Sweetwater, Michigan Population 2024

282

Sweetwater is a city located in Lake County, Mason County, and Oceana County Michigan. Sweetwater has a 2024 population of 282. Sweetwater is currently growing at a rate of 2.92% annually and its population has increased by 11.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 254 in 2020.

The average household income in Sweetwater is $49,987 with a poverty rate of 23.35%. The median age in Sweetwater is 61.1 years: 58.3 years for males, and 62.5 years for females.

Sweetwater Demographics

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

  • White: 83.25%
  • Black or African American: 12.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
35.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.02% (28)
The current population of Sweetwater, Michigan is 282 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 254.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16483.25%
Black or African American2512.69%
Two or more races73.55%
Native American10.51%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sweetwater Population by Race

Sweetwater Population Pyramid 2024

Sweetwater Median Age

61.1

Total

58.3

Male

62.5

Female

Sweetwater Adults

There are 174 adults, (75 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Age Dependency

99

Age Dependency Ratio

75.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater Sex Ratio

Female7538.07%
Male12261.93%

Sweetwater Population by Age

Sweetwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All872.1690.89.2
Married512.5790.29.8
Non Family321.2590.69.4
Male341000
Female151000

2.69

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

90.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sweetwater Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3117.82%
Associates Degree74.02%
Bachelors Degree1810.34%
Graduate Degree63.45%
High School Graduate6235.63%
Less Than 9th Grade10.57%
Some College4928.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15011923
Black17170
2+ Races650
Native American111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$14,688$16,250$0
Less Than 9th Grade$16,875$20,000$0
Overall$22,500$23,542$0
Some College$0$60,625$13,750

$22,500

Average Earnings

$23,542

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Sweetwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sweetwater Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sweetwater Language

98.48% of Sweetwater residents speak only English, while 1.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Sweetwater Language

Sweetwater Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1643621.95%
Black25936%
Multiple7114.29%

23.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.05%

Male Poverty Rate

17.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sweetwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Black, with 36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Multiple, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.1%.

Sweetwater Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.75%
High School37.1%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%
Some College1.79%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed50%
Female Employed27.27%
Male Employed3.03%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sweetwater Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$41,250$59,020
Households$39,271$49,987
Married Families$45,313$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,167$34,463

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sweetwater Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

67.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sweetwater Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sweetwater Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sweetwater Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sweetwater Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

28

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
World War II6
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War3
Korea1

Sweetwater Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 549
75+9
65 to 748
55 to 642
18 to 340

Sweetwater Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2416%
Black423.53%

Sweetwater Veterans by Race

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

39.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

32.2%

Labor Force Participation

24.4%

Employment Rate

24.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sweetwater Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sweetwater Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sweetwater Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.17%

Born in Sweetwater

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Sweetwater residents were born in the United States, with 78.17% having been born in Michigan. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sweetwater Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202932282.55%
202831482.61%
202730682.68%
202629882.76%
202529082.84%
202428282.92%
202327483.01%
202226683.1%
202125841.57%
2020254-2-0.78%
201925610.39%
201825531.19%
201725241.61%
201624831.22%
201524520.82%
201424310.41%
2013242-2-0.82%
201224400%
201124400%
201024400%

Sweetwater Population by Year