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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Big Spring Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    514
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,045
    500
  • Theft
    3,501
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    271
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,465
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Big Spring Reviews

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Big Spring has a small-town charm with a big heart. Lots of community events, restaurants, and outdoor events. Great for families!
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Big Spring was rate number five in an article called The Top 10 Ghetto Cities in Texas by Roadsnacks.net. Being born and raised there, I was surprised it was that low. Big Spring is at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 87. The traffic does bring in business, especially when there is an oil boom. Instead of investing the money in places for the teenagers and tweens to go, it was put towards to remodeling the downtown area. There are old unused buildings that need to be demolished. Trash blows through the town more that tumbleweed, especially the all known white WalMart plastic bags. It may be a cheap place to live, but you will get what you pay for.
Big Spring is a nice, semi-quiet town. It offers a nice city and state park, for walking and feeding ducks. Big Spring has three main grocery stores including Wal-Mart, HEB and Porters. The town does not have many entertainment outlets but does offer bowling, movies, and a skate land. It has few places to eat, mainly mom-and-pop restaurants, and fast food chains. However just a short distances down the road in each direction is a well known Texas town for shopping and entertainments. The city has beautiful views or the sky and sunset. The community itself is very strong and supportive, and always willing to help a neighbor.