grew at a rate of 0.596%, from 74.4k employees to 74.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ector County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (9,043 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,379 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,981 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ector County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.8k
2022 Value
± 2,992
0.596%
1 Year growth
± 5.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ector County, TX grew at a rate of 0.596%, from 74.4k employees to 74.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ector County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10,644 people), Retail Trade (9,235 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,322 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ector County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Ector County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,168
Median earning men ± $1,727
$36,105
Median earning women ± $1,955

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,497), Wholesale Trade ($68,379), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,039).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($68,989), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,555), and Public Administration ($50,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,037
    Manufacturing
  2. 997
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 993
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ector County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 73.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.96%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ector County, TX awarded 3,321 degrees. The student population of Ector County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,519 male students and 8,324 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ector County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (1,669 and 51.4%), followed by White (1,153 and 35.5%), Black or African American (188 and 5.78%), and Unknown (106 and 3.26%).

The largest universities in Ector County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Odessa College (1,781 and 53.6%) and The University of Texas Permian Basin (1,540 and 46.4%).

The most popular majors in Ector County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (528 and 15.9%), General Studies (446 and 13.4%), and General Psychology (157 and 4.73%).

The median tuition cost in Ector County, TX for a public four year colleges is $4,849 for in-state students and $11,416 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ector County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 48.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,843 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,843 students enrolled in Ector County, TX, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 8,201 records, of which 61.9% were women and 38.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 446 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ector County, TX was General Studies with 446 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,781 degrees awarded
  2. 1,540 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Odessa College with 1,781 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,195 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ector County, TX, which is 0.562 times less than the 2,126 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,669 degrees mean that there were 1.45 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,153 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,849) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,605) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,103) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ector County, TX was $175,600 in 2022, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,100 to $175,600, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Ector County, TX is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ector County, TX have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ector County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ector County, TX is $70,566. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ector County, TX was Census Tract 29 with a value of $115,188, followed by Census Tract 25.02 and Census Tract 24, with respective values of $108,022 and $103,133.

In 2022, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ector County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.552%.

Property

$175,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,699
$39,398
Median Property Taxes
±$1,966

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.9% of the housing units in Ector County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 29
  2. Census Tract 25.02
  3. Census Tract 24

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ector County, TX was Census Tract 29 with a value of $115,188, followed by Census Tract 25.02 and Census Tract 24, with respective values of $108,022 and $103,133.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ector County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,566
Median Household Income
± $2,966
60.7k
Number of Households
± 2,598

In 2022, the median household income of the 60.7k households in Ector County, TX grew to $70,566 from the previous year's value of $64,975.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ector County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.39%)

In 2022, 81.7% of workers in Ector County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (3.39%).

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ector County, TX have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.68% of the workforce in Ector County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ector County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.552%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ector County, TX (25.3k out of 160k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ector County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.9% of the children was living in poverty in Ector County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 809 in Ector County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 143 per 100,000 population.

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Health

78.2% of the population of Ector County, TX has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 6.73% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.456% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ector County, TX see 1679 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% decrease from the previous year (1725 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2297 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2178 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,679 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ector County, TX

Primary care physicians in Ector County, TX see an average of 1,679 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% decrease from the previous year (1,725 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.7% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.36% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

21.8%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
6.73%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.456%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ector County, TX grew by 0.85% from 21.6% to 21.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.8 in Ector County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38% in Ector County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22% in Ector County, TX.

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