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Big Sandy is a town in Upshur County, in the Longview metro area.
The community was named for nearby creek
The latitude of Big Sandy is 32.583N. The longitude is -95.108W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,322.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Sandy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Upshur County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Longview-Marshall area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75755 ZIP code.
11% of Big Sandy residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Sandy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Sandy was $14,989, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Big Sandy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Sandy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
Upshur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Sandy political report.
The average commute time for Big Sandy workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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