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Big Sandy, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Big Sandy had a population of 576 as of July 1, 2017. Big Sandy ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Sandy is located at latitude 36.2324 and longitude -88.0855 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Sandy (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The Town of Big Sandy (GNIS ID: 2405262) 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.

The Town of Big Sandy is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton 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, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 576
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 629
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 576
Population in Familes 455
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 813
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $29,930
Average Household Income $45,748
Per Capita Income $20,281


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $83,951
Average Home Value $133,045


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 169
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 0.46% 0.0%
Households 0.44% 0.08%
Families 2.14% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Big Sandy, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Sandy to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 337 21st
Population Density # 122 72nd
Diversity Index # 371 13th
Median Household Income # 385 10th
Per Capita Income # 287 33rd

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