Big Sandy, Texas

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Population in 2017: 1,384 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 
Males: 603  (43.6%)
Females: 781  (56.4%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75755.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,493 (it was $25,284 in 2000)
Big Sandy:

$37,493
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,560 (it was $14,989 in 2000)

Big Sandy town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,972 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Big Sandy:

$117,972
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $765.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Sandy: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.5%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.0% for Black residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big Sandy, TX (2010)
    • 1,06879.5%White alone
    • 17613.1%Black alone
    • 735.4%Hispanic
    • 171.3%Two or more races
    • 70.5%Asian alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Other race alone

Races in Big Sandy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Big Sandy, Texas as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Sandy is 64 to 1.


Crime rates in Big Sandy by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(147.1)
1
(73.9)
1
(73.1)
2
(148.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(221.1)
2
(144.2)
4
(294.1)
3
(221.7)
1
(73.1)
1
(74.2)
1
(72.9)
1
(72.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(1,621)
3
(216.3)
7
(514.7)
6
(443.5)
5
(365.5)
5
(370.9)
6
(437.6)
4
(289.9)
1
(73.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(1,253)
19
(1,370)
16
(1,176)
0
(0.0)
12
(877.2)
1
(74.2)
5
(364.7)
5
(362.3)
3
(219.3)
0
(0.0)
75
(5,451)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(73.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)213.798.8191.9156.797.288.365.649.313.914.7218.00.010.80.0

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City-data.com crime index in Big Sandy, TX

Crime rate in Big Sandy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.32
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: American (19.4%), English (5.3%), Irish (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), German (3.0%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.64 square miles.

Population density: 845 people per square mile   (low).

Big Sandy, Texas map

20 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,781 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,201 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (20.5 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (78.6 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (98.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hawkins, TX (2.3 miles ),
Winona, TX (2.7 miles ),
Gladewater, TX (3.2 miles ),
Holly Lake Ranch, TX (3.2 miles ),
Union Grove, TX (3.4 miles ),
Warren City, TX (3.5 miles ),
Clarksville City, TX (3.6 miles ),
Liberty City, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 32.58 N, Longitude: 95.11 W

Area code: 903

Distribution of median household income in Big Sandy, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Sandy, TX in 2017
Big Sandy satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Big Sandy, TX residents
Average permit cost in Big Sandy, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in Big Sandy, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Big Sandy, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)

Average climate in Big Sandy, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Big Sandy, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.7. This is better than average.

City:

57.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.62
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Big Sandy-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/1/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Big Sandy town center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/3/1958, a category F3 tornado 17.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Sandy-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 330.1 miles away from Big Sandy center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 244.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 246.8 miles away from Big Sandy center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 345.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Big Sandy center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Upshur County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Sandy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Sandy:

  • WOODBINE COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)
  • MEDICAL CENTER-GLADEWATER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)
  • GLADEWATER MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)
  • MONTE CARLO COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)
  • TENERY STREET COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)
  • GLADEWATER HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)
  • TEXAN NURSING AND REHAB OF GLADEWATER LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GLADEWATER, TX)

Airports located in Big Sandy:

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

  • Tyler Junior College (about 20 miles; Tyler, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,104)
  • Kilgore College (about 21 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 21 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • LeTourneau University (about 24 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 39 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 52 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 5,333)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 65 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)

Public high schools in Big Sandy:

  • HARMONY H S (Students: 330, Location: 9788 STATE HWY 154 W, Grades: 9-12)
  • BIG SANDY H S (Students: 147, Location: 401 WILDCAT DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • AZLEWAY - BIG SANDY (Location: 1085 PRIVATE RD 3481, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Big Sandy:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Big Sandy Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Big Sandy include: Bethel Church (A), Church of Christ (B), United Church of God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Chilton Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Big Sandy Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Henry Thomas (blues musician) - Country blues singer.

Upshur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.1%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Big Sandy (2011 data):

  • Austin Bank, Texas National Association: Big Sandy Branch at Highway 80, branch established on 1947/10/06. Info updated 2010/10/14: Bank assets: $1,328.1 mil, Deposits: $1,154.0 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Jane Austin Chapman Limited Partnership, L.P.
  • The First National Bank of Gilmer: Big Sandy Branch at 910 West Broadway, branch established on 2000/02/09. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $192.1 mil, Deposits: $166.8 mil, headquarters in Gilmer, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Gilmer Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Big Sandy:

Marital status in Big Sandy, TX
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Big Sandy:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Sandy
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Sandy, TX (based on Upshur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,37760
Other4,0477
Mainline Protestant1,0918
Black Protestant8766
Catholic7432
None20,175-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Upshur County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Here:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Big Sandy:

47.9%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Big Sandy:

29.3
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Big Sandy:

14.7%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Sandy:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Big Sandy:

39.4%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Sandy:

79.7%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Sandy, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,089$36,1780$0
Water Supply 4$11,564$34,6920$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,999$35,9880$0
Police - Other 1$2,701$32,4120$0
Financial Administration 1$4,719$56,6280$0
Sewerage 1$4,081$48,9720$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 14$44,153$37,8450$0

Big Sandy government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $554,000 ($400.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $256,000 ($184.97)
    Sewerage: $216,000 ($156.07)
    Police Protection: $186,000 ($134.39)
    Libraries: $178,000 ($128.61)
    Water Utilities: $101,000 ($72.98)
    Gas Utilities: $97,000 ($70.09)
    General Public Buildings: $78,000 ($56.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($31.07)
    Air Transportation: $38,000 ($27.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($20.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($18.79)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($16.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $84,000 ($60.69)
    Libraries: $58,000 ($41.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($11.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $626,000 ($452.31)

Big Sandy government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $312,000 ($225.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $253,000 ($182.80)
    Air Transportation: $32,000 ($23.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $208,000 ($150.29)
    Interest Earnings: $99,000 ($71.53)
    General Revenue - Other: $78,000 ($56.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($13.73)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $262,000 ($189.31)
    Water Utilities: $244,000 ($176.30)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $193,000 ($139.45)
    Property: $75,000 ($54.19)

Big Sandy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,197,000 ($1587.43)

9.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.72%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gregg County, TX  3.75% ($45,674 average AGI)
from Harrison County, TX  0.70% ($45,287)
from Smith County, TX  0.60% ($40,309)


8.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Gregg County, TX  3.03% ($43,485 average AGI)
to Smith County, TX  0.67% ($42,618)
to Harrison County, TX  0.60% ($37,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Sandy:

  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KEES (1430 AM; 5 kW; GLADEWATER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZEY (690 AM; 1 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KWRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Sandy:

  • KVNE (89.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KYKX (105.7 FM; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KFRO-FM (95.3 FM; GILMER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KTAA (90.7 FM; BIG SANDY, TX; Owner: INSTITUTE IN BASIC LIFE PRINCIPLES, INC.)
  • KBLZ (102.7 FM; WINONA, TX; Owner: S.O. 2,000, LC)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTX-FM (96.1 FM; KILGORE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIXK (99.3 FM; WHITE OAK, TX; Owner: REYNOLDS RADIO, INC.)
  • KTPB (88.7 FM; KILGORE, TX; Owner: KILGORE JUNIOR COLLEGE)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGLY (91.3 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KISX (107.3 FM; WHITEHOUSE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKUS (104.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KDVE (103.1 FM; PITTSBURG, TX; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • K243AE (96.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWNS (104.7 FM; WINNSBORO, TX; Owner: RICHARD E. FOSTER)
  • K259AQ (99.7 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Sandy:

  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLPN-LP (Channel 58; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KTPN-LP (Channel 48; TYLER, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K20DL (Channel 20; TYLER, TX; Owner: PROGRESSIVE CABLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KLGV-LP (Channel 10; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Big Sandy fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 2006 05:45 PM, Us-80, Lat: 32.583470, Lon: -95.105360, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 30, 1994 07:30 PM, 80, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 1992 08:00 PM, 155n, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 18, 1986 09:20 PM, 155south, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 11, 1985 00:50 AM, 80, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 26, 1979 04:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 384ft / 117mTotal length
  • 33,122Total average daily traffic
  • 4,488Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,641Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Big Sandy, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Big Sandy, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Sandy)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Big Sandy, TX)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Sandy)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1649V , Serial Number: 13821, Year manufactured: 1947, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Larry B Laforce, Po Box 1450, Big Sandy, TX 75755
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 316PC , Serial Number: 15069440, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 12/23/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Marchell, Po Box 439, Big Sandy, TX 75755
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6853U , Serial Number: 2558, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 11/02/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Larry B Laforce, Po Box 1450, Big Sandy, TX 75755
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 80844 , Serial Number: 247, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Larry B Laforce, Po Box 1450, Big Sandy, TX 75755
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3553Q , Serial Number: 17261671, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Euro Jet Inc, Rr 5 Box 21714, Big Sandy, TX 75755
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/19/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$56,4201$74,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9505.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Sandy, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Sandy, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 45 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Big Sandy, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (65.7%), and Structure Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Big Sandy, TX
    • 19965.7%Outside Fires
    • 8528.1%Structure Fires
    • 165.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Sandy, TX
Most common first names in Big Sandy, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5674.0 years
William3277.0 years
Mary2979.5 years
John2669.7 years
Robert1773.1 years
Willie1580.6 years
Joseph1377.9 years
Helen1381.4 years
Charles1366.8 years
George1371.7 years
Most common last names in Big Sandy, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2471.6 years
Davis1975.5 years
Johnson1878.6 years
Gage1479.9 years
Brown1273.4 years
Marsh1273.2 years
Thompson1173.0 years
Miller1171.3 years
Baird1176.8 years
Green1076.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Sandy, TX
  • 54.7%Electricity
  • 35.3%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Sandy, TX
  • 83.3%Electricity
  • 16.7%Utility gas


Big Sandy compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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  • Michael J. Palmer (2)
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  • Audis Byrd (1)
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Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2020.