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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

663

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

285

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$122,503

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

416

Births

BIRTHS

5

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$67,430

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$66,783

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.09 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.78 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

5.56 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

20.06 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.62 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.23 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.48 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.16 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

24.69 %

RETAIL TRADE

20.99 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.16 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.32 %

UTILITIES

0.31 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

5.56 %

Fisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,884

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,714

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$96,449

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,533

Births

BIRTHS

35

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$48,386

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$49,100

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

0.95 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.55 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.34 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

36.58 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.64 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.64 %

MANUFACTURING

5.71 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.51 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.11 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

5.07 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.87 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.81 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.61 %

UTILITIES

2.43 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.17 %

Garza County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

6,317

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,641

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$115,173

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,883

Births

BIRTHS

51

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$49,553

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$31,223

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

8.52 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.84 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.21 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

16.89 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.47 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.94 %

MANUFACTURING

0.84 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.68 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.58 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

24.36 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.79 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.37 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.21 %

UTILITIES

1.26 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.05 %

Haskell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,738

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,352

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$69,693

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,539

Births

BIRTHS

41

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$38,573

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$46,070

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.87 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.61 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.74 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

28.97 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.68 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.84 %

MANUFACTURING

1.41 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

7.30 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

5.70 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

9.08 %

RETAIL TRADE

21.94 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.96 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.20 %

UTILITIES

0.32 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.36 %

Jones County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

20,366

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,200

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$102,354

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,337

Births

BIRTHS

152

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,315

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$35,520

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

6.91 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

7.89 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.34 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

27.81 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.28 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.81 %

MANUFACTURING

4.38 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

5.45 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.94 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

6.63 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.58 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.55 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

11.26 %

UTILITIES

1.29 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.87 %

Kent County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

773

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

366

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$95,435

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

440

Births

BIRTHS

4

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$49,916

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$51,139

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.26 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.89 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.89 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

55.74 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.98 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

3.93 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

3.61 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

0.33 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.64 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.57 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.62 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.90 %

UTILITIES

0.33 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.31 %

Mitchell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

8,666

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,650

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$91,294

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,192

Births

BIRTHS

98

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$45,135

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$37,113

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.37 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.33 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.66 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

43.64 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.40 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

6.94 %

MANUFACTURING

1.34 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.20 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.39 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

4.26 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.51 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.18 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

8.47 %

UTILITIES

3.32 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.99 %

Nolan County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

14,922

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,027

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$104,441

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,774

Births

BIRTHS

184

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$45,092

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$48,017

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

9.79 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.35 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.35 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

23.29 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.47 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

9.36 %

MANUFACTURING

12.24 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

2.28 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.79 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

5.94 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.68 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.08 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.40 %

UTILITIES

2.53 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.43 %

Scurry County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

16,939

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,908

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$128,209

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,739

Births

BIRTHS

200

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$56,118

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$47,272

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.62 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.12 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.67 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

26.01 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.50 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.65 %

MANUFACTURING

2.69 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.89 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

5.44 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.82 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.72 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

1.44 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.82 %

UTILITIES

2.05 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

5.58 %

Shackelford County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,311

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,385

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$108,982

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,688

Births

BIRTHS

29

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$62,906

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$86,294

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.66 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.57 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.94 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.46 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.57 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.85 %

MANUFACTURING

8.81 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

21.57 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.72 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.99 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.54 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.36 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.01 %

UTILITIES

1.12 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.85 %

Stonewall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,369

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

605

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$84,486

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

547

Births

BIRTHS

10

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,837

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$59,419

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

10.00 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.15 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.88 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

42.12 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.12 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

4.62 %

MANUFACTURING

0.19 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

4.81 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.92 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

0.96 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.27 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.96 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.58 %

UTILITIES

0.77 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.65 %

Throckmorton County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,522

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

700

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$84,983

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

604

Births

BIRTHS

10

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$41,424

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$44,582

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.18 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.32 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.64 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

49.09 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.27 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.05 %

MANUFACTURING

1.82 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.86 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.36 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.41 %

RETAIL TRADE

4.09 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.32 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.05 %

UTILITIES

0.23 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.32 %