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.
Big Spring is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.94%), healthcare (7.80%), and sales jobs (7.45%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Big Spring spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In Big Spring, just 12.95% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Big Spring in 2010 was $19,292, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,168 for a family of four. However, Big Spring contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Big Spring is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Big Spring home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Big Spring, accounting for 45.13% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Big Spring residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. 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.