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Big Sandy, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Sandy had a population of 1,363 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Big Sandy is located at latitude 32.5857 and longitude -95.1127 in Upshur County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Sandy (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Upshur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Town of Big Sandy (GNIS ID: 2411688) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Big Sandy is located within Big Sandy Division of Upshur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Sandy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Big Sandy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,363
Population in Households 1,334
Population in Familes 1,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 837
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $83,083
Average Home Value $123,491


Median Household Income $38,681
Average Household Income $51,544
Per Capita Income $21,008
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.29%
Households 0.28% 0.31%
Families 1.97% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Big Sandy, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Sandy to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 868 50th
Population Density1 # 833 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 1182 32nd
Median Household Income # 1171 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1022 42nd

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