Big Spring, Texas Population 2021

29,189
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Big Spring is a city located in Howard County Texas. It is also the county seat of Howard County. With a 2020 population of 29,189, it is the 111th largest city in Texas and the 1326th largest city in the United States . Big Spring is currently growing at a rate of 1.75% annually and its population has increased by 6.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,282 in 2010. Big Spring reached it's highest population of 31,230 in 1960. Spanning over 19 miles, Big Spring has a population density of 1,528 people per square mile.

The average household income in Big Spring is $69,470 with a poverty rate of 20.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $90,500. The median age in Big Spring is 35.3 years, 36.1 years for males, and 34.1 years for females.

Big Spring Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Spring was:

  • White: 81.49%
  • Other race: 6.72%
  • Black or African American: 6.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.33%
  • Native American: 1.27%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Big Spring, Texas is 29,189 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,686.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,282.

Big Spring, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202138,1427391.94%
202037,4037391.98%
201936,6647392.02%
201835,9251080.30%
201735,817-397-1.11%
201636,214-909-2.51%
201537,1235811.57%
201436,5423570.98%
201336,1856901.91%
201235,4955051.42%
201134,990-3-0.01%
201034,9930.00%

Big Spring Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,85181.49%
Some Other Race1,8836.72%
Black or African American1,7756.33%
Two or More Races9353.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native3571.27%
Asian2210.79%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.07%
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Big Spring Population by Race

Big Spring Population Pyramid $2021

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Big Spring Median Age

35.3


Total

36.1


Male

34.1


Female

Big Spring Adults

There are 21,907 adults, (3,178 of whom are seniors) in Big Spring.

Big Spring Age Dependency

49.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Spring Sex Ratio

Female

12,341

44.01%

Male

15,700

55.99%

Big Spring Population by Age

Big Spring Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Spring Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All58.2%41.8%
Male50.6%49.4%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Female39.3%60.7%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Spring Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0292.8758.2
Married3,3303.6375.6
Non Family2,9511.4147.5
Female1,1893.7739.3
Male5594.1750.6

3.6

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Big Spring Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7029.09%
9th to 12th Grade2,29412.26%
High School Graduate6,39334.16%
Some College4,94726.43%
Associates Degree1,2346.59%
Bachelors Degree1,4447.72%
Graduate Degree7023.75%
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Big Spring Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Spring Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,6577,6131,292
Hispanic8,3995,606552
Other Race1,23486946
Black1,113995134
2+ Races47733342
Native American28314758
Asian17715975
Islander198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 89.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.37%.

Big Spring Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,071$38,923$25,026
Less Than 9th Grade$21,866$26,438$15,395
High School Graduate$23,345$31,223$20,689
Some College$32,386$50,288$27,660
Bachelors Degree$45,720$63,778$43,330
Graduate Degree$75,117$76,797$55,694

$31,071

Average Earnings

$38,923

Average Male

$25,026

Average Female

Big Spring Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Spring Language by Age

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Big Spring Language

65.45% of Big Spring residents speak only English, while 34.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.57% of the population.

Big Spring Language

Big Spring Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,3172,46323.87%
White10,7851,53214.20%
Black1,43382457.50%
Other1,55923314.95%
Native30611838.56%
Multiple797465.77%
Asian15331.96%

20.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.08%

Male Poverty Rate

21.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Spring

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Spring is Black, with 57.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Spring is Asian, with 1.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.05%.

Big Spring Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.10%
High School21.95%
Some College15.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.69%

Big Spring Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.25%
Female Unemployed42.22%
Female Employed14.20%
Male Employed11.21%

Big Spring Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Spring Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,275$69,470
Families$60,233$74,129
Married Families$78,174-
Non Families$35,208$58,536
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Income by Household Type

Big Spring Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Spring Married by Age and Sex

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Big Spring Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Big Spring Marital Status by Race

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Big Spring Marital Status

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1,825

Number of Veterans

1,636

Male Veterans

189

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam578
Second Gulf War411
First Gulf War294
World War II93
Korea73

Big Spring Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54507
55 to 64478
65 to 74357
75+337
18 to 34146

Big Spring Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5808.83%
Hispanic3233.24%
Black1098.04%
Other Race523.63%
2+ Races497.39%
Native American3511.01%

Big Spring Veterans by Race

Big Spring Veterans by Education

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15.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Spring Veterans by Education

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50.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Big Spring Employment by Age

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Big Spring Employment by Race

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Big Spring Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.55%

Born in Big Spring

85.48%

Native Born

14.52%

Foreign Born

12.60%

Non Citizen

1.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.48% of Big Spring residents were born in the United States, with 66.55% having been born in Texas. 12.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Big Spring Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,1895011.75%
202028,6885011.78%
201928,1875011.81%
201827,686100.04%
201727,676-255-0.91%
201627,931-762-2.66%
201528,6933881.37%
201428,3052320.83%
201328,0734871.77%
201227,5863481.28%
201127,238-30-0.11%
201027,2682,0350.78%
200025,2332,1400.89%
199023,093-1,711-0.71%
198024,804-3,931-1.46%
197028,735-2,495-0.83%
196031,23013,9446.09%
195017,2864,6823.21%
194012,604-1,131-0.86%
193013,7359,46212.39%
19204,2731710.41%
19104,1020.00%

Big Spring Population by Year