For population 25 years and over in Big Spring:
For population 15 years and over in Big Spring city:
5,065 residents are foreign born (16.2% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,219 (1.6%)
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:
Latitude: 32.24 N, Longitude: 101.48 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,286 (+4.8%)
Area code: 432
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: +2,106 (+9.1%).
Work and jobs in Big Spring: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Big Spring, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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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
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See full list of schools located in Big Spring, School District: BIG SPRING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Spring and their reported violations in the past:TXDOT REST AREA COAHOMA (Population served: 1400, Purch_groundwater):
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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)
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Religion statistics for Big Spring (based on Howard County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.32%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
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Big Spring government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):
6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,608 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,107 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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:
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Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2014.