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A+ Big Spring Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Big Spring Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Texas
Big Spring
8713% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Big Spring cost of living
F Big Spring Crime Total crime is 38% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,15751% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2551% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Big Spring crime
D Big Spring Employment Household income is 13% lower than Texas
Median household income
$47,46514% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,18232% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%21% lower than the US average
Big Spring employment
B- Big Spring Housing Home value is 49% lower than Texas
Median home value
$72,20061% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84411% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Big Spring real estate or Big Spring rentals
D Big Spring Schools HS graduation rate is 16% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
65%22% lower than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Big Spring K-12 schools or Big Spring colleges

Living in Big Spring, TX

Big Spring is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 28,295 residents. The majority of Big Spring residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Big Spring are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 30% of the population also speak Spanish.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Big Spring could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. With useful information like education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Big Spring and in the areas around Big Spring is a much easier task.

Big Spring has a livability score of 73/100 and is ranked #984 in Texas and #7,388 in the USA. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Big Spring ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+), weather (B) and housing (B-). Unfortunately for Big Spring, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (D) and employment (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Big Spring, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Big Spring real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Big Spring. The median home price for Big Spring homes is $72,200, which is 49.4% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Big Spring, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.5, which is 42.3% lower than the Texas average.

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It seems that every small business here is price gouging, from local carwashes to pharmacies etc. I've never been in a city of this size that didn't at least have a small volume Walgreen's or CVS, or a Chili's or Appleby's. And the housing available versus what people are charging is ridiculous. $800-$1000 for 1bdroom trash. Unbelievable. I'm from the DFW area, where a Anytime fitness monthly membership is $10 a month, I went to the one here, and they tried to charge $60/month. Wow!
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Big Spring, TX

Don't move to Big Spring,TX. Only 2 places to buy groceries. WalMart & HEB. Nothing to do here. Even on the weekends. THERE IS NO WATER. You can't use any water outside because of the restrictions put on us by Mother Nature (drought). Then, because they didn't use their money wisely, the water mains are breaking ALL the time. You can be in the middle of a bath and boom. No water. We lived in Odessa, TX for over 30 years. Only had no water two times when they worked on the water tower. We've lived here in Big Spring less than 2 years and already close to a dozen times,,,no water. It's not for just an hour or two either. It's all day. Don't move here. The mall here is like non existent. Bealls should go ahead and lock their doors. Oh, hey, we do have a Dollar Store and Radio Shack. WooHoo!
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