Ector County is one of 254 counties in Texas. It is part of the Odessa-Midland Metropolitan Area. Its population is approximately 125,110. Population estimates by race groups are: Anglo – 57.6%, Hispanic – 35.2%, Black – 6.3%and Other 0.9%. Ector County is approximately midway between Fort Worth and El Paso and covers an area of 907 square mile situated in the heart of the Permian Basin. Ector County was created in 1887 from Tom Green County and was organized in 1891. It was named for M.D. Ector, a Texas legislator-jurist.
The annual rainfall of Ector County is 13.7 inches. Most of the annual precipitation in the county comes as a result of mid to late summer thunderstorms. These are sometimes accompanied by winds in excess of 40 miles per hour. The climate of the county is typical of semiarid regions. The vegetation consists of native grasses and native brush species.
Mission: To provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of Ector County. Extension brings the resources of the Texas A&M University System to Ector County. Through field based faculty, Extension provides unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance in the following core service areas:
- Community & economic development
- Environmental stewardship
- Individual & family capacity
- Nutrition, diet, and health
- Youth development
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