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Big Sandy, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Sandy had a population of 1,357 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Big Sandy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,357
Daytime Population: Workers 517
Daytime Population: Residents 863
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,380
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,329
Population in Familes 1,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 833
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $40,399
Average Household Income $54,363
Per Capita Income $21,986


Total Housing Units 657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $86,007
Average Home Value $130,115


Total Households 579
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.25%
Households 0.1% 0.24%
Families 1.55% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 2017 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 # 871 50th
Population Density # 838 52nd
Diversity Index # 1171 33rd
Median Household Income # 1174 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1029 41st

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