Big Sandy, TN Population

Population: 518. Estimated population in July 2020: 518 (0.0% change)
Males: 247 (47.7%), Females: 271 (52.3%)

Zip code: 38221

Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $22,917
Median house value: $52,100

Races in Big Sandy:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (35.5%), Irish (11.8%), German (6.2%), English (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), French (1.4%).

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Sandy

  • High school or higher: 61.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Sandy town

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+1.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Big Sandy:

  • CAMDEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; CAMDEN, TN)
  • HENRY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; PARIS, TN)
  • THREE RIVERS HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; WAVERLY, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Sandy:

  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 52 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: HOP)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 72 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 74 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Sandy:

  • HOUSTON COUNTY (about 14 miles; MC KINNON, TN; Abbreviation: M93)
  • BENTON COUNTY (about 17 miles; CAMDEN, TN; Abbreviation: 0M4)
  • HENRY COUNTY (about 21 miles; PARIS, TN; Abbreviation: PHT)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 46 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,744)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 85 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,784)
  • TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,346)
Private high school in Big Sandy:

  • LANDMARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 25; Location: PO BOX 4; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Big Sandy:

  • BIG SANDY SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 13305 HWY 69A; Grades: KG – 12)

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