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The City of Big Spring had a population of 30,454 as of July 1, 2016. Big Spring ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Spring is located at latitude 32.2383 and longitude -101.4857 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Spring (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,441 feet.

The City of Big Spring (GNIS ID: 2409845) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Big Spring is located within Big Spring Division of Howard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Spring population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Spring: Big Springs, Bigspring.

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Big Spring, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,454
Population in Households 22,977
Population in Familes 18,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,477
Population Density1 1,595
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 8,844
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 5,803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,107 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,737 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,379 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $71,014
Average Home Value $97,401


Median Household Income $41,953
Average Household Income $54,322
Per Capita Income $19,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 0.96%
Households 1.09% 1.22%
Families 0.92% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Big Spring, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Spring to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 105 94th
Population Density1 # 405 77th
Diversity Index2 # 99 94th
Median Household Income # 982 44th
Per Capita Income # 1217 30th

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