Odessa, Texas

Odessa /ˌˈdɛsə/ is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located primarily in Ector County, although a small section of the city extends into Midland County.[5] Odessa's population was 114,428 at the 2020 census, making it the 28th-most populous city in Texas; It is the principal city of the Odessa metropolitan statistical area, which includes all of Ector County. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland–Odessa combined statistical area, which had a 2010 census population of 278,801; a recent report from the United States Census Bureau estimates that the combined population as of July 2015 is 320,513.[6][7] In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Odessa as the third-fastest-growing small city in the United States.[8] In 1948 Odessa was also the home of First Lady Barbara Bush, and the onetime home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. Former President George H.W. Bush has been quoted as saying "At Odessa we became Texans and proud of it."[9]

Odessa, Texas
City of Odessa
Downtown Odessa, Texas in 2020
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°51′48″N 102°21′56″W
Country United States
State Texas
CountiesEctor, Midland
  City CouncilMayor David Turner
Michael K Shelton Sr.
Dewey Bryant
Detra White
Tom Sprawls
Mari Willis
  City ManagerMichael Marrero
  At-LargePeggy Dean
  Total51.36 sq mi (133.02 km2)
  Land51.08 sq mi (132.29 km2)
  Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
2,900 ft (884 m)
  Density2,414.62/sq mi (932.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-53388[3]
GNIS feature ID1343067[4]