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Big Lake Statistics

 

BIG LAKE STATISTICS

POPULATION:  2010 CENSUS:

  • City – 3,304
  • County – 3,600 
  • 9/14 TEEX Study: living pop.7,601; daily pop.12,000                              

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

  • Economic Development  Corporation?   Yes 
  • EDC Seven Member Board:  President, Frank White,  Carl Baker, Kim Hutchinson, Angel Olvera, Melvin Davis, Jr., Miranda Davidson, and Brandi Lemons.  Director: Gloria Baggett &  Attorney: Melanie Spratt Anderson Chamber of Commerce?   Yes     Director:  Loretta Epperson
  • See Chamber of Commerce  portion of website for detailed information

GEOGRAPHIC DATA

  • City Area:  1 square mile
  • City is in process of annexing 876 acres which will double its size
  • Average Elevation:  2,400 – 3,000 Above Sea Level
  • County Area:  1,176 square miles

CLIMATE:

  • Average Annual Rain fall:  16”
  • Temperature:  66 degrees
  • Seasonal Temperature:  January 33 degrees F           July:  98 degrees F
  • Direction of Prevailing Winds:   Southerly

MUNICIPAL SERVICES:

  • Sheriff Dept. – Sheriff Jeff Garner     325-884-2424
                                 Chief Deputy Destin Wilha
                                 Deputies:  14
  • Fire Dept. – Chief Allen Garner     325-884-3650
  • Fire Service Outside Town?  Yes
  • Ambulance Service?  Yes
  • Rescue Service?  Yes
  • City of Big Lake:  Mayor Phil Pool    325-884-2511

               Councilmen:  Melvin Davis, Jr., Cliff Miller, Robin Collins, Ruben Flores and Deona Thompson

               City Secretary:  Stacey Stroud

  • Reagan County:  Judge Larry Isom   325-884-2665
                  Commissioners:  Thomas Strube, Tommy Holt, Tim Sellman and Jim O’Bryan

TRANSPORTATION:

  • Highway/Interstate:  Nearest Interstate – I 10 – Distance: 42 miles
  • U S Highways:  Hwy 67  &  State Hwy 137
  • Access to Higher Education:  Angelo State University, Howard College, Midland College,  University of Texas Permian Basin

AIR TRANSPORTATION:

  • Nearest General Aviation Airport:  Big Lake, Texas
  • Length of Runway:  Current 4500 Ft. with plans to expand to 6,000 Ft.
  • Surface Type:  Paved
  • Landing Lights?  Yes
  • Instrument Landing System?  Yes
  • Aircraft Storage?  Yes
  • Aircraft Maintenance?  No

Name of Nearest Airport with Commercial Services:

  • Midland International Airport or Mathis Field in San Angelo
  • Distance to nearest Commercial Airport:  90 miles to Midland or 70 miles to San Angelo
  • Commercial Air Freight Service?  Yes
  • Air Carriers?  American, American West, Continental, Southwest
  • Bus Service Provider:  Concho Coaches

EDUCATION:

  • Number of School Districts:  1
  • Major Independent School District:  Reagan County I. S. D.
  • Superintendent:  Mr. Steve Long
  • Number of Campuses:  3
  • Total Enrollment:  Approximately 900 students
  • Total Employment of all campuses:  Approximately 145
  • State of the Art Technology available to students and teachers
  • Public Library:  Reagan County Library

Big Lake has access to eight colleges within a 150 mile radius including campuses in Midland, Odessa, San Angelo and Abilene

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SERVICES:

  • Number of Banks?  2
  • Security Bank, President Mark Nolan & Big Lake Bank, President Roger Kalina
  • Number of Newspapers:  1 weekly
  • Big Lake Wildcat Editor J. L. Mankin
  • Cable TV Service Available?  Yes
  • Satellite TV Service Available?  Yes

HEALTH FACILITIES:

  • Hospital:  Reagan Memorial Hospital – TRAUMA IV Certified
  • Number of Doctors:  2
  • Number of Clinics:  1
  • Nearest Emergency Facility:  Reagan Memorial Hospital
  • Nursing Facilities:  Reagan County Care Center
  • Total Care Center Beds:  48
  • Reagan County Wellness Center:  Indoor swimming and exercise equipment unlimited use for members
  • On May 2, 2013, voters passed a $32M Bond to construct a new Hospital and Care Center.  

RECREATION FACILITIES:

  • Public Nine Hole Golf Course.  Open to public with green fees or membership is available.  Club house open Thursday – Sunday, 1 pm – 7 pm
  • Swimming Pools: 1
  • Tennis Courts:  13
  • Parks:  3
  • Walking Track?  Yes
  • Hunting Available?  Yes

HOTELS AND CHURCHES:

  • Number of Churches:  14
  • Number of Motels:  7   Big Lake Inn & Suites, Derrick Inn, Lone Star Lodge, Mustang Motel, Cobblestone Hotel ,The Republic Hotel of Big Lake, Grand Inn Lodge & RV Park, Oasis Lodge and DelHi RV Park and Duplexes; and plans underway for one more.

LABOR MARKET:

  • Total Civilian Labor Force:  3027 As of December 2012
  • Unions:  None
  • Unemployment Rate:  2.9 – Lowest in State of Texas
  • Radius of Labor Drawing Area:  70 miles