Big Spring, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
36,213
0.374% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
2.74% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.4%
5.57% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,761
6.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$103,500
4.55% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
14,232
0.496% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Big Spring, TX had a population of 36.2k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $57,761. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Big Spring, TX declined from 36,349 to 36,213, a −0.374% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,208 to $57,761, a 6.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Big Spring, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.4%), White (Hispanic) (31.3%), Other (Hispanic) (7.85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.16%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.36%).

None of the households in Big Spring, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.8% of the residents in Big Spring, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Big Spring, TX are Howard College (225520) (563 degrees awarded in 2020) and Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (382911) (28 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Big Spring, TX was $103,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Big Spring, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Big Spring, TX was 2 cars per household.

Big Spring, TX borders Lamesa, TX and Midland, TX.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Big Spring, TX is home to a population of 36.2k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 11.1% of Big Spring, TX residents were born outside of the country (4.03k people).

In 2020, there were 1.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Big Spring, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k White (Hispanic) and 2.84k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2020 Citizenship
90.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.8% of Big Spring, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Big Spring, TX was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Big Spring, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 143
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 651
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.84k ± 604
43.3%
Hispanic Population
15.7k people

In 2020, there were 1.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Big Spring, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k White (Hispanic) and 2.84k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

43.3% of the people in Big Spring, TX are hispanic (15.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Big Spring, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.03k people
11.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.27k people

As of 2020, 11.1% of Big Spring, TX residents (4.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Big Spring, TX was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    710 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    587 ± 263
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    502 ± 162

Big Spring, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Big Spring, TX employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Big Spring, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,324 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,825 people), and Retail Trade (1,362 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,805), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,764), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,410).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

14.2k
2020 Value
± 940
−0.496%
1 Year decline
± 9.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Big Spring, TX declined at a rate of −0.496%, from 14.3k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Big Spring, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,515 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,448 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,305 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Big Spring, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

14.2k
2020 Value
± 940
−0.496%
1 Year decline
± 9.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Big Spring, TX declined at a rate of −0.496%, from 14.3k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Big Spring, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,324 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,825 people), and Retail Trade (1,362 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Big Spring, TX, though some of these residents may live in Big Spring, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,987
Median earning men ± $5,544
$24,536
Median earning women ± $1,574

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,607), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,438), and Public Administration ($57,321).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,164), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,258), and Wholesale Trade ($35,859).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 222
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 192
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 134
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $161k
    Manufacturing
  2. $94.1k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $59k
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Big Spring, TX awarded 591 degrees. The student population of Big Spring, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,346 male students and 2,376 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Big Spring, TX are Hispanic or Latino (290 and 49.7%), followed by White (238 and 40.8%), Black or African American (29 and 4.97%), and Two or More Races (20 and 3.42%).

The largest universities in Big Spring, TX by number of degrees awarded are Howard College (225520) (563 and 95.3%) and Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (382911) (28 and 4.74%).

The most popular majors in Big Spring, TX are General Studies (122 and 20.6%), Registered Nursing (73 and 12.4%), and General Business (71 and 12%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,722 students enrolled in Big Spring, TX, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,831 records, of which 66.7% were women and 33.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 122 degree-majors awarded
  2. 73 degree-majors awarded
  3. 59 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Big Spring, TX was General Studies with 122 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Big Spring, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 563 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Howard College (225520) with 563 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 184 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Big Spring, TX, which is 0.452 times less than the 407 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 290 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 238 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($260) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,655) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Big Spring, TX was $103,500 in 2020, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $99,000 to $103,500, a 4.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Big Spring, TX is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Big Spring, TX have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Big Spring, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Big Spring, TX is $57,761. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Big Spring, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

Property

$103,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,426
$7,536
Median Property Taxes
±$597

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Big Spring, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Big Spring, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2020
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.4% of the housing units in Big Spring, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Big Spring, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Big Spring, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $105,956, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $100,541 and $100,189.

The following map shows all of the counties in Big Spring, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,761
Median Household Income
± $2,906
11.4k
Number of Households
± 783

In 2020, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Big Spring, TX grew to $57,761 from the previous year's value of $54,208.

The following chart displays the households in Big Spring, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Big Spring, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (14.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (2%)

In 2020, 80.4% of workers in Big Spring, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.3%) and those who worked at home (2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Big Spring, TX have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Big Spring, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Big Spring, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Big Spring, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Big Spring, TX (5.18k out of 31.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Big Spring, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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83.2% of the population of Big Spring, TX has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 9.87% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.29% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 827 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.8%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
9.87%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
2.29%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Big Spring, TX declined by 1.32% from 17% to 16.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Big Spring, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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