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Big Spring is a city in Howard County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for spring on Sulphur Draw, which served as a watering hole for Indians, buffalo, wild mustangs and antelope.
The latitude of Big Spring is 32.250N. The longitude is -101.478W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,441 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,556.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Spring demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Howard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79720 ZIP code.
8% of Big Spring residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Spring ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Spring was $14,119, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Big Spring residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Big Spring, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.
Libraries in Big Spring include Howard County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Big Spring include Big Spring Herald
TV stations in Big Spring include KWAB.
Howard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Spring political report.
The average commute time for Big Spring workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Big Spring between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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