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Sweetwater, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Sweetwater had a population of 10,854 as of July 1, 2017. Sweetwater ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweetwater is located at latitude 32.4672 and longitude -100.411 in Nolan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweetwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nolan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,169 feet.

The City of Sweetwater (GNIS ID: 2412023) 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 Sweetwater is located within Sweetwater Division of Nolan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweetwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sweetwater, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,854
Daytime Population: Workers 4,903
Daytime Population: Residents 6,495
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,398
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 10,578
Population in Familes 8,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density2 1,065
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $39,198
Average Household Income $54,674
Per Capita Income $21,476


Total Housing Units 5,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,621 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,674 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 759 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $60,964
Average Home Value $92,751


Total Households 4,295
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,774
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.09%
Households -0.14% -0.13%
Families -0.13% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Sweetwater, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 239 86th
Population Density # 675 61st
Diversity Index # 359 80th
Median Household Income # 1235 29th
Per Capita Income # 1092 38th

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