Sweeny, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sweeny, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sweeny had a population of 3,874 as of July 1, 2015. Sweeny ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweeny is located at latitude 29.0461 and longitude -95.6985 in Brazoria County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweeny (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Sweeny (GNIS ID: 2412021) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sweeny is located within Brazoria-West Columbia Division of Brazoria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweeny population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweeny: Sweeney.

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Sweeny, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,874
Population in Households 3,800
Population in Familes 3,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 1,947
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 1,454
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,028
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 515 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $119,106
Average Home Value $165,378


Median Household Income $52,417
Average Household Income $61,252
Per Capita Income $23,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 1.21%
Households 0.99% 1.25%
Families 1.13% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sweeny, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweeny to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 470 73rd
Population Density1 # 319 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 578 67th
Median Household Income # 621 65th
Per Capita Income # 740 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.