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Big Sandy, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Big Sandy Census Designated Place had a population of 174 as of July 1, 2018. Big Sandy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Sandy is located at latitude 37.4611 and longitude -81.7059 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the Big Sandy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The Big Sandy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586765) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Big Sandy Census Designated Place is located within Browns Creek District, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.


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Big Sandy, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 174
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 327
Diversity Index3 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,468
Average Household Income $53,975
Per Capita Income $24,287

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 97 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $60,870
Average Home Value $72,581
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% -0.35%
Households 0.49% -0.53%
Families 0.0% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Big Sandy, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Sandy to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 365 10th
Population Density # 320 21st
Diversity Index # 226 45th
Median Household Income # 199 51st
Per Capita Income # 116 72nd

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