For population 25 years and over in Big Wells:
For population 15 years and over in Big Wells city:
18 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $375 (1.1%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-6.5%).
Work and jobs in Big Wells: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Big Wells, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Big Wells-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 55% 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 below Texas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from Big Wells center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from Big Wells center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Dimmit County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Airports located in Big Wells:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Wells:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000
Big Wells compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Big Wells (based on Dimmit County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 111.42%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,172 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:
8.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,913 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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Big Wells fatal accident list:
Oct 4, 2009 05:35 PM, Travis, Arkansas, Lat: 28.56837778, Lon: -99.57191389, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 18, 1979 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Big Wells)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1