Big Sandy, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 1,288. Estimated population in 2021: 1,349 (+4.7% change)
Males: 599 (46.5%), Females: 689 (53.5%)

Upshur County

Zip code: 75755

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $25,284
Median house value: $56,500

Races in Big Sandy:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.5%)
  • Black (12.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (16.1%), German (10.0%), English (8.8%), United States (7.8%), French (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Sandy

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Sandy town

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2.1% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+8.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Big Sandy:

  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH CENTER (about 15 miles; TYLER, TX)
  • ROY H LAIRD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; KILGORE, TX)
  • EAST TEXAS MED CTR REHAB HOSP (about 22 miles; TYLER, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Sandy:

  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 26 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)
  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 32 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • COX FLD (about 76 miles; PARIS, TX; Abbreviation: PRX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Sandy:

  • GLADEWATER MUNI (about 12 miles; GLADEWATER, TX; Abbreviation: 07F)
  • FOX STEPHENS FIELD – GILMER MUNI (about 15 miles; GILMER, TX; Abbreviation: 4F4)
  • WINNSBORO MUNI (about 27 miles; WINNSBORO, TX; Abbreviation: F51)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Sandy:

  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 22 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 22 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; ATHENS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,858)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE (about 72 miles; COMMERCE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,998)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 89 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)

Schools

Public high schools in Big Sandy:

  • HARMONY H S (Students: 314; Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BIG SANDY H S (Students: 190; Location: 1 WILDCAT DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Big Sandy:

  • BIG SANDY EL (Students: 367; Location: 1 WILDCAT DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HARMONY ELEMENTARY (Students: 317; Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W; Grades: PK – 03)
  • HARMONY JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 231; Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BIG SANDY J H (Students: 150; Location: #1 WILDCAT DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARMONY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W; Grades: 04 – 05)

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