U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

end of header

QuickFacts

Ector County, Texas

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Ector County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
161,091
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
161,091
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
165,171
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-2.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 165,171
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 137,130
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
30.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.6%
Female persons, percent
48.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
62.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
30.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 5,376
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 59,594
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 65.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $147,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,464
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $460
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,073
Building permits, 2021 1,406
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 53,602
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.99
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 44.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 76.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
22.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 388,952
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 823,669
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,706,349
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,711,683
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,789
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $63,096
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $29,510
Persons in poverty, percent
13.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,817
Total employment, 2020 64,827
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 3,128,839
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -4.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 13,754
All firms, 2012 14,829
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,746
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,279
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,629
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 7,448
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,386
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,464
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 152.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 897.69
FIPS Code 48135
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?