U.S. Beacon October 19, 2019

Big Spring, TX

Howard County, Texas

Latitude: 32.243198     Longitude: -101.475231
Population 24,253 (2005)



General Economic Characteristics, 2000 data (id:4808236, place: Big Spring city, Texas)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over: 19,988 (100%)
In labor force: 9,037 (45.21%)
--Civilian labor force: 9,037 (45.21%)
----Employed: 8,339 (41.72%)
----Unemployed: 698 (3.49%)
------Percent of civilian labor force: 7.7%
--Armed Forces: 0 (0%)
Not in labor force: 10,951 (54.79%)
Females 16 years and over: 8,689 (43.47%)
In labor force: 4,448 (22.25%)
--Civilian labor force: 4,448 (22.25%)
----Employed: 4,144 (20.73%)
Own children under 6 years: 1,634 (8.17%)
All parents in family in labor force: 1,057 (5.29%)

COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over: 8,153 (100%)
Car, truck, or van - - drove alone: 6,535 (80.15%)
Car, truck, or van - - carpooled: 1,258 (15.43%)
Public transportation (including taxicab): 23 (0.28%)
Walked: 102 (1.25%)
Other means: 127 (1.56%)
Worked at home: 108 (1.32%)
Mean travel time to work: 15.6 minutes

OCCUPATION
Employed civilian population 16 years and over: 8,339 (100%)
Management, professional, and related occupations: 2,651 (31.79%)
Service occupations: 1,991 (23.88%)
Sales and office occupations: 1,598 (19.16%)
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.: 89 (1.07%)
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations: 906 (10.86%)
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 1,104 (13.24%)

INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining: 460 (5.52%)
Construction: 523 (6.27%)
Manufacturing: 789 (9.46%)
Wholesale trade.: 136 (1.63%)
Retail trade: 839 (10.06%)
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 327 (3.92%)
Information: 90 (1.08%)
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing: 439 (5.26%)
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services: 393 (4.71%)
Educational, health and social services: 2,655 (31.84%)
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services: 575 (6.9%)
Other services (except public administration): 414 (4.96%)
Public administration: 699 (8.38%)

CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers: 5,695 (68.29%)
Government workers: 2,107 (25.27%)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business: 508 (6.09%)
Unpaid family workers: 29 (0.35%)

INCOME IN 1999
Households: 8,179 (100%)
Less than $10,000: 1,455 (17.79%)
$10,000 to $14,999: 744 (9.1%)
$15,000 to $24,999: 1,525 (18.65%)
$25,000 to $34,999: 1,132 (13.84%)
$35,000 to $49,999: 1,331 (16.27%)
$50,000 to $74,999: 1,192 (14.57%)
$75,000 to $99,999: 403 (4.93%)
$100,000 to $149,999: 288 (3.52%)
$150,000 to $199,999: 39 (0.48%)
$200,000 or more: 70 (0.86%)
Median household income: $28,257

With earnings: 5,847 (71.49%)
--Mean earnings: $38,685
With Social Security income: 2,846 (34.8%)
--Mean Social Security income: $9,851
With Supplemental Security Income: 472 (5.77%)
--Mean Supplemental Security Income: $5,036
With public assistance income: 376 (4.6%)
--Mean public assistance income: $2,176
With retirement income: 1,426 (17.43%)
--Mean retirement income: $17,516

Families: 5,521 (100%)
Less than $10,000: 619 (11.21%)
$10,000 to $14,999: 340 (6.16%)
$15,000 to $24,999: 968 (17.53%)
$25,000 to $34,999: 791 (14.33%)
$35,000 to $49,999: 1,054 (19.09%)
$50,000 to $74,999: 1,040 (18.84%)
$75,000 to $99,999: 371 (6.72%)
$100,000 to $149,999: 245 (4.44%)
$150,000 to $199,999: 39 (0.71%)
$200,000 or more: 54 (0.98%)
Median family income: $35,448

Per capita income: $14,119

Median earnings (dollars)
Male full-time, year-round workers: $27,636
Female full-time, year-round workers: $21,863

POVERTY STATUS IN 1999
Families: 945 (17.12%)
--With related children under 18 years: 742 (13.44%)
----With related children under 5 years: 357 (6.47%)
Families with female householder, no husband present: 489 (8.86%)
--With related children under 18 years: 417 (7.55%)
----With related children under 5 years: 190 (3.44%)
Individuals: 4,579 (82.94%)
--18 years and over: 2,771 (50.19%)
----65 years and over: 610 (11.05%)
--Related children under 18 years: 1,761 (31.9%)
----Related children 5 to 17 years: 1,226 (22.21%)
--Unrelated individuals 15 years and over: 1,194 (21.63%)

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