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Howard County

Population in 2012: 27,546 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 

Males: 15,989  (58.0%)
Females: 11,557  (42.0%)

Median resident age:  36.5 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 79720.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $37,506 (it was $28,257 in 2000)
Big Spring:

$37,506
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $15,323

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $59,405 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Big Spring:

$59,405
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,446; Detached houses: $63,528; Townhouses or other attached units: $40,505; In 2-unit structures: $35,885; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $58,593; Mobile homes: $13,599

Median gross rent in 2011: $637.

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  • White alone - 12,506 (46.5%)
  • Hispanic - 11,710 (43.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,690 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 499 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 233 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 160 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 104 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.03%)

Races in Big Spring detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Spring: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.6%), German (8.0%), English (6.6%), United States (6.0%), Scottish (1.7%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2432 feet

Land area: 19.1 square miles.

Population density: 1441 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Big Spring:

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Spring city:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

5,065 residents are foreign born (16.2% Latin America).

This city:  18.8%
Texas:  16.1%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 100 registered sex offenders living in Big Spring, Texas as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Spring to the number of sex offenders is 245 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,219 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $517 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Midland, TX (40.1 miles , pop. 94,996).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (244.0 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (261.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Coahoma, TX (3.3 miles ), Forsan, TX (3.4 miles ), Stanton, TX (4.5 miles ), Ackerly, TX (4.9 miles ), Tarzan-Lenorah, TX (5.2 miles ), Westbrook, TX (5.3 miles ), Colorado City, TX (6.1 miles ), Fluvanna-Sharon Ridge, TX (6.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $38,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $165,100

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 32.24 N, Longitude: 101.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,286 (+4.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,647 (77.9%)

Area code: 432

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Crime rates in Big Spring by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 5111111022002
per 100,000 21.93.93.84.04.04.04.00.08.48.30.00.07.2
Rapes 30151619161817351622171915
per 100,000 131.158.160.775.464.172.268.2145.266.891.069.868.254.0
Robberies 1038201113152633409911
per 100,000 43.711.630.479.444.152.260.1107.9137.8165.437.032.339.6
Assaults 504043454555105136108118152162132
per 100,000 218.5155.0163.2178.7180.2220.6421.0564.3450.9488.0624.1581.6475.3
Burglaries 354300318391390346348429410349353231271
per 100,000 1547.11162.51206.61552.61562.01388.11395.31780.21711.81443.31449.3829.3975.7
Thefts 6956106676935494837511,1121,1031,3171,001768785
per 100,000 3037.52363.82530.72751.72198.81937.73011.24614.34605.05446.44109.72757.02826.4
Auto thefts 43355241344360757659473643
per 100,000 187.9135.6197.3162.8136.2172.5240.6311.2317.3244.0193.0129.2154.8
Arson 6761124691724116
per 100,000 26.227.122.84.048.116.024.137.371.099.34.13.621.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 465.5284.9309.5371.8327.5324.7415.8615.7549.1594.4489.0371.4370.4

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Crime rate in Big Spring detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 49 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Texas average:

1.95

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Big Spring, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Big Spring-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Big Spring city center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/20/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Spring-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Big Spring center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/2/2001 at 01:55:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/2001 at 00:07:08, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from Big Spring center
On 8/26/1992 at 03:24:52, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Betty Buckley - Actress, Ryan Tannehill - Football player, Sonny Dykes - College football coach, J. J. Pickle - Politician, Janette Luu - Television news anchor, Ronna Reeves - Country singer, Celinda Pink - Country singer, Charley Johnson - Football player, Charlie West - Football player, Dave O'Brien (actor) - Film actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Big Spring:

  • SCENIC MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1601 W 11TH PLACE)
  • VA WEST TEXAS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, 300 VETERANS BLVD.)

Political contributions by individuals in Big Spring, TX

Airports located in Big Spring:


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Amtrak station:

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

Local government website: www.ci.big-spring.tx.us

Colleges/Universities in Big Spring:

  • Howard College (Full-time enrollment: 1,543; Location: 1001 Birdwell Lane; Public; Website: www.howardcollege.edu)
  • Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (FT enrollment: 93; Location: 3200 Ave C; Public; Website: www.howardcollege.edu/swcid/)

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

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 56 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • Angelo State University (about 82 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Texas Tech University (about 96 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 97 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 105 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • South Plains College (about 106 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 173 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)

Public high schools in Big Spring:

Public elementary/middle schools in Big Spring:

See full list of schools located in Big Spring, School District: BIG SPRING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Big Spring:

  • HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $387,519; Location: 500 S MAIN ST; 70,296 books; 2,047 audio materials; 1,849 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Big Spring: Big Spring Fire Department Station 5 (A), Big Spring Fire Department Station 1 (B), Big Spring Fire Department Station 2 (C), Big Spring Fire Department Station 4 (D), Big Spring Fire Department Station 3 (E), Air Evac Lifeteam Base Big Spring (F), Potton-Hayden House (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Spring include: Saint Paul Church (A), Trinity Baptist Church (B), Primitive Baptist Church (C), Northside Baptist Church (D), New Mount Zion Baptist Church (E), Iglesia Bautista Central Church (F), Hillcrest Baptist Church (G), First Mexican Baptist Church (H), College Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Olive Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Cosden Lake (A), Comanche Lake (B), Refinery Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Spring include: Comanche Trail City Park (1), ABC Park (2), Big Spring State Park (3), Birdwell Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Fastrax Family Fun Center (1001 Scurry Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Camlot Inn (2902 East Interstate 20) (1), Best Western Plaza Inn (300 Tulane Avenue) (2), Best Western Motor Lodge (I 20 And Us # 87) (3), Classic Inn (2900 West Highway 80) (4), Comfort Inn Big Spring (2900 East I-20) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Big Spring City - Municipal Court (310 Nolan Street) (1), C A S A Court Appointed Special Advocates (210 West 3rd Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Spring and their reported violations in the past:

TXDOT REST AREA COAHOMA (Population served: 1400, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.7%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Black residents, 29.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.5% for American Indian residents, 34.7% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Spring, TX

People in group quarters in Big Spring in 2010:

  • 2,940 people in federal detention centers
  • 2,288 people in federal prisons
  • 280 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 264 people in college/university student housing
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 68 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Big Spring in 2000:

  • 2,620 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 1,294 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 244 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 208 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 135 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Big Spring compared to Texas state average:

Big Spring, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Big Spring (2011 data):

  • Western Bank: Downtown Big Spring Branch at 607 S. Scurry, branch established on 2003/07/01; Big Spring Branch at 1810 East Fm 700, branch established on 1992/09/21. Info updated 2009/06/01: Bank assets: $196.5 mil, Deposits: $174.0 mil, headquarters in Coahoma, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Western Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Big Spring Branch at 400 S Main Street, branch established on 1934/02/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The State National Bank of Big Spring: The State National Bank Of Big Sprin at 901 Main Street, branch established on 1909/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.9 mil, Deposits: $273.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Snb Financial, Inc.
  • LONE STAR STATE BANK OF WEST TEXAS: Big Spring Branch at 600 E. Fm 700, branch established on 2008/04/21. Info updated 2009/01/08: Bank assets: $431.3 mil, Deposits: $384.4 mil, headquarters in Lubbock, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Big Spring Branch at 1500 South Gregg Street, branch established on 1935/07/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Big Spring Wal-Mart Branch at 201 West Marcy, branch established on 2001/06/23. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • American State Bank: Big Spring Branch at 1411 Gregg Street, branch established on 1956/07/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,079.1 mil, Deposits: $2,459.5 mil, headquarters in Lubbock, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: American State Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Spring, Texas:

  • Motel 6 Big Spring , 600 W Ih-20 Rt 2, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 267-1695, Fax: (432) 267-4048
  • Best Western Motor Lodge, 700 W I-20, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 267-1601
  • Comfort Inn Big Spring , 2900 E I-20, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 267-4553, Fax: (432) 267-4553
  • Holiday Inn Express , 1109 Aylesford, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 263-5400, Fax: (432) 263-5401
  • Hampton Inn & Suites , 805 W I-20 Hwy, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 264-9800, Fax: (432) 264-9801
  • Advantage Inn And Suites , 804 W Interstate 20, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 263-5200, Fax: (432) 263-5462
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites , 1102 Ih 20 W, Big Spring, TX 79720 , Phone: (432) 264-0222, Fax: (432) 264-0840
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Spring, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Big Spring travel time to work - commute


Big Spring mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Spring (based on Howard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.32%
Here67.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents51.9%21.7%7.6%5.9%2.2%
Congregations41.4%6.9%8.6%15.5%1.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.4%1.4%4.8%
Congregations3.4%1.7%3.4%1.7%15.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Howard County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Howard County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Howard County:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$33,179$39,8150$0
Other Government Administration 8$32,944$49,4160$0
Judicial and Legal 5$18,682$44,8370$0
Police Protection - Officers 54$181,991$40,4420$0
Police - Other 3$4,698$18,7920$0
Firefighters 36$142,207$47,4020$0
Fire - Other 1$3,142$37,7040$0
Streets and Highways 14$31,724$27,1920$0
Airports 7$19,350$33,1710$0
Welfare 1$3,153$37,8361$1,215
Health 17$70,655$49,8740$0
Solid Waste Management 16$44,271$33,2030$0
Sewerage 8$23,158$34,7370$0
Parks and Recreation 9$20,732$27,6430$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$6,009$24,0362$2,872
Water Supply 38$98,685$31,1640$0
Other and Unallocable 16$40,897$30,6730$0
Totals for Government 246$775,477$37,8283$4,087

Big Spring government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $55,802,000 ($2025.78)
    Water Utilities: $5,270,000 ($191.32)
    Police Protection: $3,332,000 ($120.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,523,000 ($91.59)
    General - Other: $2,052,000 ($74.49)
    Sewerage: $1,757,000 ($63.78)
    Health - Other: $1,707,000 ($61.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,461,000 ($53.04)
    Regular Highways: $1,387,000 ($50.35)
    Air Transportation: $824,000 ($29.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $697,000 ($25.30)
    Central Staff Services: $622,000 ($22.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $301,000 ($10.93)
    Financial Administration: $286,000 ($10.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $231,000 ($8.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $168,000 ($6.10)
    General Public Buildings: $119,000 ($4.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $527,000 ($19.13)
    Sewerage: $350,000 ($12.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000 ($7.99)
    Police Protection: $150,000 ($5.45)
    Water Utilities: $95,000 ($3.45)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($1.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($0.51)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,505,000 ($381.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $266,000 ($9.66)

Big Spring government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,365,000 ($85.86)
    Sewerage: $2,050,000 ($74.42)
    All Other: $1,199,000 ($43.53)
    Air Transportation: $634,000 ($23.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $367,000 ($13.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $315,000 ($11.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $55,860,000 ($2027.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $248,000 ($9.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $230,000 ($8.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $83,000 ($3.01)
    Royalties: $75,000 ($2.72)
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000 ($1.52)
    Rents: $34,000 ($1.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,878,000 ($213.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,376,000 ($86.26)
    Health and Hospitals: $130,000 ($4.72)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,235,000 ($153.74)
    Property: $3,028,000 ($109.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,256,000 ($45.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $357,000 ($12.96)
    Other License: $134,000 ($4.86)
    Amusements Sales: $30,000 ($1.09)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $29,000 ($1.05)
    Public Utility License: $16,000 ($0.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000 ($0.22)

Big Spring government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,600,000 ($203.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,990,000 ($181.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $610,000 ($22.14)

Big Spring government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,559,000 ($419.63)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($0.22)

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Midland County, TX  0.59% ($32,143 average AGI)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.28% ($28,111)
from Dawson County, TX  0.24% ($17,304)


7.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Midland County, TX  1.05% ($78,881 average AGI)
to Ector County, TX  0.45% ($32,116)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.43% ($22,488)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Spring:

  • KBYG (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: DREW BALLARD)
  • KBST (1490 AM; 1 kW; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMND (1510 AM; daytime; 2 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Spring:

  • KBTS (94.3 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KBST-FM (95.7 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KBCX (91.5 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTXC (104.7 FM; LAMESA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K209DK (89.7 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCHX (106.7 FM; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • DK280BP (103.9 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: PONCA CITY RADIO INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Spring:

  • KWAB-TV (Channel 4; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K10HH (Channel 10; BIG SPRINGS, TX; Owner: ICA BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • K46FO (Channel 46; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Big Spring fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Spring)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 259 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Big Spring, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Spring)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Spring)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 233
  • Hazardous Condition: 36
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Big Spring


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Spring, TX

Most common first names in Big Spring, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22972.0 years
William20872.7 years
John18473.5 years
Mary17877.6 years
Robert13068.0 years
George10173.6 years
Joe7968.2 years
Willie7976.0 years
Charles7569.8 years
Ruby6680.2 years
Most common last names in Big Spring, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12976.2 years
Jones7575.3 years
Johnson7074.3 years
Williams6873.7 years
Brown6775.0 years
White6170.2 years
Walker5874.9 years
Miller5577.4 years
Anderson5578.2 years
Moore5475.0 years
Businesses in Big Spring, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster1Nike3
ColorTyme1Payless1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Big Spring, TX


Big Spring on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • Russell P. Rutledge, Sr. (5)
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  • Russell P. Rutledge, Jr. (3)
  • John E. Freeman (1)
  • Sara Molina (1)
  • Floyd L. Brownfield (1)

Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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