Big Sandy, Tennessee

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Big Sandy, Tennessee

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High Points

Big Sandy strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Big Sandy Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Big Sandy, Tennessee

Comparing Big Sandy to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 3
Median Family Income 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 8
Low Violent Crime 3 6

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Big Sandy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 38221
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.234
Longitude -88.085

Big Sandy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PARIS 2 SE
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station DOVER 1 W
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
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Big Sandy Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 518 100%
Male 247 47.7%
Female 271 52.3%
Under 18 109 21%
18+ 409 79%
65+ 107 20.7%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.79
White 514 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Big Sandy Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 518
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Big Sandy Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 55.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
Irish 9%
German 8.1%
English 6%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
European 1.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Welsh 1.5%
Italian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Big Sandy 518 $26,354
Bruceton 1,554 $36,176
Camden 3,828 $31,667
Hollow Rock 963 $33,421
New Johnsonville 1,905 $51,406
Paris 9,763 $32,258
Tennessee Ridge 1,334 $35,880
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Big Sandy High Schools (2004)

13305 HWY 69A
A Title I School.
Serves 435 students.

Big Sandy Colleges

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