Big Sandy, Texas Population 2024

1,340

Big Sandy is a city located in Upshur County and Wood County Texas. Big Sandy has a 2024 population of 1,340. Big Sandy is currently growing at a rate of 2.06% annually and its population has increased by 8.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,232 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Sandy is $57,706 with a poverty rate of 32.33%. 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 years, 30.1 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Big Sandy Demographics

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

  • White: 82.65%
  • Black or African American: 12.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.39%
  • Asian: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
825.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.77% (108)
The current population of Big Sandy, Texas is 1,340 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,232.

Big Sandy, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,20582.65%
Black or African American18112.41%
Two or more races644.39%
Asian50.34%
Native American30.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Big Sandy Population by Race

Big Sandy Population Pyramid 2024

Big Sandy Median Age

36

Total

30.1

Male

41.2

Female

Big Sandy Adults

There are 1,097 adults, (194 of whom are seniors) in Big Sandy.

Big Sandy Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Sandy Sex Ratio

Female75952.06%
Male69947.94%

Big Sandy Population by Age

Big Sandy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5302.7542.157.9
Married2253.796040
Non Family1871.3233.766.3
Female983.0623.576.5
Male202.951090

3.24

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

42.1%

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 Grade364.04%
9th to 12th Grade13114.69%
High School Graduate29032.51%
Some College23826.68%
Associates Degree566.28%
Bachelors Degree11012.33%
Graduate Degree313.48%

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
White71158486
Black78556
Hispanic706341
2+ Races463913
Asian333
Native American300

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

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

Big Sandy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,478$42,063$28,194
Less Than 9th Grade$21,176$29,219$13,977
High School Graduate$43,578$44,698$38,269
Some College$31,591$58,125$28,125
Bachelors Degree$36,786$0$43,333
Graduate Degree$25,909$26,389$0

$32,478

Average Earnings

$42,063

Average Male

$28,194

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

96.18% of Big Sandy residents speak only English, while 3.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.57% of the population.

Big Sandy Language

Big Sandy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,03725824.88%
Hispanic15510366.45%
Black1818546.96%
Multiple641523.44%

32.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.39%

Male Poverty Rate

37.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Sandy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Sandy is Hispanic, with 66.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Sandy is Multiple, with 23.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.93%.

Big Sandy Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.34%
High School20.34%
Some College19.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%

Big Sandy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed49.09%
Male Employed19.59%
Female Employed18.53%
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$41,250$57,706
Families$47,679$67,261
Married Families$83,854$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,449$38,260

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Sandy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

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 55-64, 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

50

Number of Veterans

50

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War19
Second Gulf War10
Vietnam9
World War II8
Korea0

Big Sandy Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5418
75+13
55 to 6410
65 to 749
18 to 340

Big Sandy Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White434.81%
Black75.15%

Big Sandy Veterans by Race

Big Sandy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Sandy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

9.8%

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

67.83%

Born in Big Sandy

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Big Sandy residents were born in the United States, with 67.83% having been born in Texas. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Big Sandy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,475271.86%
20281,448271.9%
20271,421271.94%
20261,394271.98%
20251,367272.01%
20241,340272.06%
20231,313272.1%
20221,286241.9%
20211,262302.44%
20201,232-170-12.13%
20191,402171.23%
20181,385-6-0.43%
20171,39190.65%
20161,38290.66%
20151,373-3-0.22%
20141,376151.1%
20131,361-7-0.51%
20121,36820.15%
20111,36690.66%
20101,35700%

Big Sandy Population by Year