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ABOUT US

Big Country Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 163 Fisher County) with offices in Roby, Stamford, and Snyder, Texas, serving portions of Borden, Fisher, Garza, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Stonewall, Haskell, Shackelford, and Throckmorton counties in the low rolling plains region of Texas. Big Country's service area lies in the northwestern central portion of Texas, with dimensions of 155 miles east to west, and 115 miles north to south, covering almost 5,700 square miles. The eastern part of the service area is level or gently rolling. The western part tends to be more rolling and hilly. The area is primarily devoted to agriculture (ranching and farming) and the oil and gas industry. Water is abundant on the southern sections, and depletion of ground water resources is of great concern. The territory is flat plains, with almost all of the land tillable except for some playa lakes and draws in the northwest “Caprock” area. A small portion of the service area is used as ranch land for both stocker and cow-calf operations. The cattle graze on improved pastures, stubble fields, and wheat pastures. The growing season is approximately 180 days. Principal crops are cotton, corn, grain sorghum, and wheat. The economy of the region is highly dependent on agricultural production, with changes affecting the load growth, population, and electricity sales. The maximum demand for electricity occurs during the summer, primarily from irrigation and air conditioning loads during the hot and dry periods.

Borden County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

670

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

291

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$108,603

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

312

Births

BIRTHS

7

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$61,847

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$51,776

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.57 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

0.36 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

7.14 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

26.43 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.71 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.79 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.57 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.29 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

8.21 %

RETAIL TRADE

25.36 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.86 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.93 %

UTILITIES

0.36 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

6.43 %

Fisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,904

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,694

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$88,032

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,645

Births

BIRTHS

36

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,739

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$36,259

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

0.94 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.11 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.83 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

33.11 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.54 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.92 %

MANUFACTURING

5.74 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

11.48 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.07 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.43 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.62 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.95 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.74 %

UTILITIES

2.26 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.26 %

Garza County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

6,559

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,700

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$112,237

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,053

Births

BIRTHS

61

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$49,025

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$26,482

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

6.94 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.90 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.10 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.88 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.40 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.54 %

MANUFACTURING

0.80 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.44 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.05 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

27.07 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.64 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.79 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.50 %

UTILITIES

0.95 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.00 %

Haskell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,783

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,327

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$61,033

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,323

Births

BIRTHS

37

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$35,519

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$34,682

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.40 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

7.17 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.29 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

24.59 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.64 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.95 %

MANUFACTURING

1.17 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

5.68 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.67 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

14.07 %

RETAIL TRADE

21.19 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.53 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

6.21 %

UTILITIES

0.74 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.69 %

Jones County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

19,852

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,064

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$88,895

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,354

Births

BIRTHS

170

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,320

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$29,969

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.76 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.36 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.67 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

28.73 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.63 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.44 %

MANUFACTURING

7.01 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.98 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.16 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.59 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.81 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.37 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

8.68 %

UTILITIES

2.60 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.20 %

Kent County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

760

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

358

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$85,389

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

442

Births

BIRTHS

5

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,178

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$48,558

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.96 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.60 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.60 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

58.42 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.66 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

3.96 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

3.63 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

0.33 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.65 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.27 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.31 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.96 %

UTILITIES

0.33 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.32 %

Mitchell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

8,232

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,602

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$80,414

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,364

Births

BIRTHS

100

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$41,832

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$30,037

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.15 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.88 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.23 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

51.74 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.43 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.60 %

MANUFACTURING

1.33 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.97 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.33 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.02 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.87 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.58 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.85 %

UTILITIES

3.83 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.16 %

Nolan County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

14,837

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,942

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$89,310

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,513

Births

BIRTHS

203

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$41,937

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$40,256

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.12 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.50 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.34 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

24.15 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.49 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

12.31 %

MANUFACTURING

11.75 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

1.91 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

5.13 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.00 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.24 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.89 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.18 %

UTILITIES

2.50 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.49 %

Scurry County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

17,004

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,995

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$115,197

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,692

Births

BIRTHS

247

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$51,179

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$37,542

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

6.00 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.54 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.83 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.80 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.71 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.17 %

MANUFACTURING

2.09 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

15.78 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.11 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.50 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.15 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.55 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.96 %

UTILITIES

1.20 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.60 %

Shackelford County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,305

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,382

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$96,098

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,835

Births

BIRTHS

32

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$57,244

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$77,918

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.42 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.62 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.41 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

19.22 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.71 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.33 %

MANUFACTURING

8.11 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

22.99 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.85 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.06 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.68 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.21 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.99 %

UTILITIES

2.63 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.77 %

Stonewall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,387

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

616

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$72,696

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

593

Births

BIRTHS

15

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$45,349

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$48,863

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

8.86 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

0.92 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.14 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

42.25 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.03 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.27 %

MANUFACTURING

0.18 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.20 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

8.30 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.11 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.54 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.09 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.87 %

UTILITIES

0.74 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.51 %

Throckmorton County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,519

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

693

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$80,627

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

662

Births

BIRTHS

20

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$41,779

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$33,732

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.97 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.39 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.09 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

40.52 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.23 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.23 %

MANUFACTURING

1.86 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

11.34 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.60 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.97 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.74 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.46 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.58 %

UTILITIES

0.37 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.65 %