Texas Howard County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Howard County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Howard County.

Street Address: 500 S Main St, Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone Number: (432) 264-2260 Howard 78,389 75,223

Street Address: 500 S Main St, Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone Number: (432) 264-2260 Howard N/A N/A

Overview of Howard County, Texas

Howard County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 33,627. Its county seat is Big Spring. Howard County is named for Volney E. Howard, a U.S. Congressman from Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,342 km² (904 mi²). 2,338 km² (903 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.15% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Borden County (north)
  • Mitchell County (east)
  • Sterling County (southeast)
  • Glasscock County (south)
  • Martib County (west)


As of the census of 2000, there are 33,627 people, 11,389 households, and 7,949 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (37/mi²). There are 13,589 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 80.14% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 12.43% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 37.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,389 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% are married couples living together, 12.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 26.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 118.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 122.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,805, and the median income for a family is $37,262. Males have a median income of $28,971 versus $21,390 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,027. 18.60% of the population and 14.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.70% of those under the age of 18 and 15.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Big Spring
  • Coahoma
  • Forsan