Big Spring, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 25,233. Estimated population in 2021: 24,253 (-3.9% change)
Males: 14,030 (55.6%), Females: 11,203 (44.4%)

Howard County

Zip codes: 79720.

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $28,257
Median house value: $36,500

Races in Big Spring:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.4%)
  • Hispanic (44.6%)
  • Other race (14.4%)
  • Black (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (9.6%), Irish (6.0%), German (5.8%), English (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), French (1.1%).

Elevation: 2432 feet

Land area: 19.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Spring

  • High school or higher: 67.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Spring city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

7.1% Foreign born (6.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,106 (+9.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Big Spring:

  • BIG SPRING STATE HOSPITAL (P O BOX 231 LAMESA HIGHWAY)
  • SCENIC MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER (1601 W 11TH PLACE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Big Spring:

  • MARTIN COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 26 miles; STANTON, TX)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • HEART PLACE HOSPITAL (about 46 miles; MIDLAND, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Spring:

  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 55 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 93 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Abbreviation: SJT)
  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 100 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Spring:

  • BIG SPRING MC MAHON-WRINKLE (about 5 miles; BIG SPRING, TX; Abbreviation: BPG)
  • STANTON MUNI (about 25 miles; STANTON, TX; Abbreviation: 63F)
  • COLORADO CITY (about 42 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX; Abbreviation: T88)
Amtrak station:
BIG SPRING (GREYHOUND STA., 311 E. THIRD ST.) – Bus Station. Services: intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Big Spring:

  • HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT (Full-time enrollment: 1,426; Location: 1001 BIRDWELL LN; Public; Website: www.hc.cc.tx.us)
  • SOUTHWEST COLLEGE INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF (Full-time enrollment: 123; Location: 3200 AVE C; Public; Website: www.hc.cc.tx.us/swcid/swcid1.htm)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Spring:

  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 45 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 73 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 97 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 115 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 122 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 123 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)

Schools

Public high school in Big Spring:

  • BIG SPRING H S (Students: 1,102; Location: 708 E 11TH PALCE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Big Spring:

  • BIG SPRING JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 620; Location: 610 E 6TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • GOLIAD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • MARCY EL (Students: 445; Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: KG – 04)
  • MOSS EL (Students: 332; Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: PK – 04)
  • WASHINGTON EL (Students: 322; Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: PK – 04)
  • ELBOW EL (Students: 310; Location: 5001 NICHOLS RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BAUER EL (Students: 306; Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: KG – 04)
  • KENTWOOD EL (Students: 190; Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: KG – 04)
  • BIG SPRING AEP (Location: 708 E 11TH PL; Grades: 05 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Big Spring:

  • ST MARY’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 118 CEDAR; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in Big Spring:

  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $384,932; Location: 500 S MAIN ST; 50,994 books; 1,304 audio materials; 2,849 video materials; 73 serial subscriptions)

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