Odessa is a vibrant, energetic and dynamic city in West Texas that boast fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you'll ever find. A visit to Odessa can put you in a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theater, in the cockpit of a World War II fighter or in the premiere archive and leadership library dedicated to the Presidency.
Odessa is home of champion athletes such as Olympic Silver Medalist Toby Stevenson, and NFL greats Roy Williams, Marcus Cannon and Bront Bird. We're proud of all our sport teams and their achievements, In fact, Odessa was the setting for both the national best-selling book and feature film Friday Night Lights.
Odessa is located in the geographic region known as the Permian Basin. In 1926 the discovery of oil propelled the city into an enviable destination. Odessa quickly became the service, workforce, transportation and manufacturing center of the Permian Basin. Today, it continues to be considered one of the major oil field technology center in the world.
Odessa is located in Ector County midway between Fort Worth and El Paso and it is the 30th largest city in Texas with a population of 114,598.
Odessa is approximately 2,851 feet above sea level. The climate is mild and semi-arid with summer average temperatures ranging from the 60s to the upper 90s and winter average temperature ranging from the low-30s to the upper-50s.