Big Sandy, Tennessee Population 2024

493

Big Sandy is a city located in Benton County Tennessee. Big Sandy has a 2024 population of 493. Big Sandy is currently growing at a rate of 0.61% annually and its population has increased by 2.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 483 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Sandy is $51,360 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Big Sandy is 36.1 years, 36.1 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Big Sandy Demographics

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

  • White: 96.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
785.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.07% (10)
The current population of Big Sandy, Tennessee is 493 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 483.

Big Sandy, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White57396.63%
Two or more races172.87%
Black or African American30.51%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Big Sandy Population by Race

Big Sandy Population Pyramid 2024

Big Sandy Median Age

36.1

Total

36.1

Male

34.5

Female

Big Sandy Adults

There are 423 adults, (98 of whom are seniors) in Big Sandy.

Big Sandy Age Dependency

82.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Sandy Sex Ratio

Female29048.9%
Male30351.1%

Big Sandy Population by Age

Big Sandy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2492.3860.639.4
Non Family1081.0750.949.1
Married1043.5362.537.5
Male242.7983.316.7
Female133.3184.615.4

3.28

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

60.6%

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 Grade246.09%
9th to 12th Grade338.38%
High School Graduate19449.24%
Some College7418.78%
Associates Degree143.55%
Bachelors Degree4912.44%
Graduate Degree61.52%

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
White37531852
2+ Races16160
Black333

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Big Sandy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,344$43,810$25,625
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$30,313$42,946$27,125
Some College$19,063$37,188$18,333
Bachelors Degree$95,441$96,029$58,750
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$32,344

Average Earnings

$43,810

Average Male

$25,625

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

97.19% of Big Sandy residents speak only English, while 2.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Big Sandy Language

Big Sandy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White573549.42%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.25%

Male Poverty Rate

10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Sandy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Sandy is White, with 9.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Sandy is White, with 9.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.61%.

Big Sandy Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Some College20.45%
Less Than 9th Grade17.54%
High School6.7%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Big Sandy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed4.14%
Female Employed1.96%
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$45,903$51,360
Families$53,828$64,787
Married Families$53,906$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,472$29,665

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Sandy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

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 20-34, 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

38

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War21
Second Gulf War18
Vietnam6
Korea3
World War II3

Big Sandy Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5424
75+9
65 to 745
18 to 340
55 to 640

Big Sandy Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White358.68%
Black3100%

Big Sandy Veterans by Race

Big Sandy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Sandy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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

69.98%

Born in Big Sandy

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Big Sandy residents were born in the United States, with 69.98% having been born in Tennessee. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Big Sandy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202950520.4%
202850330.6%
202750020.4%
202649830.61%
202549520.41%
202449330.61%
202349020.41%
202248840.83%
202148410.21%
2020483-36-6.94%
2019519-5-0.95%
201852471.35%
2017517-5-0.96%
2016522-5-0.95%
201552720.38%
2014525-7-1.32%
2013532-2-0.37%
2012534-5-0.93%
201153900%
201053900%

Big Sandy Population by Year