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Ector County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 897.7 square miles
Population Density 152.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 149,378
Population change 8.9%
Under 5 years of age 8.9%
Under 18 29.6%
65 and over 9.7%
Females 49.8%
White 91.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 56.4
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 4.8%
Native American 1.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 73%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.5%
Veterans 7,071
Households and Housing
Households 49,962
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.6%
Median household income $51,466
The per capita income $24,247
Live below the poverty line. 15.9%
housing units 55,041
Multi-unit structures 20%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $91,200
Residents owning their homes. 65.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 11,745
Women-owned firms 26.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.6%
Hispanic-owned firms 30.5%
Black-owned firms 2%
Native American-owned firms 1.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,090,614
Retail sales per capita $16,222
Manufacturers shipments $2,049,699
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,004,269