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Ector County, Texas

Ector County is located in West Texas. Land features level to rolling topography, some sand dunes, meteor crater, and desert vegetation. Local economy consists of Permian Basin oil field, plastics, and electric generation plants.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.9M
Lowest Price $265K
Highest Price $20.1M
Total Listings 35
Avg. Days On Market 2
Avg. Price/SQFT $305

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Where is Ector County, Texas?

  • Ector County is in West Texas on the lower shelf of the Great Plains and on the northern border of the Edwards Plateau, bounded on the north by Andrews County, on the west by Winkler County, on the east by Midland County, and on the south by Crane and Ward counties. The county's midpoint is 30°53' north latitude and 102°33' west longitude, about thirty miles southwest of Midland. The county was named for Mathew D. Ector, a Confederate general and Texas jurist. It covers 907 square miles of level to rolling land with elevations that vary from 2,500 to 3,300 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Andrews County (north)
  • Midland County (east)
  • Upton County (southeast)
  • Crane County (south)
  • Ward County (southwest)
  • Winkler County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Ector County

  • Ector County offers several cultural amenities to its inhabitants, including a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theater where a seasonal festival is held, the Odessa College Museum, and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Residents and tourists in the county can also view the second largest crater in the United States, formed in some distant time when a meteor fell eight miles southwest of Odessa. 

Farming and Ranching in Ector County 

  • The annual rainfall is 13.77 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 30° F; the average maximum in July is 96°. The county has a growing season of 217 days.
  • Oil in the Permian Basin was formed in comparatively shallow reservoirs bound by Permian Age limestone. Above the oil a large gas cap formed, which in modern times provides the energy for producing the oil underneath, making the Permian Basin nearly ideal for oil and gas production. Over 35,897,000 barrels of oil were taken from Ector County lands in 1990; between 1926, when oil was first discovered in the county, and 1990 the county produced 2,726,524,140 barrels of petroleum, making it the second most productive oil county in Texas.


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