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The City of Big Wells had a population of 789 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Big Wells is located at latitude 28.5699 and longitude -99.5702 in Dimmit County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dimmit County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 538 feet.

The City of Big Wells (GNIS ID: 2409847) 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 Wells is located within Big Wells Division of Dimmit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Wells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Big Wells, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 789
Daytime Population: Workers 140
Daytime Population: Residents 627
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 767
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 666
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,425
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $20,548
Average Household Income $34,055
Per Capita Income $12,092


Total Housing Units 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $35,544
Average Home Value $58,014


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 197
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 1.72% 1.43%
Households 1.69% 1.48%
Families 2.65% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Big Wells, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Wells to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1088 38th
Population Density # 480 73rd
Diversity Index # 1107 37th
Median Household Income # 1726 1st
Per Capita Income # 1606 8th

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