Odessa, DE Overview

The quaint and quiet Main Street of Odessa offers a superb example of rural America’s adaptation of Georgian architecture, and the town’s entire historic district is included on the National Register of Historic Places.  Just a short drive from Blackbird State Forest, this region is also convenient to the recreational opportunities of Lums Pond State Park and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal with its associated wildlife management area.


Population Growth (since 2000)283%
Population Density (ppl / mile)617.00
Household Size (ppl)2.952
Households w/ Children49%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover9%
5+ Years in Residency37%
Median Year in Residency3.52

Housing Inventory

Odessa, DE Housing Inventory 517100100517100

Market Overview

3 listings with an estimated median price of $275,000

$200K - 300K2
$300K - 400K1
Property TypeCount
Single Family1

(Data as of 7/5/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Odessa, DE Population Demographics

Total: 313


Median Age: 35.84

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Odessa, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Odessa, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Odessa, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Odessa, DE Highest Education Level Attained 37462040335037464033

Employment and Finance


Odessa, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $113,091)

Odessa, DE Income by dollar range 01122111261116261629000

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Odessa, DE Crime

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