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Sweeny, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sweeny is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brazoria County at latitude 29.0461 and longitude -95.6985. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Sweeny, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sweeny, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sweeny indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweeny: Sweeney.

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Sweeny, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,793
Population in Households 3,718
Population in Familes 3,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 1,906
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,424
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,006
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 925 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 499 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $111,777
Average Home Value $138,283


Median Household Income $49,955
Average Household Income $61,723
Per Capita Income $23,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 1.02%
Households 0.72% 1.06%
Families 0.89% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
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, 2014 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 # 472 73rd
Population Density1 # 317 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 598 66th
Median Household Income # 643 63rd
Per Capita Income # 675 62nd

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