Big Sandy, TN 38221 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38221: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Big Sandy, TN 38221

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Benton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.239, Longitude -88.06
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 54
  • PO Box Addresses: 213
  • Residential Addresses: 1,514
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,514

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Big Sandy, TN 38221 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,371
Population in Households 3,371
Population in Familes 2,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $32,475
Average Household Income $46,837
Per Capita Income $20,619


Total Housing Units 2,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,127 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 583 (28.2%)
Median Home Value $95,515
Average Home Value $138,687


Total Households 1,484
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 986
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.08% -0.23%
Households 0.06% -0.23%
Families -0.15% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Big Sandy, TN 38221 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38221 to the other 612 ZIP Codes in Tennessee 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 # 366 40th
Population Density # 518 16th
Diversity Index # 520 15th
Median Household Income # 549 10th
Per Capita Income # 450 27th

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