For population 25 years and over in Big Sandy:
For population 15 years and over in Big Sandy town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $497 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (46.3 miles , pop. 103,455).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (73.9 miles , pop. 569,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (388.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Springville, TN (2.5 miles ), Buchanan-Elkhorn, TN (3.5 miles ), Camden, TN (3.6 miles ), Paris, TN (3.7 miles ), Bruceton, TN (4.0 miles ), New Johnsonville, TN (4.0 miles ), Hollow Rock, TN (4.2 miles ), Henry, TN (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 36.23 N, Longitude: 88.09 W
Area code: 731
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Big Sandy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+1.4%).
Work and jobs in Big Sandy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Big Sandy, Tennessee
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Big Sandy-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/7/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Big Sandy town center killed 3 people and injured 137 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 1/22/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Big Sandy-area historical earthquake activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Big Sandy center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from Big Sandy center
On 6/2/2005 at 11:35:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 MB, 3.9 MW, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Benton County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Big Sandy:
Airports located in Big Sandy:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Sandy:
See full list of schools located in Big Sandy
Public high school in Big Sandy:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Sandy and their reported violations in the past:BIG SANDY WATER DEPT (Population served: 1036, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:HARBOR UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 521, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:REITH RESORT & TRAILER PARK (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.5%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Big Sandy compared to Tennessee state average:
Banks with branches in Big Sandy (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Big Sandy (based on Benton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Big Sandy government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,402 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,756 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Big Sandy:
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Big Sandy fatal accident list:
Aug 23, 2000 01:12 AM, Us-Sr69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $260,000
Total average daily traffic: 720
Total average daily truck traffic: 43
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,152
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Sandy)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Sandy)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Sandy, TN
Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.