Community Profile


LABOR:

The total labor force of Andrews is 8,808. 8,430 are employed. The Andrews Unemployment rate is 4.3%.

UTILITIES:

DIGITAL TELEPHONE: Suddenlink & Windstream Comm.
HI-SPEED INTERNET: Suddenlink & Windstream Comm.
ELECTRICITY: TXU Electric Delivery (Reliability-99.98)
WATER: City of Andrews, from 16 wells in two fields, with 3 mgd. usage and 10 mgd. capability.
NATURAL GAS: Texas Gas Service (BTU-1,000)
SEWER: Modern disposal plant has capacity for a town of 20,000; Maximum-1,800,000 mgd.

TRANSPORTATION:

Andrews is the County Seat of Andrews County located on east-west highway State 176; north-south highway U.S. 385, and northeast-southwest highway State 115. Interstate 20 is also easily accessible by multiple routes. The Andrews County Airport offers three runways; the longest is 5,815 feet and lighted. Self-service fuel and instrument landing system available. Commercial airline service is available at nearby Midland International Air& Space Port (37 miles, 560,000 boardings per year). Freight carriers serving Andrews include Central Freight, Airborne Express, DHL, UPS and Federal Express (Fed-Ex).

GENERAL:

MEDICAL: One 40-bed county hospital, state-of-the-art emergency rooms, 90-bed long-term care facility, 12 doctors, 4 dentists, two optometrists, and two pharmacists.
EDUCATION: Texas Education Agency “Recognized” district. Three elementary schools, one renovated middle school, and a renovated high school, which features the Andrews Performance Center.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Andrews Business & Technology Center. Odessa College, (27 mi.) UT-Permian Basin (27 mi.)
MOTELS: Five motels with 300 rooms and 1 bed and breakfast. Rooms for extended stays are available at three of the five motels.
RESTAURANTS: 25 restaurants; variety of menus.
BANKS: Two banks with total deposits of $117,000,000.
CREDIT UNIONS: One credit union with $5,970,000 in total deposits.
NEWS MEDIA: One bi-weekly newspaper; one radio station.

POPULATION: 2014 (est.)

City: 13,245
County: 17,477

GOVERNMENT SERVICES:

Home Rule form of government; five council members and a mayor. 17 police officers and 24 EMS professionals (All City of Andrews police officers are cross-trained as certified EMS professionals.) 45 volunteer fire fighters, 13 fire fighting vehicles and four fully equipped ambulances.

TAX RATE: (per $100 Assessed Value)

Andrews County $0.5105
Andrews City $0.18900
Andrews ISD $1.17000
Andrews County Hospital $0.38650
TOTAL: $2.256

 

State Sales Tax $0.06250
Municipal Sales Tax $0.01500
Economic Development Tax $0.00500
TOTAL: $0.08250

INCENTIVES: (Subject to AEDC Board Approval)

  • ½ cent Sales Tax for Economic Development
  • Free Land in Two Business Parks
  • Tax Abatement (up to 10 yrs. at 100%)
  • Job Creation Grants
  • No Development Fees
  • Expedited permitting process
  • Industrial Revenue Bond

MAJOR AREA EMPLOYERS:

Andrews ISD 465 Education
Permian Regional Medical Ctr. 350 Medical
Kirby West Company 250 Vacuum Cleaners
Andrews County 153 Municipality
Waste Control Specialists 150 Waste Disposal
Dennis Porter Inc. 75 Grocery & Retail

RESOURCES:

Petroleum, Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Natural Gasoline, Sulphur, Beef Cattle, Cotton, and Grain

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