Big Wells, Texas

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Population in 2019: 702 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 354  (50.5%)
Females: 348  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

32.7 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78830.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $25,833 (it was $15,208 in 2000)
Big Wells:

$25,833
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $15,971 (it was $6,594 in 2000)

Big Wells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $58,784 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
Big Wells:

$58,784
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $79,397; detached houses: $57,729; mobile homes: $208,894

Median gross rent in 2019: $835.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Wells: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 43.5%
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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Big Wells, Texas as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Wells is 188 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 535 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,264 people per square mile   (low).

Big Wells, Texas map

40 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.2%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $548 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $533 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Laredo, TX (72.5 miles , pop. 176,576).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Antonio, TX (88.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Brundage, TX (2.4 miles),
Asherton, TX (3.8 miles ),
Chula Vista-River Spur, TX (4.0 miles ),
Catarina, TX (4.0 miles),
Carrizo Hill, TX (4.0 miles ),
Crystal City, TX (4.2 miles ),
Carrizo Springs, TX (4.2 miles ),
Las Colonias, TX (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 28.57 N, Longitude: 99.57 W

Area code: 830

Distribution of median household income in Big Wells, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Big Wells, TX in 2019
Big Wells satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Big Wells, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.7%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (17.6%)
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (45.8%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
  • Food (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Big Wells, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.8%)
  • Carpenters (6.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Extraction workers (5.9%)
  • Religious workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (24.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.0%)
  • Cashiers (12.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Child care workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Big Wells, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Wells-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the Big Wells city center killed 5 people and injured 12 people.

On 4/29/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 5 people.

Earthquake activity:

Big Wells-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 316.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Big Wells center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dimmit County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Wells topographic map

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

  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 47 miles; Uvalde, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,569)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 70 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Laredo Community College (about 74 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Palo Alto College (about 81 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 82 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 86 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • San Antonio College (about 89 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)

Public elementary/middle school in Big Wells:

  • BIG WELLS EL (Location: 1312 MISSOURI, Grades: PK-2)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Big Wells Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dimmit County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.0%
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: 0.4% of all households
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Big Wells:

Marital status in Big Wells, TX
  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 32.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Big Wells:

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Wells, TX (based on Dimmit County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,1004
Evangelical Protestant1,06410
Other2162
Mainline Protestant2082
Black Protestant-1
None--
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Dimmit County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Dimmit County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Dimmit County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Dimmit County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dimmit County:

21.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.6%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Big Wells:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Wells:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.9%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Wells, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$10,972$21,9440$0
Water Supply 1$2,800$33,6000$0
Totals for Government 7$13,772$23,6090$0

9.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  1.44% ($36,519 average AGI)
to Zavala County, TX  1.03% ($28,405)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Wells:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KBEN (1450 AM; 1 kW; CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX; Owner: SYLVIA MIJARES)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Wells:

  • KLMO-FM (98.9 FM; DILLEY, TX; Owner: DILLEY BROADCASTERS)
  • KBNU (93.9 FM; UVALDE, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)
  • KCZO (92.1 FM; CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KHER (94.3 FM; CRYSTAL CITY, TX; Owner: SYLVIA MIJARES)

Big Wells fatal accident list:

Oct 4, 2009 05:35 PM, Travis, Arkansas, Lat: 28.568378, Lon: -99.571914, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 18, 1979 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.5mTotal length
  • 48,170Total average daily traffic
  • 14,309Total average daily truck traffic
  • 67,490Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Big Wells)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 200 Ft W Of Fm 1558 & 10 Mi Sse (Lat: 28.467500 Lon: -99.495056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 97 m, Call Sign: WNDE725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.217 MHz, 159.090 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 07/14/2022, Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:
  • .5 Mi N On Hwy 1867 .25 Mi W (Lat: 28.583583 Lon: -99.571167), Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: KNCZ536, Licensee ID: L00009844,
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.637 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/1996, Expiration Date: 08/12/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2001, Registrant: Texaco Communications Inc, 777 Walker, Houston, TX 77252-2099, Phone: (877) 860-3584, Fax: (713) 241-1716, Email:
  • Oryx Big Wills 1.1 Mi Ne (Lat: 28.591083 Lon: -99.561722), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNXC515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/1996, Expiration Date: 08/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2001, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
Most common first names in Big Wells, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Manuel679.3 years
Maria673.5 years
Pedro673.3 years
Jesus475.7 years
Jose475.2 years
Juan477.3 years
Manuela479.0 years
Carlos369.3 years
Felix360.7 years
Guadalupe374.4 years
Most common last names in Big Wells, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Perez1081.3 years
Talamantes1078.8 years
Galan972.8 years
Rodriguez971.2 years
Lopez874.9 years
Villarreal878.4 years
Cortez772.8 years
Garcia776.6 years
Martinez677.0 years
Marinez583.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Wells, TX
  • 91.9%Electricity
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Wells, TX
  • 57.5%Electricity
  • 42.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Big Wells compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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