Big Spring, Texas Population 2022

25,916
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Big Spring is a city located in Howard County Texas. Big Spring has a 2020 population of 25,916. It is also the county seat of Howard County. Big Spring is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -0.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,144 in 2010.

The average household income in Big Spring is $69,470 with a poverty rate of 19.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $881 per month, and the median house value is $94,700. 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 Springwas:

  • White: 75.78%
  • Other race: 8.96%
  • Two or more races: 6.95%
  • Black or African American: 6.40%
  • Native American: 1.29%
  • Asian: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Big Spring, Texas is 25,916 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,144.

Big Spring, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Big Spring Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,12775.78%
Black or African American1,7836.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native3591.29%
Asian1550.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.06%
Some Other Race2,4988.96%
Two or More Races1,9386.95%
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Big Spring Population by Race

Big Spring Population Pyramid 2022

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Big Spring Median Age

36.3


Total

37.4


Male

33.9


Female

Big Spring Adults

There are 21,881 adults, (3,255 of whom are seniors) in Big Spring.

Big Spring Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Spring Sex Ratio

Female

12,066

43.28%

Male

15,812

56.72%

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
Married79%21%
All60.8%39.2%
Female49.1%50.9%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Male47.6%52.4%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Spring Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4582.7460.8
Married3,4353.5179
Male6453.8247.6
Female1,0474.1149.1
Non Family3,3311.3148.1

3.52

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Big Spring Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7119.07%
9th to 12th Grade2,26211.99%
High School Graduate6,80536.06%
Some College4,76925.27%
Associates Degree1,1155.91%
Bachelors Degree1,5638.28%
Graduate Degree6483.43%
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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
Asian15513745
Native American27815968
White8,5767,6371,423
Black1,3151,26694
Hispanic8,3295,443561
2+ Races1,04464860
Other Race1,7401,32934
Islander187

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 29.03%.

Big Spring Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,322$49,930$23,871
Less Than 9th Grade$22,214$30,408$16,349
High School Graduate$27,439$40,210$21,963
Some College$34,091$55,833$23,630
Bachelors Degree$46,395$65,762$44,504
Graduate Degree$61,974$77,991$60,362

$33,322

Average Earnings

$49,930

Average Male

$23,871

Average Female

Big Spring Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Spring Language by Age

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Big Spring Language

67.38% of Big Spring residents speak only English, while 32.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.86% of the population.

Big Spring Language

Big Spring Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native30311136.63%
Black1,47643329.34%
Hispanic10,2902,46423.95%
Multiple1,47330720.84%
White10,6721,62315.21%
Other465NaN%

19.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.89%

Male Poverty Rate

21.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Spring

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Spring is Native, with 36.63% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.31%.

Big Spring Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.60%
High School22.62%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%

Big Spring Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.69%
Male Unemployed37.83%
Female Employed13.30%
Female Unemployed45.93%

Big Spring Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Spring Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,637$68,494
Families$61,058$74,442
Married Families$71,555-
Non Families$37,226$55,313
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Income by Household Type

Big Spring Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

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 55-64.

Big Spring Marital Status by Race

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Big Spring Marital Status

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1,867

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War481
First Gulf War397
Vietnam507
Korea46
World War II58

Big Spring Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3487
35 to 54758
55 to 64381
65 to 74334
75+307

Big Spring Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4658.81%
Black25918.06%
Native American216.82%
Other Race914.78%
2+ Races312.20%
Hispanic3783.84%

Big Spring Veterans by Race

Big Spring Veterans by Education

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14.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Spring Veterans by Education

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50%

Labor Force Participation

45.7%

Employment Rate

8.5%

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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68.89%

Born in Big Spring

86.67%

Native Born

13.33%

Foreign Born

11.43%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.67% of Big Spring residents were born in the United States, with 68.89% having been born in Texas. 11.43% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19104,1020.00%
19204,2731710.41%
193013,7359,46212.39%
194012,604-1,131-0.86%
195017,2864,6823.21%
196031,23013,9446.09%
197028,735-2,495-0.83%
198024,804-3,931-1.46%
199023,093-1,711-0.71%
200025,2332,1400.89%
201027,2822,0490.78%
201127,168-114-0.42%
201227,054-114-0.42%
201326,940-114-0.42%
201426,826-114-0.42%
201526,712-114-0.42%
201626,598-114-0.43%
201726,484-114-0.43%
201826,370-114-0.43%
201926,256-114-0.43%
202026,144-112-0.43%
202126,030-114-0.44%
202225,916-114-0.44%

Big Spring Population by Year