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Big Lake, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Big Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Reagan County at latitude 31.1935 and longitude -101.46. Reagan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,690 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Big Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Big Lake, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Big Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Big Lake, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,993
Population in Households 2,966
Population in Familes 2,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 2,220
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,009
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 783
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 755 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $87,559
Average Home Value $105,644


Median Household Income $56,485
Average Household Income $66,550
Per Capita Income $22,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.45% 1.57%
Households 0.66% 1.65%
Families 0.27% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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, 2014 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 # 557 68th
Population Density1 # 253 86th
Diversity Index2 # 259 85th
Median Household Income # 396 77th
Per Capita Income # 741 58th

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