Ector County, Texas

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Ector County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 121,123. It is named for Mathew Ector, a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Its seat is Odessa[1]. Ector County was founded in 1893.

Ector County is included in the Odessa, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Midland–Odessa Combined Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 square miles (2,336.2 km2), of which 901 square miles (2,333.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.07%) is water. Ector County has an average rainfall of about 14 inches per year and a warm, sunny, semiarid climate. Most of the county is relatively flat with small areas slightly rolling. The area is known for its stark flat landscape. There are few naturally occurring trees with most of them being mesquite trees which more resemble large bushes.

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