Sweetwater, Florida Population 2021

20,612
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Sweetwater is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 20,612, it is the 115th largest city in Florida and the 1807th largest city in the United States . Sweetwater is currently declining at a rate of -0.92% annually but its population has increased by 52.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,499 in 2010. Sweetwater reached it's highest population of 21,185 in 2018. Spanning over 2 miles, Sweetwater has a population density of 9,408 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sweetwater is $50,601 with a poverty rate of 19.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,330 per month, and the median house value is $178,700. The median age in Sweetwater is 42.8 years, 38.9 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Sweetwater Demographics

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

  • White: 95.40%
  • Black or African American: 2.21%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Sweetwater, Florida is 20,612 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,185.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,499.

Sweetwater, Florida Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,90695.40%
Black or African American4622.21%
Asian2261.08%
Some Other Race1390.67%
Two or More Races850.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.09%
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Sweetwater Population by Race

Sweetwater Population Pyramid $2021

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Sweetwater Median Age

42.8


Total

38.9


Male

45.8


Female

Sweetwater Adults

There are 17,186 adults, (3,768 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater Sex Ratio

Female

10,586

50.74%

Male

10,279

49.26%

Sweetwater Population by Age

Sweetwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sweetwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48.7%51.3%
Male44%56%
All40.8%59.2%
Non Family35.9%64.1%
Female28.4%71.6%

40.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sweetwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0753.4240.8
Married2,7164.0748.7
Non Family1,5831.4935.9
Female1,2564.1628.4
Male5204.1544

3.91

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

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Sweetwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,89112.35%
9th to 12th Grade3,73924.42%
High School Graduate3,96725.91%
Some College1,4109.21%
Associates Degree1,0346.75%
Bachelors Degree2,47216.14%
Graduate Degree8005.22%
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Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic14,7599,1723,075
Black35021362
White27624579
Asian12312394
Other Race8540
2+ Races756028
Native American282810
Islander1919

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 76.42%.

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,485$29,659$20,307
Less Than 9th Grade$25,083$26,597$18,099
High School Graduate$21,133$30,278$17,368
Some College$26,516$30,114$23,367
Bachelors Degree$35,823$37,440$30,645
Graduate Degree$26,821$27,356$

$25,485

Average Earnings

$29,659

Average Male

$20,307

Average Female

Sweetwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sweetwater Language by Age

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Sweetwater Language

8.38% of Sweetwater residents speak only English, while 91.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 89.73% of the population.

Sweetwater Language

Sweetwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,8913,78519.03%
Asian22614061.95%
White5296612.48%
Black458296.33%
Multiple852731.76%
Islander1919100.00%
Other139128.63%

19.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.55%

Male Poverty Rate

22.08%

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 Black, with 6.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.17%.

Sweetwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.93%
High School22.74%
Some College13.83%
Bachelors or Greater13.78%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.61%
Female Unemployed15.18%
Female Employed12.41%
Male Employed4.52%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sweetwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,920$50,601
Families$47,003$55,209
Married Families$53,590-
Non Families$17,413$29,934
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Income by Household Type

Sweetwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

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 55-64.

Sweetwater Marital Status by Race

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Sweetwater Marital Status

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121

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam48
Second Gulf War33
Korea22
First Gulf War11
World War II

Sweetwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5444
65 to 7440
75+30
55 to 647
18 to 34

Sweetwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1140.70%
Hispanic870.53%
Native American725.00%

Sweetwater Veterans by Race

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sweetwater Employment by Age

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Sweetwater Employment by Race

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Sweetwater Employment by Education

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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20.63%

Born in Sweetwater

25.55%

Native Born

74.45%

Foreign Born

33.89%

Non Citizen

40.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

25.55% of Sweetwater residents were born in the United States, with 20.63% having been born in Florida. 33.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sweetwater Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,612-191-0.92%
202020,803-191-0.91%
201920,994-191-0.90%
201821,1854532.19%
201720,73220.01%
201620,730330.16%
201520,697830.40%
201420,614120.06%
201320,6021580.77%
201220,4442111.04%
201120,2332441.22%
201019,9895,7633.46%
200014,2263170.23%
199013,9095,6585.36%
19808,2514,8949.41%
19703,3570.00%

Sweetwater Population by Year