Big Sandy, Tennessee

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Big Sandy, Tennessee
Town
Downtown Big Sandy, 1936
Downtown Big Sandy, 1936
Location of Big Sandy, Tennessee
Location of Big Sandy, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°14′3″N 88°5′9″W / 36.23417°N 88.08583°W / 36.23417; -88.08583
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Benton
Area
 • Total 0.712 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.712 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 557
 • Density 810.4/sq mi (1,304.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38221
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-05860[1]
GNIS feature ID 1277379[2]

Big Sandy is a town in Benton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 557 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Big Sandy is located at 36°14′3″N 88°5′9″W / 36.23417°N 88.08583°W / 36.23417; -88.08583 (36.234203, -88.085869)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 380
1920 603 58.7%
1930 603 0.0%
1940 601 −0.3%
1950 621 3.3%
1960 492 −20.8%
1970 539 9.6%
1980 650 20.6%
1990 505 −22.3%
2000 518 2.6%
2010 551 6.4%
Est. 2012 557 1.1%
Sources:[5][6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 518 people, 241 households, and 145 families residing in the town. The population density was 728.0 people per square mile (281.7/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 418.8 per square mile (162.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.23% White, 0.19% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population age spread was 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $26,354. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $17,596 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,688. About 13.8% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties, State of Tennessee official website, 14 July 2011. Retrieved: 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°14′03″N 88°05′09″W / 36.234203°N 88.085869°W / 36.234203; -88.085869