The City of Big Spring had a population of 30,744 as of July 1, 2017. Big Spring ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Big Spring is located at latitude 32.2383 and longitude -101.4857 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Spring (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,441 feet.
The City of Big Spring (GNIS ID: 2409845) 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 Spring is located within Big Spring Division of Howard County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Spring population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Spring: Big Springs, Bigspring.
|Daytime Population: Workers||9,545|
|Daytime Population: Residents||15,696|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||25,241|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||0.82|
|Population in Households||23,664|
|Population in Familes||19,169|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||7,080|
|Median Household Income||$42,442|
|Average Household Income||$56,450|
|Per Capita Income||$19,795|
|Total Housing Units||10,215 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,268 (51.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,822 (37.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,124 (11.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$75,572|
|Average Home Value||$101,186|
|Average Household Size||2.6|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.96%|
|Per Capita Income||1.56%|
The table below compares Big Spring 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.
|Total Population||# 105||94th|
|Population Density||# 405||77th|
|Diversity Index||# 98||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 1061||39th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1232||30th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.