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Overview

Introduction to Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring, Texas, in Howard county, is 39 miles NE of Midland, Texas and 244 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas.

Big Spring History

The first European settler to inspect the area now known as Big Spring was a member of a Spanish expedition. An important landmark in the history of Big Spring was the discovery of oil in the area during the 1920s. Since then, the oil industry has been a dominant part of the area's economy. The city of Big Spring was incorporated in the year 1907.

Big Spring and nearby Attractions

  • Big Spring State Park
  • Heritage Museum of Big Spring
  • Hangar 25 Air Museum
  • Fastrax Family Fun Center
  • Brushworks Studio Gallery
  • Potton House

Things To Do In Big Spring

The Heritage Museum of Big Spring displays a collection of historical artifacts of the region. There are several parks in the city that offer opportunities to indulge in various sports and other physical activities. These parks also organize various events throughout the year. Big Spring's restaurants and cafes are great places to hang out during your leisure hours.

Big Spring Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Midland International Airport.

Big Spring Higher Education

Howard County Junior College District offers facilities for higher education to the citizens of Big Spring. Among the other institutes nearby are Midland College, and Odessa College.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,295
Male Share of the Population57.5%
Female Share of the Population42.5%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+10,443
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married37.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12%
Median Earnings25+$29,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,810
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,016

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,516
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$844
Median House Value$72,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.9%
German7.6%
Irish6.7%
English6.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Italian0.6%
African0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Big Spring Almanac

CategoryValue
County Howard County
Standard Zip Codes79720
P.O. Box Zip Codes79721
Phone Area Codes432
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.24
Approximate Longitude-101.47

Big Spring Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBIG SPRING
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches
StationCOLORADO CITY
Distance35 miles
Jan Temp27 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip19.4 inches
StationLAMESA 1 SSE
Distance42.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 54 F
Apr Temp44 to 76 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 77 F
Annual Precip19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coahoma817$72,188
Forsan207$50,833
Stanton2,839$72,656

Big Spring Public Libraries

Howard County Library
500 S MAIN ST
Big Spring, Texas
(432) 264-2260

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Big Spring Hospitals

George H. O'brien, Jr. Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
300 Veterans Blvd
Big Spring State Hospital
(Government - State)
1901 North Highway 87
Scenic Mountain Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1601 West 11th Place

Big Spring Public Schools

Big Spring Aep
708 E 11th Pl
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-3641
Other
Big Spring H S
707 E 11th Pl
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-3641
High
Total Enrollment 1003
Big Spring Int
2000 S Goliad
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-4121
Middle
Total Enrollment 332
Forsan El At Elbow
5001 Nichols Rd
ZIP: 79720
(432) 398-5444
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Goliad El
1900 S Goliad
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-4121
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Kentwood El
2500 Merrily Dr
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 109
Marcy El
2101 Wasson Rd
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-4144
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Moss El
3200 Fordham Ave
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-4148
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Washington El
1201 Birdwell Ln
ZIP: 79720
(432) 264-4126
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Big Spring J H
610 E 6th St
ZIP: 79721
(432) 264-4135
Middle
Total Enrollment 668
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