Big Wells, Texas

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Big Wells, Texas
City
Location of Big Wells, Texas
Location of Big Wells, Texas
Dimmit County BigWells.svg
Coordinates: 28°34′15″N 99°34′13″W / 28.57083°N 99.57028°W / 28.57083; -99.57028Coordinates: 28°34′15″N 99°34′13″W / 28.57083°N 99.57028°W / 28.57083; -99.57028
Country United States
State Texas
County Dimmit
Government
 • Mayor Jesus G. Ponce
 • City Administrator Edward Flores
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 697
 • Density 1,259/sq mi (486.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78830
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-08260[1]
GNIS feature ID 1352178[2]
Website cityofbigwells.org

Big Wells is a city in Dimmit County, Texas, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census,[3] with an estimated population of 771 in 2014.[4]

Geography[edit]

Big Wells is located in northeastern Dimmit County at 28°34′15″N 99°34′13″W / 28.57083°N 99.57028°W / 28.57083; -99.57028 (28.570970, -99.570399).[5] Texas State Highway 85 passes through the community, leading east 26 miles (42 km) to Dilley and Interstate 35, and west 18 miles (29 km) to Carrizo Springs, the Dilley County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Big Wells has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 866
1950 1,077 24.4%
1960 801 −25.6%
1970 711 −11.2%
1980 939 32.1%
1990 756 −19.5%
2000 704 −6.9%
2010 697 −1.0%
Est. 2015 762 [6] 9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 704 people, 244 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,268.1 people per square mile (485.4/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 544.0 per square mile (208.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.26% White, 0.28% African American, 1.85% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 15.48% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 89.63% of the population.

There were 244 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,208, and the median income for a family was $17,381. Males had a median income of $13,750 versus $12,344 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,594. About 38.3% of families and 43.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 55.7% of those under age 18 and 33.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District.

Big Wells is served by:

  • Big Wells Elementary School (PreK-2)
  • Carrizo Springs Elementary (3-6)
  • Carrizo Springs Junior High School (7-8)
  • Carrizo Springs High School (9-12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Big Wells city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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