Big Wells, Texas

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Big Wells is a city in Dimmit County, Texas, United States. The population was 704 at the 2000 census.


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Big Wells is located at 28°34′15″N 99°34′13″W / 28.57083°N 99.57028°W / 28.57083; -99.57028 (28.570970, -99.570399)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


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/sq mi (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.

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