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Big Wells, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Big Wells had a population of 750 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Big Wells, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 750
Population in Households 749
Population in Familes 637
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,354
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $19,726
Average Household Income $34,827
Per Capita Income $12,426


Total Housing Units 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $38,406
Average Home Value $63,561


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.89% 0.5%
Households 0.96% 0.5%
Families 1.81% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

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, 2018 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 # 1103 37th
Population Density # 530 70th
Diversity Index # 1146 35th
Median Household Income # 1732 1st
Per Capita Income # 1583 10th

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