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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Big Spring is a town in Texas with a population of 28,257. Big Spring is in Howard County. Living in Big Spring offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Big Spring there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Big Spring and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Big Spring...
Population
28,257

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$73,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Big Spring Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    466.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    768.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,515
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Big Spring

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,184
National
$55,322
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Big Spring is a small town east of Odessa and Midland. The Spring is beautiful this time of the year, fully renovated. Oil field traffic fills the small roads. What used to be a beautiful, small, quiet town is now alive and growing. It is amazing how many new faces come and go, week to week. Sometimes however, it can be overwhelming, strangers every turn, in this town once known as "Quiet".
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I recently moved from California and I am so excited to be in such a welcoming area! I have had such a great experience here and it has exceeded my expectation. Being in a smaller town has given me a chance to slow down and learn to appreciate the things around me.
Big Spring has a small-town charm with a big heart. Lots of community events, restaurants, and outdoor events. Great for families!