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Big Lake, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Big Lake had a population of 3,024 as of July 1, 2015. Big Lake 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 Lake is located at latitude 31.1935 and longitude -101.46 in Reagan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Reagan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,690 feet.

The City of Big Lake (GNIS ID: 2409844) 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 Lake is located within Big Lake Division of Reagan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Big Lake, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,024
Population in Households 2,997
Population in Familes 2,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 2,243
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 1,018
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 791
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 760 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $89,437
Average Home Value $111,776


Median Household Income $60,107
Average Household Income $67,467
Per Capita Income $23,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 1.56%
Households 0.71% 1.6%
Families 0.41% 1.57%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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 Lake, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lake to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 556 68th
Population Density1 # 257 85th
Diversity Index2 # 284 84th
Median Household Income # 390 78th
Per Capita Income # 747 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.