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Sweetwater, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater had a population of 10,832 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.471 and longitude -100.4059 in Nolan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweetwater 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.


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Sweetwater, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sweetwater, TX Housing Affordability Index is 313
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sweetwater, TX Wealth Index is 45
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 10,832
Population in Households 10,592
Population in Familes 8,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density 978
Diversity Index1 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,396
Average Household Income $51,082
Per Capita Income $19,774
Wealth Index3 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,725 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,521 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 760 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $53,615
Housing Affordability Index2 313
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,247
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,750
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% -0.21%
Households -0.23% -0.29%
Families -0.2% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Sweetwater, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 247 86th
Population Density # 741 58th
Diversity Index # 368 79th
Median Household Income # 1377 21st
Per Capita Income # 1267 27th

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