Big Spring, TX 79720 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79720: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Big Spring, TX 79720

Acceptable Alternative
Vealmoor, TX 79720

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 944
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,786
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 612
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.515, Longitude -101.576
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 79720 has segments in 5 Counties (Borden, Glasscock, Howard, Martin, Sterling).

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Big Spring, TX 79720 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,769
Population in Households 30,129
Population in Familes 24,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,640
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 11,754
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 7,959
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,505 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,249 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,737 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $77,018
Average Home Value $108,664


Median Household Income $45,841
Average Household Income $59,130
Per Capita Income $21,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.07%
Households 1.18% 1.29%
Families 1.07% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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 79720 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79720 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 220 88th
Population Density1 # 1201 36th
Diversity Index2 # 301 84th
Median Household Income # 1049 44th
Per Capita Income # 1340 29th

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