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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 28,367. 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
28,367

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    460.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    25
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    592.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,971.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275
    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
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Big Spring

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,266
National
$55,322
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I lived in Big Spring,TX from 1950 to 2019. We only left because of our need to
take care of my husbands medical needs. We moved to Lubbock, TX. I will always love Big Spring, TX. I have so many valuable friends there. I loved my Church there and all the community. I so enjoyed the Christmas decorations every year. It was enjoyed by all those going through on Hwy 87.
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Big Spring is a nice small town in West Texas in the middle of oilfield country. While there are not a lot of options as far as entertainment, food, or shopping, what we do have is good. Howard college provides a community of young students.
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".