Big Sandy, Montana Population 2024

593

Big Sandy is a city located in Blaine County, Chouteau County, and Hill County Montana. Big Sandy has a 2024 population of 593. Big Sandy is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 605 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Sandy is $68,500 with a poverty rate of 10.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Big Sandy is 43.5 years, 43 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Big Sandy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Sandy was:

  • White: 81.08%
  • Two or more races: 11.65%
  • Native American: 4.14%
  • Asian: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,244.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.98% (-12)
The current population of Big Sandy, Montana is 593 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 605.

Big Sandy, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White64781.08%
Two or more races9311.65%
Native American334.14%
Asian172.13%
Black or African American81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Big Sandy Population by Race

Big Sandy Population Pyramid 2024

Big Sandy Median Age

43.5

Total

43

Male

43.5

Female

Big Sandy Adults

There are 597 adults, (151 of whom are seniors) in Big Sandy.

Big Sandy Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Sandy Sex Ratio

Female46958.77%
Male32941.23%

Big Sandy Population by Age

Big Sandy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2892.6771.628.4
Married1303.6274.625.4
Non Family1291.036238
Male168.251000
Female142.641000

3.99

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Big Sandy Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade193.39%
9th to 12th Grade315.54%
High School Graduate26447.14%
Some College10218.21%
Associates Degree254.46%
Bachelors Degree7212.86%
Graduate Degree478.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Big Sandy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Sandy Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White469449107
2+ Races42120
Native American31314
Asian10108
Black880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80%.

Big Sandy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,583$47,143$37,216
Less Than 9th Grade$3,365$0$2,885
High School Graduate$41,333$56,250$40,385
Some College$55,625$70,625$26,667
Bachelors Degree$45,114$14,375$46,023
Graduate Degree$49,167$33,750$60,417

$41,583

Average Earnings

$47,143

Average Male

$37,216

Average Female

Big Sandy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Sandy Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Big Sandy Language

98.3% of Big Sandy residents speak only English, while 1.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.7% of the population.

Big Sandy Language

Big Sandy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6477010.82%
Multiple931313.98%

10.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.21%

Male Poverty Rate

11.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Sandy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Sandy is Multiple, with 13.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Sandy is White, with 10.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.8%.

Big Sandy Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28%
Some College12.6%
Bachelors or Greater11.76%
High School4.55%

Big Sandy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.45%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed10.61%
Female Unemployed0%

Big Sandy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Sandy Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,169$68,500
Families$87,250$90,271
Married Families$105,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,615$41,497

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Sandy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Sandy Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Big Sandy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Big Sandy Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Big Sandy Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

28

Number of Veterans

28

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam20
Second Gulf War3
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Big Sandy Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7420
75+5
35 to 543
18 to 340
55 to 640

Big Sandy Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White285.86%

Big Sandy Veterans by Race

Big Sandy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Sandy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Big Sandy Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Big Sandy Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Big Sandy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.17%

Born in Big Sandy

96.24%

Native Born

3.76%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

1.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.24% of Big Sandy residents were born in the United States, with 68.17% having been born in Montana. 1.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Big Sandy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029578-3-0.52%
2028581-3-0.51%
2027584-3-0.51%
2026587-3-0.51%
2025590-3-0.51%
2024593-3-0.5%
2023596-3-0.5%
2022599-5-0.83%
2021604-1-0.17%
2020605386.7%
2019567-14-2.41%
201858100%
2017581-8-1.36%
2016589-2-0.34%
2015591-14-2.31%
201460550.83%
2013600-9-1.48%
2012609152.53%
201159400%
201059400%

Big Sandy Population by Year