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Welcome to Big Lake ...

The city of Big Lake is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Big Lake is located in Reagan County<1> and is the County Seat for Reagan County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Big Lake, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1912.

A typical abbreviation for Big Lake: Big Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Big Lake has a population of 3,355 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Big Lake is 2,680 feet [817 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Big Lake is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Big Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Big Lake is within the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Big Lake: 76932<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Big Lake had an population of 3,355 people. This is an increase of 14.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Lake had a population of 2,936 people (or 87.2% of the total population of Reagan County). This makes Big Lake the county's most populous community.

The population of Big Lake represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 463rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,936 people, the population of Big Lake increased 1.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,885 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Lake.

Communities Also Named Big Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Big Lake - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Lake.

Communities near Big Lake ...

We have created a list of 5 communities that are near Big Lake.

  • Best ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Best
    • Best is located in Reagan County
  • Texon ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texon
    • Texon is located in Reagan County
  • Stiles ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stiles have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stiles
    • Stiles is located in Reagan County
  • Barnhart
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Rankin
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Lake.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Big Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Lake ...

Looking for more information about Big Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Big Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Big Lake.

Adding Big Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Big Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Big Lake was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Big Lake post office opened in 1912.

We also found Big Lake on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Big Lake.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Big Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Reagan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Big Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Big Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Big Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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