Big Wells, TX Population

Population: 704. Estimated population in July 2020: 750 (+6.5% change)
Males: 333 (47.3%), Females: 371 (52.7%)

Dimmit County

Zip code: 78830

Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $15,208
Median house value: $20,400

Races in Big Wells:

  • Hispanic (89.6%)
  • Other race (15.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (9.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)

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

Ancestries: United States (7.5%).

Elevation: 535 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Wells

  • High school or higher: 37.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Wells city

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

5.0% Foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-6.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Big Wells:

  • DIMMIT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX)
  • COMMUNITY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; DILLEY, TX)
  • FRIO REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 40 miles; PEARSALL, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Wells:

  • LAREDO INTL (about 72 miles; LAREDO, TX; Abbreviation: LRD)
  • LACKLAND AFB (KELLY FLD ANNEX) (about 90 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SKF)
  • SAN ANTONIO INTL (about 101 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SAT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Wells:

  • DIMMIT COUNTY (about 18 miles; CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX; Abbreviation: CZT)
  • CRYSTAL CITY MUNI (about 19 miles; CRYSTAL CITY, TX; Abbreviation: 20R)
  • COTULLA-LA SALLE COUNTY (about 26 miles; COTULLA, TX; Abbreviation: COT)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • SOUTHWEST TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 50 miles; UVALDE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,366)
  • TEXAS A & M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,449)
  • PALO ALTO COLLEGE (about 89 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,623)
  • ST MARYS UNIVERSITY (about 93 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,588)
  • OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO (about 94 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,312)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE-SAN ANTONIO (about 95 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,303)

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