Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas

Big Sandy is a city in Upshur County, Texas. As of the 2014 census, the city population was 1,370. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.64 square miles. The population density was 837 people per square mile. The median age was 31.8 years (Texas state median age was 34.4 years). For every 100 females there were 87 males.
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Description of the Population
Population (Year: 2014)
1,370 residents
Population Change
+6.4% since 2000 year
Residents Median Age
31.8 years (State: 34.4)
Below the Poverty Line
18.1% (Year: 2015)
Population Males
639 residents
Population Females
731 residents
Population Rural
100% of residents
Foreign Born Residents
1% (State: 16.6%)
Unemployment (Year: 2015)
5.2% (State: 4.4%)

Elections Results Data


    English Language Proficiency by Native Speakers


      Big Sandy Marital Status Data (Over 15 Years Old)


        Big Sandy Residents Living Below the Poverty Line (According to 2015)


          Year of Entry for the Foreign-born Big Sandy Residents


            Countries for the Foreign-Born Residents

              Financial Information
              Median Sale for Vacant Units (Year: 2015)
              Median Home Value (Year: 2015)
              $92,653 (State: $152,000)
              Changes in Home Value
              +$39,353 since 2000 year
              Median Gross Rent (Year: 2015)
              Median Contract Rent Range (Year: 2015)
              $444 – $393
              Median Rent for Vacant Units (Year: 2015)
              Cost of Living Index (Date: February 2016)
              80 (USA: 100)
              Property Taxes with Mortgage (Year: 2015)
              $1,601 (1.70%)
              Property Taxes without Mortgage (Year: 2015)
              $1,092 (1.60%)
              Median Household Income (Year: 2015)
              $37,263 (State: $55,653)
              Changes in Household Income
              +$11,979 since 2000 year
              Median Per Capita Income (Year: 2015)
              Changes in Per Capita Income
              +$4,222 since 2000 year
              Education Data (by Residents, Schools, Colleges)

              Education attainment (25+ years residents)


                Males 25 Years and Older


                  Females 25 Years and Older


                    Nearest Colleges & Universities

                    • Tyler Junior College
                      about 20 miles
                      Tyler, TX
                      Full-time enrollment: 8,104
                    • Kilgore College
                      about 21 miles
                      Kilgore, TX
                      FT enrollment: 3,127
                    • The University of Texas at Tyler
                      about 21 miles
                      Tyler, TX
                      FT enrollment: 5,774
                    • LeTourneau University
                      about 24 miles
                      Longview, TX
                      FT enrollment: 2,357
                    • Northeast Texas Community College
                      about 39 miles
                      Mount Pleasant, TX
                      FT enrollment: 2,320
                    • Trinity Valley Community College
                      about 52 miles
                      Athens, TX
                      FT enrollment: 5,333
                    • Texas A & M University-Commerce
                      about 65 miles
                      Commerce, TX
                      FT enrollment: 8,890

                    List of Largest Public High Schools

                    • HARMONY H S
                      Students: 330
                      Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W
                      Grades: 9-12
                    • BIG SANDY H S
                      Students: 147
                      Location: 401 WILDCAT DR
                      Grades: 9-12
                    • AZLEWAY – BIG SANDY
                      Location: 1085 PRIVATE RD 3481
                      Grades: KG-12
                      Charter school

                    List of Largest Public Middle Schools

                    • BIG SANDY EL
                      Students: 372
                      Location: 401 WILDCAT DR
                      Grades: PK-5
                    • HARMONY EL
                      Students: 329
                      Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W
                      Grades: PK-3
                    • HARMONY JUNIOR HIGH
                      Students: 263
                      Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W
                      Grades: 6-8
                    • BIG SANDY J H
                      Students: 185
                      Location: 401 WILDCAT DR
                      Grades: 6-8
                      Students: 150
                      Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W
                      Grades: 4-5
                    Big Sandy Police Department
                    Full-time Employees (Year: 2015)
                    5 policemen
                    Full-time Law Enforcement Officers
                    5 policemen
                    Officers per 1,000 Residents
                    3.63 policemen (State: 2.09)
                    Labor Market Description

                    Unemployment Rate


                      Male: Employment in Industries (Services)


                        Female: Employment in Industries (Services)


                          Male: Most Common Occupations


                            Female: Most Common Occupations

                              Big Sandy Infrastructure
                              Grocery Stores in the City
                              3 stores
                              Grocery Stores per 10,000 Citizens
                              0.79 (State: 1.47)
                              Supercenters in the City
                              1 centers
                              Supercenters per 10,000 Citizens
                              0.26 (State: 0.14)
                              Convenience Stores not at Gas Stations
                              3 stores
                              Convenience Stores per 10,000 (no Gas)
                              0.79 (State: 1.11)
                              Convenience Stores at Gas Stations
                              17 stores
                              Convenience Stores per 10,000 (with Gas)
                              4.49 (State: 3.95)
                              Number of Restaurants in the City
                              14 restaurants
                              Restaurants per 10,000 Citizens
                              3.70 (State: 6.13)
                              Number of Houses in the City

                              Hospitals in Big Sandy

                              • WOODBINE COMMUNITY HOME
                                Hospital, about 9 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX
                              • MEDICAL CENTER-GLADEWATER
                                Hospital, about 10 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX
                              • GLADEWATER MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL
                                Nursing Home, about 10 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX
                              • MONTE CARLO COMMUNITY HOME
                                Hospital, about 10 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX
                              • TENERY STREET COMMUNITY HOME
                                Hospital, about 11 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX
                              • GLADEWATER HEALTHCARE CENTER
                                Nursing Home, about 11 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX
                              • TEXAN NURSING AND REHAB OF GLADEWATER LLC
                                Nursing Home, about 12 miles away
                                GLADEWATER, TX

                              Airports & Heliports in Big Sandy

                              • Alert Field Airport
                              • Crosscut Field Airport

                              Average Travel Time to Work


                                Means of Transportation for Getting to Work

                                  Other Information

                                  Big Sandy by Race (According to 2010)


                                    Crime Rates per 100,000 Residents (According to 2015)


                                      Natural Disasters in Big Sandy


                                        Air Quality Information

                                          Common Weather Information
                                          Tornadoes Average Activity
                                          125% (Greater then US)
                                          Earthquakes Average Activity
                                          80% (Smaller then US)
                                          Number of Natural Disasters
                                          16 pc. (State: 13 pc.)
                                          Number of Major Disasters
                                          10 pc.
                                          Number of Emergencies Disasters
                                          6 pc.
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                                          ZIP Codes for Big Sandy: 75755
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