Sweetwater, Florida Population 2020

21,553
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Sweetwater is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 21,553, it is the 114th largest city in Florida and the 1743rd largest city in the United States. Sweetwater is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 59.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,499 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Sweetwater has a population density of 9,837 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sweetwater is $48,679 with a poverty rate of 23.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,280 per month, and the median house value is $155,200. The median age in Sweetwater is 41.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 46.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males.

Sweetwater Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sweetwater was:

  • White: 94.50%
  • Black or African American: 2.20%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Two or more races: 1.00%
  • Other race: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.13%
The current population of Sweetwater, Florida is 21,553, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,543.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,499.

Sweetwater, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,87094.50%
Black or African American4632.20%
Asian2291.09%
Two or More Races2101.00%
Some Other Race1740.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.13%
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Sweetwater Population Pyramid 2020

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Sweetwater Median Age

41.8


Total

37.4


Male

46.2


Female

Sweetwater Adults

There are 17,348 adults, (3,878 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater Sex Ratio

Female

10,978

52.21%

Male

10,049

47.79%

Sweetwater Households and Families

Sweetwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sweetwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married45.5%54.5%
Male41.9%58.1%
All40.6%59.4%
Non Family38.8%61.2%
Female33.1%66.9%

40.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0633.4640.6
Married2,5844.2145.5
Non Family1,6871.5438.8
Female1,3704.1633.1
Male4224.2441.9

4.04

Average Family Size

3.46

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sweetwater Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,02613.05%
9th to 12th Grade3,04019.58%
High School Graduate4,54529.27%
Some College1,4959.63%
Associates Degree1,2317.93%
Bachelors Degree2,43115.66%
Graduate Degree7584.88%
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Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic14,8139,7892,987
Black36124939
White34130981
Asian12112188
Multiple Races11811044
Other Race1134713
Islander5454
Native American272710

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,975$27,075$19,740
Less Than High School$21,869$26,978$17,068
High School Grad$17,811$21,027$15,790
Some College$28,154$32,041$24,552
Bachelors Degree$29,358$33,810$28,256
Graduate Degree$28,333$28,472$

$22,975

Average Earnings

$27,075

Average Male

$19,740

Average Female

Sweetwater Language

Sweetwater Language by Age

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Sweetwater Language

4.53% of Sweetwater residents speak only English, while 95.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 93.40% of the population.

Sweetwater Poverty

Sweetwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,8854,66823.47%
Asian22915869.00%
White5967011.74%
Islander5454100.00%
Black4595311.55%
Other174116.32%

23.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.68%

Male Poverty Rate

26.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sweetwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Other, with 6.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.56%
High School24.84%
Bachelors or Greater15.90%
Some College14.89%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.75%
Female Unemployed20.54%
Female Employed12.92%
Male Employed9.60%

Sweetwater Income

Sweetwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,133$48,679
Families$41,075$53,751
Married Families$47,460-
Non Families$16,763$29,297
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Sweetwater Marital Status

Sweetwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sweetwater Married by Age and Sex

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Sweetwater Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sweetwater Marital Status by Race

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Sweetwater Veterans

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134

Number of Veterans

126

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam54
Second Gulf War27
Korea16
First Gulf War12
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5449
65 to 7445
75+34
55 to 646
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1280.79%
Hispanic1050.64%
Indian622.22%

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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17.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater Employment Status

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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20.55%

Born in Florida

25.82%

Native Born

74.18%

Foreign Born

33.70%

Non Citizen

40.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

25.82% of Sweetwater residents were born in the United States, with 20.55% having been born in Florida. 33.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,55350.02%
201921,54850.02%
201821,5435812.77%
201720,96250.02%
201620,957500.24%
201520,907940.45%
201420,813160.08%
201320,7971550.75%
201220,6422141.05%
201120,4284462.23%
201019,9825,7563.46%
200014,2263170.23%
199013,9095,6585.36%
19808,2514,8949.41%
19703,3570.00%