Big Spring, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Big Spring, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Big Spring had a population of 30,439 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 30,439
Population in Households 22,988
Population in Familes 18,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,451
Population Density2 1,594
Diversity Index3 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,533
Average Household Income $57,162
Per Capita Income $19,855

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,082 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,736 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,164 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $77,172
Average Home Value $110,001
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,819
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 5,790
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.34% 0.4%
Households 0.79% 0.47%
Families 0.67% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Big Spring, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 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 # 110 94th
Population Density # 413 76th
Diversity Index # 91 95th
Median Household Income # 1078 38th
Per Capita Income # 1233 30th

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