LIVING IN ODESSA
Odessa is a small town in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,582 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Odessa is the 230th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Odessa was built recently. The construction of new real estate can often be a sign that the local Odessa economy is robust. This seems to be the case in Odessa, where the median household income is $68,509.00.
The most prevalent occupations for people in Odessa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Odessa is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Odessa who work in sales jobs (16.44%), management occupations (14.26%), and office and administrative support (7.37%).
Also of interest is that Odessa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small, as a fraction of the total workforce it is considered high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate various businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Odessa is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Odessa a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. Finally, Odessa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Odessa, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.45 minutes every day commuting to work.
Odessa is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Odessa citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.32% of adults in Odessa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Odessa in 2010 was $39,889, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,596 for a family of four. However, Odessa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Odessa is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Odessa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. Most Odessa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Odessa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.52% of the town’s residents.
The most common language in Odessa is English. Other languages spoken here include Spanish and French.