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Big Spring, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Big Spring had a population of 30,003 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.2504 and longitude -101.4787 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Spring 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Spring: Big Springs, Bigspring.

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Big Spring, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Big Spring, TX Housing Affordability Index is 268
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Big Spring, TX Wealth Index is 58
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 30,003 (100%)
Population in Households 22,738 (75.8%)
Population in Families 18,453 (61.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,265 (24.2%)
Population Density 1,570
Diversity Index2 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,142
Average Household Income $61,803
Per Capita Income $20,947
Wealth Index4 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,976 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,054 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,657 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,264 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $80,204
Housing Affordability Index3 268
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,712
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 5,726
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.03% 0.4%
Households 0.57% 0.46%
Families 0.48% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Big Spring, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Spring to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 110 94th
Population Density # 411 77th
Diversity Index # 92 95th
Median Household Income # 1002 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1167 33rd

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