Big Spring, Howard County, Texas

Big Spring is a city in Howard County, Texas. As of the 2014 census, the city population was 28,472. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.1 square miles. An elevation is 2,432 feet (741.27 m) above sea level. The population density was 1,490 people per square mile. The median age was 35.2 years (Texas state median age was 34.4 years). For every 100 females there were 138 males.
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Description of the Population
Population (Year: 2014)
28,472 residents
Population Change
+12.8% since 2000 year
Residents Median Age
35.2 years (State: 34.4)
Below the Poverty Line
17.5% (Year: 2015)
Population Males
16,511 residents
Population Females
11,961 residents
Population Urban
98% of residents
Population Rural
2% of residents
Foreign Born Residents
10.1% Latin America
Daytime Population Change
+1,069 (+3.7%)
Live and Work in the City
7,986 (76.5%)
Unemployment (Year: 2015)
4.7% (State: 4.4%)

Elections Results Data


    English Language Proficiency by Native Speakers


      Big Spring Marital Status Data (Over 15 Years Old)


        Big Spring Residents Living Below the Poverty Line (According to 2015)


          Year of Entry for the Foreign-born Big Spring Residents


            Countries for the Foreign-Born Residents

              Financial Information
              Median Sale for Vacant Units (Year: 2015)
              Median Home Value (Year: 2015)
              $76,447 (State: $152,000)
              Changes in Home Value
              +$40,147 since 2000 year
              Median Gross Rent (Year: 2015)
              Median Contract Rent Range (Year: 2015)
              $222 – $790
              Median Rent for Vacant Units (Year: 2015)
              Cost of Living Index (Date: February 2016)
              79 (USA: 100)
              Property Taxes with Mortgage (Year: 2015)
              $1,702 (1.60%)
              Property Taxes without Mortgage (Year: 2015)
              $607 (1.00%)
              Median Household Income (Year: 2015)
              $47,749 (State: $55,653)
              Changes in Household Income
              +$19,492 since 2000 year
              Median Per Capita Income (Year: 2015)
              Changes in Per Capita Income
              +$6,038 since 2000 year
              Education Data (by Residents, Schools, Colleges)

              Education attainment (25+ years residents)


                Males 25 Years and Older


                  Females 25 Years and Older


                    List of Largest Colleges & Universities

                    • Howard College
                      Full-time enrollment: 2,587
                      Location: 1001 Birdwell Lane
                    • Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
                      FT enrollment: 110
                      Location: 3200 Ave C

                    Other Colleges & Universities

                    • Midland College
                      about 40 miles
                      Midland, TX
                      Full-time enrollment: 3,650
                    • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
                      about 56 miles
                      Odessa, TX
                      FT enrollment: 2,982
                    • Odessa College
                      about 60 miles
                      Odessa, TX
                      FT enrollment: 3,107
                    • Angelo State University
                      about 82 miles
                      San Angelo, TX
                      FT enrollment: 6,019
                    • Texas Tech University
                      about 96 miles
                      Lubbock, TX
                      FT enrollment: 29,251
                    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
                      about 97 miles
                      Lubbock, TX
                      FT enrollment: 3,269
                    • Abilene Christian University
                      about 105 miles
                      Abilene, TX
                      FT enrollment: 4,025

                    List of Largest Public High Schools

                    • BIG SPRING H S
                      Students: 529
                      Location: 707 E 11TH PL
                      Grades: 8-12
                    • BIG SPRING AEP
                      Location: 708 E 11TH PL
                      Grades: 5-12

                    List of Largest Public Middle Schools

                    • BIG SPRING INT
                      Students: 974
                      Location: 2000 S GOLIAD
                      Grades: 6
                    • MARCY EL
                      Students: 533
                      Location: 2101 WASSON RD
                      Grades: KG-5
                    • WASHINGTON EL
                      Students: 394
                      Location: 1201 BIRDWELL LN
                      Grades: KG-5
                    • FORSAN EL AT ELBOW
                      Students: 322
                      Location: 5001 NICHOLS RD
                      Grades: PK-5
                    • GOLIAD EL
                      Location: 1900 S GOLIAD
                      Grades: KG-5
                    • MOSS EL
                      Location: 3200 FORDHAM AVE
                      Grades: KG-5
                    • BIG SPRING J H
                      Location: 610 E 6TH ST
                      Grades: 7-8
                    Big Spring Police Department
                    Full-time Employees (Year: 2015)
                    52 policemen
                    Full-time Law Enforcement Officers
                    37 policemen
                    Officers per 1,000 Residents
                    1.29 policemen (State: 2.09)
                    Labor Market Description

                    Unemployment Rate


                      Male: Employment in Industries (Services)


                        Female: Employment in Industries (Services)


                          Male: Most Common Occupations


                            Female: Most Common Occupations

                              Big Spring Infrastructure
                              Grocery Stores in the City
                              3 stores
                              Grocery Stores per 10,000 Citizens
                              0.93 (State: 1.47)
                              Supercenters in the City
                              1 centers
                              Supercenters per 10,000 Citizens
                              0.31 (State: 0.14)
                              Convenience Stores not at Gas Stations
                              2 stores
                              Convenience Stores per 10,000 (no Gas)
                              0.62 (State: 1.11)
                              Convenience Stores at Gas Stations
                              23 stores
                              Convenience Stores per 10,000 (with Gas)
                              7.13 (State: 3.95)
                              Number of Restaurants in the City
                              21 restaurants
                              Restaurants per 10,000 Citizens
                              6.51 (State: 6.13)
                              Number of Houses in the City

                              Hospitals in Big Spring

                              • BIG SPRING STATE HOSPITAL
                                1901 NORTH HIGHWAY 87
                              • COMANCHE FLATS
                                1315 BAYLOR
                              • FORDHAM HOME BIG SPRING
                                3304 FORDHAM AVE
                              • HALL BENNETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
                                411 EAST 9TH STREET
                              • HAMILTON HOME
                                3801 HAMILTON ST
                              • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF BIG SPRING
                                1510 SOUTH GREGG STREET
                              • SCENIC MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER
                                1601 W 11TH PLACE
                              • VA WEST TEXAS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
                                Government Federal
                                300 VETERANS BLVD.
                              • BIG SPRING CARE CENTER
                                901 GOLIAD STREET
                              • COMANCHE TRAIL NURSING CENTER
                                3200 PARKWAY
                              • LAMUN-LUSK-SANCHEZ TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME
                                1809 N HWY 87
                              • MOUNTAIN VIEW LODGE
                                2009 VIRGINIA
                                3200 PARKWAY
                              • FMC WEST TEXAS DIALYSIS
                                501 BIRDWELL LANE
                              • CARING HEARTS
                                1900 SCURRY STREET
                              • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF THE PERMIAN BASIN
                                1900 GREGG STREET SUITE C

                              Airports & Heliports in Big Spring

                              • Big Spring Mc Mahon-Wrinkle Airport
                              • Edwards Lucian Wells Ranch Airport
                              • West Texas Va Health Care System Heliport

                              Amtrak Stations in Big Spring

                              • BIG SPRING (GREYHOUND STA., 311 E. THIRD ST.)
                                Bus Station . Services: intercity bus service.

                              Average Travel Time to Work


                                Means of Transportation for Getting to Work

                                  Other Information

                                  Big Spring by Race (According to 2015)


                                    Crime Rates per 100,000 Residents (According to 2015)


                                      Natural Disasters in Big Spring

                                        Common Weather Information
                                        Tornadoes Average Activity
                                        19% (Smaller then US)
                                        Earthquakes Average Activity
                                        44% (Smaller then US)
                                        Number of Natural Disasters
                                        12 pc. (State: 13 pc.)
                                        Number of Major Disasters
                                        3 pc.
                                        Number of Emergencies Disasters
                                        5 pc.
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                                        ZIP Codes for Big Spring: 79720
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