Big Lake, Texas

Big Lake, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Big Lake, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Big Lake, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Reagan

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area_total_km2 = 3.2
area_land_km2 = 3.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.2
area_land_sq_mi = 1.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2885
population_density_km2 = 898.6
population_density_sq_mi = 2327.4

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 820
elevation_ft = 2690
latd = 31 |latm = 11 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 101 |longm = 27 |longs = 32 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 76932
area_code = 325
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-08212GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1352089GR|3
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Big Lake is a small rural city in Reagan County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,885. It is the county seat of Reagan CountyGR|6.

The city takes its name from a playa, a unique dryland plains geographic feature situated atop the divide between the Rio Grande and Colorado River watersheds, located less than two miles south of the city, through which St Hwy 137 passes. The playa, with no outlet, is over two sections in size, making it the largest in Texas; it holds water temporarily and only after high runoff rain events, being used for grazing the remainder of the time. Though seasonal and temporal, the 'big playa lake', in wet periods, is significant in a semi-arid, drought-frequented environment and has been utilized regularly as a food and water resource by man and animal, alike, since prehistoric times.

Started as a small ranching community in the late 1880s, Big Lake owes its current existence to the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway, which passed through the area in 1912 as it was extended from Sherwood, west of San Angelo, to Girvin and beyond the Pecos River. The growth from the railroad, coupled with that from the Santa Rita discovery well in 1923, allowed it, in 1925, to take over the position of county seat from Stiles , a pioneer ranching community established in 1894 on Centrailia Draw, approximately 20 miles to the north.


Big Lake is located at coor dms|31|11|38|N|101|27|32|W|city (31.193908, -101.458834)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.THis is where the rookie took place in


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,885 people, 932 households, and 751 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,327.4 people per square mile (898.3/km²). There were 1,148 housing units at an average density of 926.1/sq mi (357.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.64% White, 3.29% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 30.33% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.54% of the population.

There were 932 households out of which 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,478, and the median income for a family was $37,104. Males had a median income of $31,056 versus $17,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,829. About 8.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Big Lake is served by the Reagan County Independent School District.


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