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, 2017)


Total Population 38,457
Daytime Population: Workers 12,468
Daytime Population: Residents 20,345
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,813
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 31,215
Population in Familes 25,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,242
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $47,267
Average Household Income $62,050
Per Capita Income $22,050


Total Housing Units 13,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,798 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,350 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,407 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $81,676
Average Home Value $114,581


Total Households 12,148
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 8,238
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.7% 0.96%
Households 1.45% 1.13%
Families 1.37% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Big Spring, TX 79720 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79720 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 225 88th
Population Density # 1181 36th
Diversity Index # 299 84th
Median Household Income # 1085 41st
Per Capita Income # 1339 28th

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