Big Sandy, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Big Sandy, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Sandy had a population of 1,418 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Big Sandy is located at latitude 32.5838 and longitude -95.1088 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Sandy: Big Sandy Switch.

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Big Sandy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,418
Population in Households 1,391
Population in Familes 1,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 871
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $41,418
Average Household Income $55,730
Per Capita Income $22,480


Total Housing Units 683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $98,374
Average Home Value $153,992


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 399
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.66% 0.68%
Households 0.64% 0.65%
Families 1.96% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

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, 2018 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 # 863 51st
Population Density # 818 53rd
Diversity Index # 1202 31st
Median Household Income # 1132 35th
Per Capita Income # 999 43rd

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