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Ector County, Texas

Ector County, Texas
Ector County Courthouse in Odessa
Map of Texas highlighting Ector County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1891
Named for Mathew Ector
Seat Odessa
Largest city Odessa
 • Total 902 sq mi (2,336 km2)
 • Land 898 sq mi (2,326 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (11 km2), 0.5%
 • (2010) 137,130
 • Density 153/sq mi (59/km²)
Congressional district 11th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.ector.cowww
Ector County Courthouse Administration annex building

Ector County is a

See also

  • Arcade
  • Badger
  • Douro
  • Judkins
  • Metz
  • North Cowden
  • Prairie Home
  • Scharbauer City
  • Smith Chapel
  • Turnbaugh Corner

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places



The median income for a household in the county was $31,152, and the median income for a family was $36,369. Males had a median income of $30,632 versus $21,317 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,031. About 16.10% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

There were 43,846 households out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.25.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 121,123 people, 43,846 households, and 31,700 families residing in the county. The population density was 134 people per square mile (52/km²). There were 49,500 housing units at an average density of 55 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.69% White, 4.61% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 17.38% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. 42.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 898 square miles (2,330 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5] Ector County has an average rainfall of about 14 inches per year and a warm, sunny, semiarid climate. Most of the county is relatively flat with small areas slightly rolling. The area is known for its stark flat landscape. There are few naturally occurring trees with most of them being mesquite trees which more resemble large bushes.



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Census-designated places 3.2
    • Unincorporated communities 3.3
    • Ghost towns 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Ector County comprises the Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Midland–Odessa Combined Statistical Area.

. American Civil War general in the Confederate a [4],Mathew Ector It is named for [3]

  • White-Pool House
  • Odessa Meteor Crater
  • References

    1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
    2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
    3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
    4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 114. 
    5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
    6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
    7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
    8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
    9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

    External links

    • Ector County government’s website
    • Handbook of Texas OnlineEctor County in at the University of Texas
    • Inventory of county records, Ector County courthouse, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
    • Ector County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

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