Big Lake, TX Population

Population: 2,885. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,591 (-10.2% change)
Males: 1,429 (49.5%), Females: 1,456 (50.5%)

Reagan County

Zip code: 76932

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $33,478
Median house value: $49,300

Races in Big Lake:

  • Hispanic (51.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (44.2%)
  • Other race (30.3%)
  • Black (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (9.6%), Irish (7.7%), German (5.9%), English (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), French (1.1%).

Elevation: 2691 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Lake

  • High school or higher: 60.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake city

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

16.3% Foreign born (16.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -797 (-21.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Big Lake:

  • REAGAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (805 NORTH MAIN)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Big Lake:

  • RANKIN COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 34 miles; RANKIN, TX)
  • PECOS COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; IRAAN, TX)
  • MC CAMEY HOSPITAL & CONVALESCENT CTR (about 52 miles; MC CAMEY, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Lake:

  • SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 69 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Abbreviation: SJT)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 73 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • DYESS AFB (about 140 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Lake:

  • REAGAN COUNTY (about 1 miles; BIG LAKE, TX; Abbreviation: E41)
  • RANKIN (about 35 miles; RANKIN, TX; Abbreviation: 49F)
  • IRAAN MUNI (about 36 miles; IRAAN, TX; Abbreviation: 2F0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Lake:

  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 72 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 83 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 149 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 150 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 163 miles; ALPINE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 168 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)

Schools

Public high school in Big Lake:

  • REAGAN COUNTY H S (Students: 274; Location: 1111 TWELFTH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Big Lake:

  • REAGAN COUNTY ELEMENTARY (Students: 340; Location: 501 N TEXAS ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • REAGAN COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 182; Location: 500 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Big Lake:

  • REAGAN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $77,497; Location: 300 COURT HOUSE SQ; 20,229 books; 1,014 audio materials; 125 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)

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