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79720 Zip Code (Big Spring, TX) Detailed Profile



Cities: Big Spring, TX (2.10%), Sand Springs, TX (0.24%)
Counties: Howard County, TX (62.85%), Glasscock County, TX (26.01%), Borden County, TX (11.14%)
Estimated zip code population in 2016: 35,583
Zip code population in 2010: 33,640
Zip code population in 2000: 32,200

Houses and condos: 12,719
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,768
% of renters here:

35%
State:

39%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 79720: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: -829.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Population density: -42.915 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2016:
This zip code:

1.1% ($967)
Texas:

1.8% ($2,863)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,699 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $639 (0.9%)

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Males: 20,321  (57.1%)
Females: 15,263  (42.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 79720:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79720:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

Zip code 79720 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79720

  • Zip code 79720 races chart
    • 17,777White population
    • 2,067Black population
    • 216American Indian population
    • 255Asian population
    • 11Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 76Some other race population
    • 310Two or more races population
    • 12,928Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 29,062
Rural population: 6,520

Estimated median house/condo value in 2016: $89,348
79720:

$89,348
Texas:

$161,500



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 108 registered sex offenders living in 79720 zip code as of August 21, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79720 to the number of sex offenders is 329 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.0 years
Texas median age:

34.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79720, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $55,612 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$55,612
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $42,493 (reported on 87.3% of returns)
Here:

$42,493
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.5% for AGIs below $25k, 85.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 22.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,302 (reported on 22.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,302
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,422 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,422
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$18,276 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

+$18,276
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,983 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$12,983
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,495 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
79720:

$12,495
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $21,967 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
79720:

$21,967
Texas:

$23,938

Total itemized deductions: $25,565 (16% of AGI, reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$25,565
State:

$24,724

Here:

15.7% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $9,246 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

$9,246
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,163 (reported on 10.7% of returns)
79720:

$4,163
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,377 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,377
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.7%
Here:

56%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 52.2% for AGIs below $25k, 54.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 86.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79720, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,348 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,348
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $30,687 (reported on 84.7% of returns)
Here:

$30,687
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 101.2% for AGIs below $10k, 79.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,820 (reported on 30.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,820
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,175 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,175
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,577 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

+$3,577
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,763 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,763
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,775 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
79720:

$2,775
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $20,200 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$20,200
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $16,760 (21% of AGI, reported on 10.2% of returns)
Here:

$16,760
State:

$19,631

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,673 (7% of AGI, reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

$5,673
State:

$4,753

Here:

6.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,105 (reported on 65.1% of returns)
79720:

$5,105
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,970 (reported on 28.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,970
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.6%
Here:

63%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 58.5% for AGIs below $10k, 65.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2016:
This zip code:

$52,676
Texas:

$56,565
Big Spring, TX (79720) map Nearest zip codes: 79733, 79748, 79511, 79713, 79782, 79749.
Sand Springs Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.7%
Texas:

53.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.1%
Texas:

5.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,340
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,475


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 522 (207 now married, 313 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 6,441 (3,003 now married, 3,425 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79720 with a mortgage: 2,644 (3 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,484

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,025
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $358

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

14.0%
Whole state:

15.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

7.7%
Whole state:

9.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79720: Garden City Pumping Station (A), Morgan Creek Pumping Station (B), Brushy Windmill (C), Foster Ranch (D), Hall Ranch (E), Hilltop Ranch (F), Lucian Wells Ranch (G), McDowell Ranch (H), North Cauble Windmill (I), North Windmill (J), Panther Windmill (K), Polecat Windmill (L), Sand Windmill (M), School Bus Windmill (N), Shafer Ranch (O), Shell Windmill (P), South Windmill (Q), West Field Windmill (R), Windmill Number One (S), Windmill Number Two (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 79720 include: Prairie View Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B), Salem Church (C), Trinity Baptist Church (D), Primitive Baptist Church (E), Northside Baptist Church (F), New Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Iglesia Bautista Central Church (H), Hillcrest Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Vealmoor Cemetery (1), Mount Olive Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Trinity Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Natural Dam Lake (A), Roberts Lake (B), Onemile Lake (C), Salt Lake (D), Fourmile Lake (E), Threemile Lake (F), Salt Lake (G), Wolf Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Rattlesnake Creek (A), Powell Creek (B), Polecat Creek (C), Panther Creek (D), Moss Creek (E), Wolf Creek (F), Glen Creek (G), Devils Creek (H), Chimney Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 79720 include: Roy Andrews Park (1), Comanche Trail City Park (2), ABC Park (3), Big Spring State Park (4), Birdwell Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 209Built 2014 or later
  • 254Built 2010 to 2013
  • 602Built 2000 to 2009
  • 720Built 1990 to 1999
  • 1,090Built 1980 to 1989
  • 1,794Built 1970 to 1979
  • 2,697Built 1960 to 1969
  • 3,121Built 1950 to 1959
  • 1,079Built 1940 to 1949
  • 1,143Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 79720 population

Zip code 79720 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Spring, TX (79720)

  • 40no bedroom
  • 1101 bedroom
  • 1,5522 bedrooms
  • 4,3903 bedrooms
  • 8194 bedrooms
  • 925+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 79720 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Spring, TX (79720)

  • 153no bedroom
  • 5661 bedroom
  • 1,4712 bedrooms
  • 1,3243 bedrooms
  • 2284 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 79720 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Spring, TX (79720) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 173no vehicle
  • 1,9821 vehicle
  • 3,1892 vehicles
  • 1,0723 vehicles
  • 4544 vehicles
  • 1645+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 79720 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Spring, TX (79720) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 605no vehicle
  • 1,8671 vehicle
  • 1,0122 vehicles
  • 2543 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 79720 population

  • Zip code 79720 household income distribution in 2016

  • Zip code 79720 household income distribution in 2016
  • 966Less than $10,000
  • 482$10,000 to $14,999
  • 476$15,000 to $19,999
  • 324$20,000 to $24,999
  • 674$25,000 to $29,999
  • 773$30,000 to $34,999
  • 481$35,000 to $39,999
  • 475$40,000 to $44,999
  • 457$45,000 to $49,999
  • 997$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,179$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,516$75,000 to $99,999
  • 855$100,000 to $124,999
  • 333$125,000 to $149,999
  • 366$150,000 to $199,999
  • 374$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 79720

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 79720
  • 163Less than $10,000
  • 263$10,000 to $14,999
  • 212$15,000 to $19,999
  • 236$20,000 to $24,999
  • 179$25,000 to $29,999
  • 261$30,000 to $34,999
  • 104$35,000 to $39,999
  • 414$40,000 to $49,999
  • 413$50,000 to $59,999
  • 451$60,000 to $69,999
  • 330$70,000 to $79,999
  • 290$80,000 to $89,999
  • 299$90,000 to $99,999
  • 631$100,000 to $124,999
  • 359$125,000 to $149,999
  • 497$150,000 to $174,999
  • 292$175,000 to $199,999
  • 512$200,000 to $249,999
  • 169$250,000 to $299,999
  • 142$300,000 to $399,999
  • 101$400,000 to $499,999
  • 62$500,000 to $749,999
  • 40$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 7$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 79720

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 79720
  • 53Less than $100
  • 42$100 to $149
  • 47$150 to $199
  • 239$200 to $249
  • 79$250 to $299
  • 100$300 to $349
  • 64$350 to $399
  • 120$400 to $449
  • 117$450 to $499
  • 260$500 to $549
  • 305$550 to $599
  • 208$600 to $649
  • 180$650 to $699
  • 95$700 to $749
  • 245$750 to $799
  • 239$800 to $899
  • 229$900 to $999
  • 213$1,000 to $1,249
  • 123$1,250 to $1,499
  • 90$1,500 to $1,999
  • 27$2,000 to $2,499
  • 549No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2016: $859.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $114,634.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2016 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $106,056
  • Black or African American householders: $73,566
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $168,716
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $104,432
  • Some other race householders: $47,342
  • Two or more races householders: $74,262
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $53,608

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,348
79720:

$89,348
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,801 - $165,748

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Note: State values scaled to Here population

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,966
  • One, attached: 192
  • Two: 228
  • 3 or 4: 257
  • 5 to 9: 171
  • 10 to 19: 333
  • 20 to 49: 349
  • 50 or more: 394
  • Mobile homes: 794
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Unemployment: 5.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79720

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79720
  • 79.4%11,034Drove a car alone
  • 16.1%2,234Carpooled
  • 0.2%32Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%17Taxi
  • 0.1%19Motorcycle
  • 0.2%32Bicycle
  • 1.5%207Walked
  • 0.7%96Other means
  • 1.0%144Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79720

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79720
  • 757Less than 5 minutes
  • 3,6245 to 9 minutes
  • 3,52410 to 14 minutes
  • 2,02715 to 19 minutes
  • 78520 to 24 minutes
  • 15625 to 29 minutes
  • 82430 to 34 minutes
  • 10435 to 39 minutes
  • 11740 to 44 minutes
  • 63645 to 59 minutes
  • 50860 to 89 minutes
  • 45790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 86.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,127
  • In family households: 24,947 (3,556 male householders, 3,362 female householders)
    4,857 spouses, 9,711 children (8,702 natural, 253 adopted, 757 stepchildren), 1,447 grandchildren, 297 brothers or sisters, 510 parents, 326 other relatives, 679 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,181 (1,772 male householders (1,414 living alone)), 2,129 female householders (1,815 living alone)), 1,282 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,392 (4,427 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,905 2-persons, 1,684 3-persons, 1,210 4-persons, 791 5-persons, 174 6-persons, 151 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,229 1-person, 568 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons

4,520 married couples with children.
2,043 single-parent households (538 men, 1,505 women).

71.1% of residents of 79720 zip code speak English at home.
27.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 13% well, 18% not well, 5% not at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% very well, 57% well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% very well, 40% well, 17% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% very well, 29% well).

Foreign born population: 3,301 (9.3%)
(19.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

9.3%
Whole state:

17.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%)

  • 6%Costa Rica
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 3%Chile
  • 3%Barbados
  • 2%El Salvador
  • 2%Honduras
  • 2%Japan

Most common first ancestries reported in 79720 (%)

  • 9%American
  • 5%German
  • 4%English
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%French
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,2412010 or later
  • 7672000 to 2009
  • 8461990 to 1999
  • 984Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 79720 population

Zip code 79720 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ANDERSON KIND CTR (708 E 11TH PL in BIG SPRING, TX)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-114901101
    Organizations: BIG SPRING ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ANADARKO PTETROLEUM CORP - SUSIE B. SNYDER WELL (IN HOWARD COUNTY in BIG SPRING, TX)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-2000-1171, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: CRUDE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
  • APACHE CORPORATION, PL FULLER LEASE (13 MILES NORTH OF SNYDER in SCURRY COUNTY, TX)
    FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-2005-4502, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
  • A & A AIRCRAFT REFINISHERS (1700 W AIRPARK DR BLDG 1101 in BIG SPRING, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING.
  • AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY (HWY 1205 2.5 MI W RR in VINCENT, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: AMERICAN TEL & TEL CO LONG LINES
  • BANKS DRUM SITE (CHERRY & 8TH STREET in BIG SPRING, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: HOSEA BANKS DRUM STORAGE SITE

Zip code 79720 marital status for males
Zip code 79720 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 50%Utility gas
  • 46%Electricity
  • 4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 29,733. Population change in the 1990s: +2,467 (+8.3%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,456
  • Northeast: 599
  • Midwest: 1,827
  • South: 2,504
  • West: 2,536

54% of the 79720 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

82% of the 79720 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 139
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 200
Here:

12.3%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 83,473Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 77,276Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 54,312Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 54,157Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 53,417Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 49,965Management occupations
Note: State values scaled to 79720 population

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • ARFF PROFESSIONALS INC (2907 STONEHAVEN DR in BIG SPRING, TX; small business)
    $66,567 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Vehicular Equipment Components. Taking place in HI. Signed on 2005-05-03. Completion date: 2005-06-23.
  • TIM BLACKSHEAR CO INC (101 WOOTEN RD in BIG SPRING, TX; small business)
    8 employees, $818464 revenue. : $11,000 in 3 contracts in 2001
    $6,000 with Agricultural Research Service (disused code) for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Highways, Roads, Streets, Bridges, and Railways (includes resurfacing). Signed on 2001-03-15. Completion date: 2001-05-15.
    $4,000, same as above. Signed on 2001-07-15. Completion date: 2001-08-15.
    $1,000, same as above. Signed on 2001-09-15. Completion date: 2001-11-15.
  • crim & bradshaw engineering (805 E. 3rd. St. in Big Spring, TX; small business) : $1,575 in 2 contracts in 2005
    $1,500 with Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System for Land Surveys, Cadastral Services (non-construction). Signed on 2005-03-21. Completion date: 2005-03-31.
    $75, same as above. Signed on 2005-01-31. Completion date: 2005-02-11.
  • Cathy construction (2727 E. 25th ST. in BIG SPRING, TX; small business)
    $1,500 with Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System for Equipment and Materials Testing -- Miscellaneous. Signed on 2005-05-20. Completion date: 2005-06-10.
  • marvin watson (306 HOLLEY ROAD in BIG SPRING, TX; small business)
    $40 with Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System for Insect and Rodent Control Services. Signed on 2005-03-30. Completion date: 2005-03-30.
  • BUREAU OF PRISONS (1900 SIMLER AVE in BIG SPRING, TX)
    -$84,383 with Air Force for Miscellaneous Electric Power and Distribution Equipment. Signed on 2000-07-12. Completion date: 2000-07-14.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (500-999 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (250-499: 2)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Facilities Support Services (100-249: 2, 50-99: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 5, 10-19: 11, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 8)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 5, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 6, 1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 3, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 11)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters 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 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
  • 136 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 79720 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21772.2 years
William19873.2 years
John17573.7 years
Mary16778.1 years
Robert12367.5 years
George9773.9 years
Willie7675.7 years
Joe7368.5 years
Charles6870.6 years
Dorothy6075.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 79720 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12476.5 years
Jones7175.2 years
Johnson6673.9 years
Williams6374.4 years
Brown5875.9 years
White5770.8 years
Walker5374.9 years
Anderson5378.3 years
Moore5174.6 years
Miller5077.3 years
Businesses in zip code 79720
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Motel 61
ColorTyme1Nike2
Days Inn1Payless1
Dennys1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile2
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
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