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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

644

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

281

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$113,376

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

370

Births

BIRTHS

6

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$63,124

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$55,179

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.65 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

0.36 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.93 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.91 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.73 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.82 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.49 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.38 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

8.39 %

RETAIL TRADE

24.45 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.92 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.65 %

UTILITIES

0.36 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

6.93 %

Fisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,797

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,698

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$93,336

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,582

Births

BIRTHS

37

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$48,462

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$38,227

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

0.96 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.21 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.92 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

32.38 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.39 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.96 %

MANUFACTURING

5.92 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.70 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.10 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.64 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.35 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.11 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.78 %

UTILITIES

2.29 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.29 %

Garza County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

6,616

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,754

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$120,268

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,065

Births

BIRTHS

60

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,876

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$28,193

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

7.24 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.91 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.09 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.25 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.31 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.60 %

MANUFACTURING

0.78 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

10.35 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.04 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

27.31 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.34 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.93 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

2.87 %

UTILITIES

0.97 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.02 %

Haskell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,780

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,411

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$65,458

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,221

Births

BIRTHS

42

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$38,970

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$36,437

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.66 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

7.37 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.45 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

24.51 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.64 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.21 %

MANUFACTURING

1.22 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.47 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.88 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

14.69 %

RETAIL TRADE

20.90 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.58 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.93 %

UTILITIES

0.80 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.69 %

Jones County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

19,737

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,216

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$101,601

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,479

Births

BIRTHS

156

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,617

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$32,677

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.97 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.29 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.74 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

28.59 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.58 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.22 %

MANUFACTURING

7.80 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.71 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.18 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.63 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.34 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.61 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.18 %

UTILITIES

2.68 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.49 %

Kent County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

718

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

345

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$94,922

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

442

Births

BIRTHS

6

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$50,351

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$59,000

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.10 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.83 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.83 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

57.34 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.68 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.10 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

4.10 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

0.34 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.71 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.80 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.39 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.10 %

UTILITIES

0.34 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.37 %

Mitchell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

8,024

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,502

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$86,888

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,153

Births

BIRTHS

103

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,521

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$33,850

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.33 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.95 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.35 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

51.67 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.44 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.85 %

MANUFACTURING

1.41 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.92 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.41 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.11 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.76 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.73 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.83 %

UTILITIES

4.01 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.23 %

Nolan County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

14,653

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,020

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$94,441

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,566

Births

BIRTHS

196

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$43,859

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$43,918

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.42 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.57 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.41 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

23.65 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.47 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

12.65 %

MANUFACTURING

12.10 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

2.13 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

5.25 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.17 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.91 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.05 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.15 %

UTILITIES

2.52 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.55 %

Scurry County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

16,846

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,984

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$120,237

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,636

Births

BIRTHS

231

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$53,221

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$39,850

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

6.31 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.55 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.86 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.00 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.66 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.30 %

MANUFACTURING

2.12 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

17.39 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.16 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.58 %

RETAIL TRADE

10.70 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.62 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

2.87 %

UTILITIES

1.20 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.69 %

Shackelford County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,231

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,373

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$102,919

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,012

Births

BIRTHS

30

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$61,260

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$85,634

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.51 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.60 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.38 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

18.38 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.58 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.39 %

MANUFACTURING

8.18 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

25.05 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.87 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.02 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.18 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.30 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.09 %

UTILITIES

2.66 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.81 %

Stonewall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,349

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

606

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$77,686

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

563

Births

BIRTHS

12

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,370

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$54,660

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

9.28 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

0.93 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.15 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

41.00 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.04 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.49 %

MANUFACTURING

0.19 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.98 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

8.53 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.11 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.38 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.12 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.34 %

UTILITIES

0.74 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.71 %

Throckmorton County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,495

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

699

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$87,673

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

683

Births

BIRTHS

12

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,083

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$37,638

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.15 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.57 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.08 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

39.52 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.23 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.41 %

MANUFACTURING

1.86 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

12.62 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.60 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.15 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.53 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.64 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.45 %

UTILITIES

0.37 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.82 %