Sweetwater, TX 79556 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79556: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sweetwater, TX 79556

Not Acceptable, USPS
Claytonville, TX 79556
Palava, TX 79556

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 713
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,211
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 370
  • County: Nolan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.466, Longitude -100.386
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 79556 has segments in 2 Counties (Fisher, Nolan).

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Sweetwater, TX 79556 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,316
Population in Households 12,919
Population in Familes 10,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 397
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 5,167
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 3,392
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,309 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,858 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 950 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $65,513
Average Home Value $101,677


Median Household Income $41,463
Average Household Income $56,653
Per Capita Income $22,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.25%
Households 0.11% 0.12%
Families 0.0% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Sweetwater, TX 79556 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79556 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 711 62nd
Population Density1 # 1145 39th
Diversity Index2 # 657 65th
Median Household Income # 1271 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1190 37th

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