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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

646

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

282

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$114,599

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

338

Births

BIRTHS

6

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$63,650

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$63,756

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.64 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

0.36 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.91 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.82 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.73 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.82 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.45 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.36 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

8.36 %

RETAIL TRADE

24.73 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.91 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.00 %

UTILITIES

0.36 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

6.55 %

Fisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,829

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,708

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$92,618

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,611

Births

BIRTHS

36

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,763

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$46,444

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

0.95 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.10 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.82 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

32.60 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.48 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.96 %

MANUFACTURING

5.82 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.39 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.00 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.53 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.53 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.10 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.24 %

UTILITIES

2.19 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.29 %

Garza County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

6,561

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,733

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$118,172

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,070

Births

BIRTHS

57

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,521

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$30,072

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

7.02 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.85 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.08 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.51 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.38 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.51 %

MANUFACTURING

0.79 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

10.19 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.03 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

27.20 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.47 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.89 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.12 %

UTILITIES

0.94 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.04 %

Haskell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,798

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,412

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$64,123

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,266

Births

BIRTHS

41

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$38,121

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$34,530

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.50 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

7.21 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.34 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

24.56 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.64 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.10 %

MANUFACTURING

1.22 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.31 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.72 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

14.48 %

RETAIL TRADE

21.11 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.53 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.77 %

UTILITIES

0.80 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.69 %

Jones County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

19,766

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,155

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$92,745

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,447

Births

BIRTHS

159

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$45,239

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$30,559

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.02 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.30 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.64 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

28.32 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.61 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.21 %

MANUFACTURING

7.47 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.90 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.13 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.61 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.57 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.43 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.90 %

UTILITIES

2.60 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.29 %

Kent County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

724

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

348

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$90,292

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

447

Births

BIRTHS

6

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,556

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$54,858

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.08 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.80 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.80 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

57.48 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.68 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.08 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

4.08 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

0.34 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.70 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.12 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.38 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.74 %

UTILITIES

0.34 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.36 %

Mitchell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

8,124

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,525

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$84,557

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,235

Births

BIRTHS

100

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,785

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$31,913

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.23 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.88 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.28 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

51.79 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.44 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.72 %

MANUFACTURING

1.40 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.69 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.35 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.10 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.82 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.66 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.50 %

UTILITIES

3.93 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.22 %

Nolan County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

14,713

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,031

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$93,841

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,496

Births

BIRTHS

189

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,475

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$43,087

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.23 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.52 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.37 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

24.00 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.48 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

12.48 %

MANUFACTURING

11.98 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

2.09 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

5.15 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.15 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.12 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.98 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.41 %

UTILITIES

2.52 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.52 %

Scurry County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

16,823

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,960

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$120,944

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,731

Births

BIRTHS

222

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$53,705

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$42,095

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

6.08 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.52 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.82 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.38 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.70 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.20 %

MANUFACTURING

2.11 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

17.11 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.07 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.56 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.92 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.58 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.13 %

UTILITIES

1.20 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.62 %

Shackelford County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,245

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,376

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$100,799

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,932

Births

BIRTHS

29

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$59,842

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$130,461

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.38 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.56 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.34 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

18.69 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.66 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.35 %

MANUFACTURING

8.08 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

24.75 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.81 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.03 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.37 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.24 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.32 %

UTILITIES

2.67 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.76 %

Stonewall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,359

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

609

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$76,658

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

575

Births

BIRTHS

12

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,506

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$53,416

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

9.06 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

0.92 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.14 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

41.40 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.03 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.28 %

MANUFACTURING

0.18 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.76 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

8.32 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.11 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.55 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.10 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.88 %

UTILITIES

0.74 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.51 %

Throckmorton County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,511

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

705

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$85,109

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

681

Births

BIRTHS

12

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$42,409

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$35,941

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.15 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.37 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.07 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

40.00 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.22 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.41 %

MANUFACTURING

1.85 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.41 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.59 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.15 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.70 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.44 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.44 %

UTILITIES

0.37 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.81 %