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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

654

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

282

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$109,457

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

394

Births

BIRTHS

5

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$64,205

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$61,287

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.45 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

2.59 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.03 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

28.88 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.86 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

1.72 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.19 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.88 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

9.48 %

RETAIL TRADE

21.55 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.59 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.31 %

UTILITIES

0.43 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

6.03 %

Fisher County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,830

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,698

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$87,918

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,583

Births

BIRTHS

36

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$48,358

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$44,630

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

1.05 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.86 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.54 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

36.08 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.53 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

3.27 %

MANUFACTURING

5.80 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.18 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.64 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.06 %

RETAIL TRADE

8.12 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.01 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

5.06 %

UTILITIES

2.43 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.38 %

Garza County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

6,229

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,631

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$106,082

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,081

Births

BIRTHS

52

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$48,560

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$32,601

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

32

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

8.34 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.26 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

2.28 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.43 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.39 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

8.94 %

MANUFACTURING

0.84 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

10.43 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.93 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

24.43 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.05 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

5.51 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

2.73 %

UTILITIES

1.34 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.09 %

Haskell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

5,658

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,331

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$63,578

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,180

Births

BIRTHS

42

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$38,653

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$39,899

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.52 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.85 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.04 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

28.32 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.64 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.97 %

MANUFACTURING

1.35 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.02 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

5.85 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

10.47 %

RETAIL TRADE

20.83 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

0.94 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.27 %

UTILITIES

0.41 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

0.53 %

Jones County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

20,083

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

6,213

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$92,178

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5,540

Births

BIRTHS

156

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,719

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$32,639

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.13 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

11.45 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.78 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

29.82 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.62 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.77 %

MANUFACTURING

5.80 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

6.03 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

3.78 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.87 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.70 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.80 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.18 %

UTILITIES

1.38 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

2.90 %

Kent County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

762

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

362

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$86,048

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

462

Births

BIRTHS

4

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,971

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$54,630

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

4.47 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

6.07 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.71 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

59.74 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.64 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

3.83 %

MANUFACTURING

0.00 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

3.83 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

0.32 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

1.60 %

RETAIL TRADE

5.11 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.56 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.51 %

UTILITIES

0.32 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.28 %

Mitchell County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

8,545

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

2,631

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$84,365

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,248

Births

BIRTHS

100

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$46,022

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$33,593

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

2.50 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

3.80 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.10 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

46.66 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.37 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

7.28 %

MANUFACTURING

1.39 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.67 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.39 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.66 %

RETAIL TRADE

9.41 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.24 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.99 %

UTILITIES

3.38 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.16 %

Nolan County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

14,714

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,973

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$97,101

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,832

Births

BIRTHS

187

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$44,274

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$46,066

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

5.04 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.18 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

4.08 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

23.83 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.63 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

11.75 %

MANUFACTURING

12.45 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

2.54 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.37 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.61 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.21 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.91 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.16 %

UTILITIES

2.69 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

1.57 %

Scurry County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

16,703

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

5,860

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$117,647

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6,443

Births

BIRTHS

203

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$54,798

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$42,915

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

37

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.85 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.56 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.63 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

25.08 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0.56 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

9.41 %

MANUFACTURING

2.34 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

14.47 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

4.96 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

7.43 %

RETAIL TRADE

11.01 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

2.50 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

2.94 %

UTILITIES

1.28 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

5.97 %

Shackelford County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

3,265

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

1,373

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$98,127

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,863

Births

BIRTHS

29

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$60,364

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$113,163

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

42

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.51 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.43 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

6.22 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

17.21 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.59 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.56 %

MANUFACTURING

9.99 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

24.69 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

2.38 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

3.24 %

RETAIL TRADE

7.21 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

3.77 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

2.78 %

UTILITIES

1.06 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

5.36 %

Stonewall County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,350

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

599

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$78,588

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

566

Births

BIRTHS

10

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$47,258

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$58,541

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

47

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

10.40 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

5.10 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.02 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

42.53 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.08 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

5.29 %

MANUFACTURING

0.19 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

8.13 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.70 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

0.95 %

RETAIL TRADE

6.81 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

6.05 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

3.21 %

UTILITIES

0.76 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

3.78 %

Throckmorton County Demographics

Estimated Population

ESTIMATED POPULATION

1,501

Households

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

693

Home Value

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$79,957

Employees

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

624

Births

BIRTHS

10

Median Income

MEDIAN INCOME

$42,947

Capita Income

INCOME PER CAPITA

$41,454

Median Age

MEDIAN AGE

52

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS *

CONSTRUCTION

3.14 %

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES

4.32 %

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

3.54 %

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL)

41.26 %

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1.96 %

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

2.16 %

MANUFACTURING

1.77 %

NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINING

9.43 %

OTHER SERVICES (NOT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)

1.18 %

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES

2.75 %

RETAIL TRADE

14.73 %

TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING

4.13 %

UNEMPLOYMENT

4.72 %

UTILITIES

0.20 %

WHOLESALE TRADE

4.72 %