Big Spring, TX

28,295 Population
19.1 square miles 1,481.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
1,481.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
43.9%
was 44.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.8%
was 11.1%
 
Percent Under 18
22.6%
was 23.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
11.2%
was 10.8%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5
Ranked 18th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
16.9%
was 17.5%
 
Median Household Income
$47,465
was $45,650
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.9
45.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.5
was 7.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
802.8
was 531.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,618.6
was 4,254.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
9,555
was 9,515
 
Median Rent
$844
was $797
 
Total Building Permits
39
was 15
 
Occupied Housing Units
8,076
was 8,088
 
Homeownership Rate
59.1%
was 59.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
39
was 15
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
500.3
was 498.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.9%
was 30.6%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.1
was 1.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 0.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
88.5%
was 88.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
76.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.1%
was 76.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
12.0%
was 12.9%
 

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