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Big Spring

Howard County,


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The Spring City

The Texas state capital is Austin.

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Zip Codes

79720, 79721

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Big Spring is approximately 24,524 (2004), 27282 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,865 (2000), 8267 (2010).

The amount of land area in Big Spring is 49.331 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Big Spring is 19.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.304 sq kilometers.
The distance from Big Spring to Washington DC is 1499 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 260 miles. (as the crow flies)
Big Spring is positioned 32.23 degrees north of the equator and 101.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Big Spring elevation is 2,432 feet above sea level.
Big Spring median income is $28,257 (2000).

The Big Spring median home price is $36,500 (2000).

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Big Spring location: in west-central Texas at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and US Highway 87. It is east of the city of Midland. Here is a local map page for Big Spring. Other nearby communities include Forsan, Coahoma, Stanton, Ackerly, Westbrook, Colorado City, Sterling City and Los Ybanez.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Big Spring is warm and dry. Here is a current weather page for Big Spring. This page has current Time and Temperature for Big Spring.
Big Spring average annual rainfall is 18.4 inches per year
Big Spring average annual humidity is 47
Big Spring average temperature is 77 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Big Spring history:

A big spring in Sulphur Draw was a watering place for the wildlife of the area and for the local Comanche and Shawnee Indians. It is said the city's name is taken from this spring. This Handbook of Texas website has good historical information.

See this page for information on local State Historical Markers.

Old Big Springs
A great page for history buffs with a collection of items about Big Springs history
The incorporation date of Big Spring: 1907

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Big Spring attractions:

This area abounds in recreational opportunities with over 800 acres of parkland. Big Spring State Park includes the original Big Spring for which the city was named.

Big Spring State Park
#1 Scenic Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: 432-263-4931
A park of 381.99 acres

Big Spring Symphony

Hangar 25 Air Museum
1911 Apron Drive
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Phone: 432-264-1999
The area once housed the Big Spring Army Air Forces Bombardier School, and later, Webb Air Force Base. It is now a museum.

Heritage Museum
510 Scurry Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: 432-267-8255
This museum has a purpose to collect and preserve artifacts from the past.

Big Spring Vietnam Memorial

VA Medical Center at Big Spring
95 bed facility serving veterans in West Texas and New Mexico.
300 Veterans Blvd.
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: (432) 263-7361
Fax: (432) 264-4834

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Economy & Industry

Big Spring economy: It is diverse encompassing many different sectors. Among these are agriculture and related industries with cotton as the major crop. Oil production and refining is also seen in the area. Since the closing of Webb Air Force Base in 1977, the economy has declined as well as the population. There are many and varied types of industries and manufacturing here as well as local business.
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