Odessa (Texas)

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Coordinates 31°51′48″N 102°21′56″W
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Ector, Midland
Elevation 2,900 ft (884 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 79760–79769
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-53388
GNIS feature ID 1343067
Website www.odessa-tx.gov
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (City Council) Mayor Javier Joven Mark Matta Steven P Thompson Detra White Tom Sprawls Mari Willis
Government (City Manager) Michael Marrero
Government (At-Large) Denise Swanner
Government (Total) 51.36 sq mi (133.02 km2)
Government (Land) 51.08 sq mi (132.29 km2)
Government (Water) 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Area (Total) 51.36 sq mi (133.02 km2)
Area (Land) 51.08 sq mi (132.29 km2)
Area (Water) 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 114,428
Population (2020) (Estimate (2019)) 123,334
Population (2020) (Density) 2,414.62/sq mi (932.29/km2)

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Odessa/ˌoʊˈdɛsə/ 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. 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. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Odessa as the third-fastest-growing small city in the United States. In 1948 Odessa was also the home of First LadyBarbara Bush, and the onetime home of former PresidentsGeorge 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." Odessa is said to have been named after Odessa, Ukraine, because of the local shortgrass prairie's resemblance to Ukraine's steppe landscape.