Big Spring is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 28,862 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Big Spring is the 101st largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Spring is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Spring is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Spring who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (8.81%), and healthcare (7.18%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.05 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Big Spring are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.08% of adults in Big Spring have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Big Spring in 2010 was $18,431, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,724 for a family of four. However, Big Spring contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Big Spring is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Big Spring home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Spring residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Big Spring also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Spring include German, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Big Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.