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The City of Big Lake had a population of 3,257 as of July 1, 2017. Big Lake 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 Lake is located at latitude 31.1935 and longitude -101.46 in Reagan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Reagan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,690 feet.

The City of Big Lake (GNIS ID: 2409844) 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 Lake is located within Big Lake Division of Reagan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Lake 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 Lake, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,257
Daytime Population: Workers 1,087
Daytime Population: Residents 2,222
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,230
Population in Familes 2,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 2,075
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $51,062
Average Household Income $65,821
Per Capita Income $22,322


Total Housing Units 1,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 805 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $73,747
Average Home Value $79,596


Total Households 1,087
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 844
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 1.44% 0.41%
Households 1.43% 0.4%
Families 1.2% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Big Lake, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lake 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 # 533 70th
Population Density # 292 83rd
Diversity Index # 294 83rd
Median Household Income # 683 61st
Per Capita Income # 997 43rd

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