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Odessa, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Odessa had a population of 423 as of July 1, 2017. Odessa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Odessa is located at latitude 39.4554 and longitude -75.6606 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Odessa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Town of Odessa (GNIS ID: 2391344) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Odessa is located within Middletown-Odessa Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Odessa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Odessa: Appoquinimi, Cantwell, Cantwells Bridge, Cantwell's Bridge.

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Odessa, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 423
Daytime Population: Workers 346
Daytime Population: Residents 185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 531
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 423
Population in Familes 378
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 832
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $109,115
Average Household Income $125,533
Per Capita Income $41,343


Total Housing Units 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $316,364
Average Home Value $340,858


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.09% 1.16%
Households 1.78% 1.11%
Families 2.26% 0.93%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Odessa, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Odessa to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 22nd
Population Density # 66 16th
Diversity Index # 31 61st
Median Household Income # 4 96th
Per Capita Income # 16 81st

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