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Big Sandy, Montana
Welcome to Big Sandy ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Big Sandy has a population of 567 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Big Sandy.
Big Sandy is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Big Sandy is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Big Sandy lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Big Sandy lies within the (406) area code.
The ZIP code for Big Sandy: 59520<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Big Sandy had an population of 567 people. This is a decrease of 5.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.35% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Sandy had a population of 598 people (or 10.29% of the total population of Chouteau County). This makes Big Sandy the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Big Sandy represents 0.06% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 598 people, the population of Big Sandy decreased 14.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 703 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Sandy.
Communities Also Named Big Sandy ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Big Sandy - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky (2), Nebraska, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Sandy.
Communities near Big Sandy ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Big Sandy.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Sandy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Sandy.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Sandy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Sandy.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Sandy. See our Newspapers Page for Big Sandy.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Sandy ...
Looking for more information about Big Sandy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Big Sandy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Big Sandy.
Adding Big Sandy to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Big Sandy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Big Sandy was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Big Sandy on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Big Sandy on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Big Sandy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.mt.us/
The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022